Replace These 15 Bad-Fat Ingredients With Avocado

Find out how you can use avocado to make your favorite fatty foods better for you

Avocado toast, anyone? Sure, that stuff is great, but we can get more creative than that.

Avocados are talked about like the be-all, end-all of healthy fat ingredients. These tender fruits — yes, they are fruits — pack just enough of the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats you need in your day.

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Some of our favorite comfort foods, such as luscious cheesecake, creamy mac and cheese, and cheesy Alfredo sauce, taste amazing but aren’t always amazing for our health. The average (modestly sized) slice of cheesecake packs 28 grams of fat — that’s nearly three times as many as a spoonful of butter!

But don’t worry: You can still indulge in your favorite foods without loading on those extra fats. We do, of course, need some fats in our diets — fats jump-start your metabolism, help your brain function better, and keep you feeling satisfied so you don’t crave and binge on ice cream.

That’s where avocados come in handy. A whole half of an avocado contains approximately 10 grams of the healthy fats your body craves — which makes eating avocados a smart method for ingesting essential nutrients.

These recipes make it so easy: Make these substitutions to fat-loaded recipes for an extra nutritional boost from over-indulgent foods.

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