5 reasons to use Avocados for Thanksgiving Posted on 20 Nov 09:14 , 4 comments

image courtesy of Forks and Beans.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner... and you know what that means: overeating and mind numbing amounts of leftovers for days. While avocados aren't a part of the traditional Thanksgiving day menu, you'll be thankful to have some avocados lying around to spice up your leftover life and to get your healthy lifestyle back on track. Have some avocados on hand so that you don't get to the point that you feel winded every time you head back to the kitchen and start thinking, "I'm pretty sure I'm just sweating gravy now." 

Once you try these 5 ideas, you'll be thankful that avocados are available in the winter and that Nordeen Farms' Bacon and Fuerte avocado trees are producing. 

1. Sneak some in the salad the day of Thanksgiving for some extra flavor and fiber. Every salad needs a little California avocado. Plus, the beneficial fats along with the extra fiber avocados provide will help curb your appetite and boost your heart health. Your brain will say "when" sooner than expected and your heart will be better equipped to handle the extra stress that comes with the holidays (drunk aunts asking nosy questions about your future, traveling with kids, etc.).  

2. Turkey, Cranberry, Avocado & Cream Cheese Sandwiches made with leftovers. #Duh.

3.  Looking for a food Oasis after deliriously wandering through a desert of dried up turkey, crustier by the minute stuffing, pasty mashed potatoes? Is your cousin's jello mold that nobody wanted the day of Thanksgiving starting to look good just because it's something different? Desperate for something new? Try mashing some avocado & sriracha into your old potatoes. Avocado will add some new flavor to your potatoes and and bring back that silky texture. That should knock you out of your food coma and back into the land of the living!

4. If things aren't quite weird enough, you can always kick it up a notch an avocado cocktail. Once the creativity is flowing, make your own Thanksgiving leftover recipes and share them with us in the comments below!
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5. Thanksgiving Guacamole because when should you ever pass up chips and guac? Try out this cute recipe from Fork and Beans that is pictured at the top.

Happy Thanksgiving!