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Use Avocados For Healthy Weight Management

In a previous post, I told you that avocados are among the best foods for diabetics as they contain lots of fiber, low amounts of carbohydrates and sugar as well as saturated fat. Adding fiber to the diet keeps you feeling full longer, so you are not always craving something to eat, and this can help you keep your weight under control. Avocados also contain nearly twenty vitamins and minerals, making them a nutrient dense food.

Nutritionists at LOVE ONE Today have put together a healthy Mediterranean-style eating plan to help diabetics manage their weight. Their plan includes menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

Below are two that definitely appeal to my senses, since I’m a salmon and avocado lover. I haven’t tried them yet, but I certainly plan to do so in a day or two. I hope you will try them and then drop me a line and let me know how it turned out.


1 ripe, fresh Hass Avocado, halved,
pitted, peeled and diced
3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 ripe navel orange, peeled
and diced
1/2 cup diced seedless cucumber

1/4 cup finely diced scallions
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded,
finely diced
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp. salt, divided
4 skinless salmon fillets appr. 2 ounces each


  1. In a medium bowl combine avocado, lime juice, orange, cucumber,
    onion, jalapeño, cilantro and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt; set aside.
  2. Heat broiler.
  3. Season salmon with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  4. Arrange fillets on a lightly greased foil-lined rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Broil salmon 4 inches from heat source until cooked through,
    8 to 10 minutes.
  6. To serve, place fillets on a platter; top with salsa.
    SERVING SUGGESTION: serve over 3/4 cup brown rice, top with 1/3
    cup steamed corn, 1 cup steamed or sauteed snap peas

You can get your avocado meal plan, which you can print out and keep for your own use to refer to whenever you need it. Just click on this link:

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