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Healthy Fats You Should Be Eating

It is common belief that eating too much fat leads to unwanted body-fat and weight gain. Research studies show that eating fat is essential for regulating body temperature and protecting your organs, as well as for satisfying our taste buds and hunger. Fats are frequently classified the same way as cholesterol; ?goodŁ and ?badŁ. ?BadŁ fats are typically identified as ?saturatedŁ or ?transŁ fats on food labels, and many times come from animal sources. ?GoodŁ fats generally come from plants and are unsaturated. Below are examples of foods you can add into your diet this month to increase your healthy fat intake. We have also added a delicious Avocado Hummus recipe incorporating some of these healthy fats. Healthy Fats:
  • Fatty fish
  • Flaxseed and chia seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Canola oil
  • Eggs
  • Nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Peanut butter
  • Avocado
Avocado Hummus Ingredients:
  • 1 (15 oz) can chick peas, well drained
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, cored and peeled (13 oz before cored and peeled)
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, plus more for serving if desired
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro leaves, for topping
  • Red pepper flakes, for topping
Untitled 1Untitled 2 (Photo source: cookingclassy.com) Directions:
  • Pulse chick peas, olive oil, tahini, lime juice, and garlic in a food processor until smooth, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste (I did a scant 1/2 tsp salt and about 1/8 tsp pepper), add cumin and avocados and pulse mixture until smooth and creamy, about 1 - 2 minutes longer
  • Serve topped with more olive oil if desired and sprinkle with cilantro and red pepper flakes. Serve with pita chips, carrots, celery, etc.
(Recipe source: cookingclassy.com) Post a picture of the meal that you integrate healthy fats in this week and include the hashtags #healthyfats and #nnm2015!
Posted by vivadmin at 3/10/2015 12:02:00 AM
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