Hi friends! Did you know that Hispanics are twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes? It runs in my family and I have to watch what we eat. Eating well to maintain a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do to lower the risk for type 2 diabetes. Avocados are virtually the only fruit that contains monounsaturated fat, and they are sodium, cholesterol and trans-fat free. We eat avocados on a regular basis. Here’s a simple recipe my family has enjoyed over the years. My mom loved making these “Avocado, Lettuce and Tomato” sandwiches while growing up and it became a family tradition to eat these on Saturdays for lunch!
- Whole-grain bread
- Hass avocados
- Romain lettuce
- Fat-free mayonnaise
- Swiss cheese (optional)
- Spread fat-free mayonnaise on whole-grain bread. Slice tomato, cucumber and avocados and add to your sandwich as much as you'd like.
My girls and I enjoy these sandwiches when we are on a tight schedule but need something healthy to eat. I don’t like to use the word diet when it comes to eating healthy but I like learning about nutrition. Diets rich in foods containing fiber have been found to potentially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Hass avocados are a satisfying snack with 8% of your daily recommended value (DV) fiber per 1 serving of avocado. Also, remember that fiber adds bulk to your diet and can help provide a feeling of fullness.
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