ALT Sandwiches

This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Hass Avocado board. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

avocado recipeHi 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!

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ALT Sandwiches
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Recipe type: Lunch
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Ingredients
  • Whole-grain bread
  • Hass avocados
  • Romain lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Fat-free mayonnaise
  • Swiss cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. Spread fat-free mayonnaise on whole-grain bread. Slice tomato, cucumber and avocados and add to your sandwich as much as you'd like.

 

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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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