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Too much avocado? And avocado substitutes

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 05, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Hey so I am wondering, is it too much avocado to eat 1/2 of one in the morning with my eggs, and another 1/2 avo with my salad at lunch?

Also, Avocado are quite expensive. Can anyone suggest some alternate fats that they use to "beef" up their meals? I like avocado because it really complements both my breakfast and lunch and leaves me feeling satisfied and full afterwards. I love coconut oil and olive oil as condiments or base of a stir fry/whatever, but they dont really do it for me as much more. What other fats do y'all use to make up the calories and satiety provided by the delicious but costly avocado?

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on June 05, 2012
at 04:34 PM

You might consider seeking out old neighborhoods built where there once were avocado orchards. That's the reason we have the trees. There's an avocado tree right on the street out front of our neighbor growing in the strip by the sidewalk. It's loaded right now and fair game since it's growing in a public place.

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on June 05, 2012
at 11:06 AM

+1 -- I almost always have bone broth going on in the kitchen, and that tallow is great for cooking steaks in.

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on June 05, 2012
at 11:04 AM

I'll sometimes snack on butter like it was cheese -- that is, I get the good stuff (goat butter is awesome) and I nibble on it sparingly. Sauteed greens is another way to go.

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on June 05, 2012
at 03:10 AM

Diane Ill take some of those extra avocados off your hand! I live in Socal, unfortunately I still need to buy my avocados :P

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on June 05, 2012
at 03:06 AM

a lot of times I just take a few bites out of it. Cooking spinach in it works well, as does putting it in sweet potatoes

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on June 05, 2012
at 01:37 AM

Gosh darn-it, Diane! I cried when we moved back to cold Missouri. I was like maybe going on 7. I cried, "It's so cold, Mom! Where are the REAL trees?". I'd love to go back, but my hockey-player husband emphatically says "Hell NO".

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on June 05, 2012
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Yes we are! We have 8 40-foot avocado trees in our yard. We throw away more avocados than we eat! I don't think one or even two avocados eaten at once to be too many.

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at 01:29 AM

I've never been much of a butter eater. How do you typically add it to your meals?

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64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on June 05, 2012
at 01:07 AM

I often eat 2 avocados a day, so I don't think 1 is too much. Butter is also good to 'beef up' meals

Cbf014e1272e1c092e774c70e78b7890

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on June 05, 2012
at 01:29 AM

I've never been much of a butter eater. How do you typically add it to your meals?

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on June 05, 2012
at 03:06 AM

a lot of times I just take a few bites out of it. Cooking spinach in it works well, as does putting it in sweet potatoes

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on June 05, 2012
at 11:04 AM

I'll sometimes snack on butter like it was cheese -- that is, I get the good stuff (goat butter is awesome) and I nibble on it sparingly. Sauteed greens is another way to go.

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F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

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on June 05, 2012
at 01:35 AM

I don't beef up my food with fats. I select meats that are well-marbled and eat them when I feel that I need more fats. Eating a fatty cut of meat seems to satisfy me for a while. Examples include fatty hamburger, pork butt roast, ribeye steak, even chicken with the skin still on. Also, if I make bone broth I save the tallow that forms on top and find that using that to cook with adds a level of satiety that other fats don't seem to confer.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

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on June 05, 2012
at 11:06 AM

+1 -- I almost always have bone broth going on in the kitchen, and that tallow is great for cooking steaks in.

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on June 05, 2012
at 01:03 AM

Eggs, fatty meat, fresh and canned salmon, sardines, bacon, beef feet, nuts very occasionally

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on June 05, 2012
at 02:56 AM

You're in Los Angeles, where avocados are found year round. Where are you buying them? I'll bet the farmer's market has tons of them. I have also found them at the Mexican markets in my area for $0.50 each. I buy organic ones from Lassen's for $0.99 each. Trader Joe's and Costco carry them for a similar price, but I don't know that they are organic.

I have one with lunch or my husband, son, and I split two of them with dinner. I use olive oil and avocado oil for mayonnaise or salad dressings; coconut oil or butter for cooking. I don't go out of my way to add fat, but do love my bulletproof coffee for breakfast and don't shy away from cooking with fat.

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on June 05, 2012
at 02:55 AM

I eat an avocado a day to keep the doc away (I see no problem in it!). If it works for you keep doing it. Ummmmm BACON BITS (just chop up good ol' organic bacon) and add it to your salad. YUM :)

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26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on June 05, 2012
at 01:25 AM

In the spring/summmer, I eat an avocado a day. In the winter, I like to add extra coconut oil to a heated smoked salmon dish, or consume a tablespoon of coconut manna for dessert. I wish, however, I had the avocado trees in my backyard, as I did as a kid in California. Cali locals are LUCKY!!!

Cbf014e1272e1c092e774c70e78b7890

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on June 05, 2012
at 03:10 AM

Diane Ill take some of those extra avocados off your hand! I live in Socal, unfortunately I still need to buy my avocados :P

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on June 05, 2012
at 01:37 AM

Gosh darn-it, Diane! I cried when we moved back to cold Missouri. I was like maybe going on 7. I cried, "It's so cold, Mom! Where are the REAL trees?". I'd love to go back, but my hockey-player husband emphatically says "Hell NO".

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on June 05, 2012
at 01:32 AM

Yes we are! We have 8 40-foot avocado trees in our yard. We throw away more avocados than we eat! I don't think one or even two avocados eaten at once to be too many.

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on June 05, 2012
at 04:34 PM

You might consider seeking out old neighborhoods built where there once were avocado orchards. That's the reason we have the trees. There's an avocado tree right on the street out front of our neighbor growing in the strip by the sidewalk. It's loaded right now and fair game since it's growing in a public place.

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