The Results are In: 39 Points
Good Food for Me!
Feed Me, See More: The Impact of Avocado
This was another situation (like with Coffee) where I expected the results to be on the bad side of the scale. Of course, avocado has a reputation for being healthy, but I still had a general cranky feeling following me around. However, things at work are inordinately stressful, so that could be the cause of the cranks.
Unfortunately, there weren’t a lot of noteworthy moments for avocado. Depressive symptoms were the highest all week with anxiety symptoms about half as bad. The numbers overall were low enough to keep this food Good, but nothing stuck out as significant when it comes to specific symptoms.
Play with Your Food: Recipes of the Week
Avocado is a fun food! There’s so much you can try out and there are plenty of things I’m hoping to do in the future. Many people use avocado as a substitute for mayo or dairy in certain recipes (which can be good for getting picky eaters to eat veggies or have added benefits for anyone lactose intolerant).
1. Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast by Tasty
Ah, my friend Tasty. I missed you when I was drinking all that Coffee…! Tasty has this great video showcasing which avocado toast you might prefer based on your zodiac sign. I don’t know if this is true because I actually gravitated toward Taurus when I’m a proud Capricorn. Taurus is a bull while Capricorn is a goat though, so animal-wise, we’re pretty close.
While I did enjoy this toast, a little smoked salmon counts for a lot; that flavor is powerful. If you don’t like that flavor, try a different toast! The other choices go to eleven.
Luckily, I do like it and I had to supervise my toast to keep a certain cat roommate of mine away from my food…
2. Avocado Carbonara by Tasty
This. Is. Delicious. Pasta carbonara just got even more amazing with the addition of the avocado. It’s easy and while those watching their carbs might want to minimize pasta, this certainly seems like a healthier way to enjoy those noods when you can get them.
Make sure you only make enough to eat in one sitting; even in the fridge, the avocado oxidizes fast and if there’s anything bad to say about this stone fruit, it’s that brownish-green is definitely not an appetizing color.
Thanks for all your help in the kitchen this week, Tasty (by BuzzFeed)!
Mindful Eating: Closing Thoughts on Avocado
As stated already, I’m sure some of the exacerbated symptoms this week had more to do with work than with this pretty pitted friend. The texture gives avocado many uses in the kitchen, but I will probably only keep as many on hand as I’ll be able to use quickly; they tend to ripen faster than I think they will! It was nice to have an alternative to butter on toast and it’s nice to know there’s at least one green food I know how to enjoy.
Come back Monday to find out the next Food of the Week!