Contributed by: NAPSA
Choose Good Fats For Good Health
(NAPSA) - California avocados taste great, are a versatile recipe ingredient and offer important nutrients as part of a healthful diet. Avocados are one of the few fruits (yes, they are really a fruit) that provide "good" unsaturated fats which have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease.
Compared to other commonly eaten fruits, California avocados rank highest in lutein, which acts as an antioxidant, and beta-sitosterol, which may block cholesterol absorption."
As a substitute for saturated fats found in butter and mayonnaise, avocados work well spread on toast or in sandwiches. Avocados taste great in a wide variety of salads, especially when teamed with other fruits.
Whisk together all ingredients and set aside.
Place chopped avocado, blueberries, apple, and mango in medium bowl and toss with 4 tablespoons dressing. Toss salad greens in large bowl with remainder of dressing, and distribute evenly on each of six salad plates. Place an equal portion of fruit/avocado mixture on top of each greens serving. Sprinkle with chopped chives and toasted walnuts to serve.
Serving Size: Makes 6 Servings
Nutritional Information: Per Serving: calories: 192, total fat: 6g, saturated fat: 1g, monounsaturated fat: 3g; polyunsaturated fat: 2g; % calories from fat: 31%, % calories from saturated fat: 4%, protein: 4g, carbohydrates: 34g, cholesterol: 0mg, dietary fiber: 7g, sodium: 78mg
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