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Avocado Snackage & Storage

Happy Thirsty Thursday!

 

Thanks for being understanding about my lack of attention to the blog. I’ve been all consumed over here and barely been on the computer!

 

Drink of the Day:

I’m back to Dino Kale with Pear and Apple (with 1 t maca, small scoop vanilla sun warrior, 2 T chia seeds, ice and vanilla tempt hemp milk). have you read my post on rotating your greens? I talked about how most of us prefer spinach smoothies, but how it’s important to switch it up often!

 

It’s a miserable, rainy day here. I am really peeved at that groundhog. He always lies to us. Early Spring my arse πŸ™

 

I had a new breakfast recipe for you all today. I tookΒ  pics this morning. Loaded everything on my computer. Ate my breakfast. When it was too late I found out that they didn’t transfer from my camera and for some reason got completely deleted. Grrrr. Not a good start to the day. I will make it again and post it next week though πŸ™‚

 

For now…here’s an old fav snackage…

Sliced avocado on top of Mary’s Gone Crackers Herb flavor. SO so good. I LOVE Mary’s Gone Crackers. they are Wheat Free & Gluten Free for you allergy folks. Made with no added oils or fats! Just brown rice, quinoa, flax seeds and sesame seeds! So good! I put these out for my mom when she came over to help me with the nursery and loved them!

 

I LOVE when I get a GOOD avocado. However, I never eat a whole one at once. So, how do you save them to make sure they don’t turn brown? This is a question I get often. It’s SUPER simple.

1. Leave the pit INSIDE of it.

2. wrap it up tight placing wrap over the flesh

3. stick it in the fridge

That’s it!

I have heard some people squeezing some lime on it also.

 

What are your tips for keeping an avocado from turning brown?

 

I owe you all a belly pic. For some reason my tripod doesn’t do the trick. They all turn out blurry. So I need to rely on Michael to take them. We have been so busy that we never got a chance yesterday, and got home late because we went to Babies R’ Us for a very expensive trip to get things I needed from my registry. the nursery is just about ready though! I will post final pics of it soon πŸ˜€

Michael was sitting in my glider in Ella’s room yesterday, looking at my stomach going ” please don’t go today. I am not ready.” Apparently he thinks I look like I am ready to pop at any minute, haha. She still needs a little more time to cook but it could be any day now!!!!

 

Hope you all enjoy your day!

 

 

 

xxoo

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24 Comments

  • Reply Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

    I’m so excited for you Laury! I can’t wait to see what baby Ella looks like. Good luck (if she happens to come today!)

    March 31, 2011 at 9:24 am
  • Reply Jennifer @ Evolving Well

    When I was taking spanish lessons, my Mexican teacher told me that where he’s from in Oaxaca Mexico, they don’t even use lime in their guac. They just throw in the pits and it will keep the avocado meat from turning.

    As for myself, I just leave the pit in the half I’m not using and keep it loosely covered…it stays fine for a few days. If the top gets a bit dried out, you can always peel it off and everything underneath is fine.

    March 31, 2011 at 9:34 am
    • Reply laury

      very interesting. I have never tried the lime thing, just head others who have that it worked for

      March 31, 2011 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Holly @ The Runny Egg

    Yep — I do the same thing with my avocados — and I do splash a little lemon juice on there, but I don’t think it is really needed.

    March 31, 2011 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Kat

    Haha avacodos don’t last very long in my house, so there is no need to keep it from browning. I guess my secret is to devour the entire thing πŸ˜‰

    March 31, 2011 at 10:17 am
  • Reply Naomi

    I sometimes dice it and freeze what I dont use! I have throw them in smoothies or just let them thaw out and it keeps them from going bad!

    March 31, 2011 at 10:24 am
    • Reply laury

      wow, never heard of freezing it! that’s a good idea

      March 31, 2011 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Healthy Diaries

    So sorry that your pics got deleted. That’s SO frustrating! πŸ™

    Thanks so much for the avocado tip. I actually don’t buy them that often because of them getting brown after eating only half. I’m such a dummy but I will definitely have them around the house from now on!

    March 31, 2011 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Donna

    Just want to say how much i appreciated your rotating greens post, i’m now in love with kale!
    Thanks πŸ™‚

    March 31, 2011 at 11:29 am
    • Reply laury

      Aww yey! Thanks for saying that I am so glad you got something out of it!!

      March 31, 2011 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Stefanie @TheNewHealthy

    Mary’s Crackers are my absolute fave! I wish they weren’t 5 dollars a box though because I could literally eat them in 2 days flat!! haha

    I always store my avocado in an airtight container and I leave the pit inside. Works like charm. πŸ™‚

    Can’t wait to see your updated belly pics!

    March 31, 2011 at 11:42 am
  • Reply Katie

    I leave the pit in there, and just put it in a tupperware. It usually stays green, but if does get brown, I’m not too picky. There is so little of the flesh that gets brown, I’ll eat it still.

    March 31, 2011 at 11:45 am
  • Reply Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie)

    I’m super excited to see your new belly pic, the due date is almost here! How awesome πŸ™‚ What a great snackage, I’ve never seen Mary’s Gone Crackers around here

    March 31, 2011 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply thehealthyapron

    I have kale in my fridge right now and figured since I hate eating it on its own, maybe I would like it better in smoothies. SO tonight is the night I’m going to try it. I like your combos so I might used that tonight with my dinner!
    I didn’t even know that was the proper way to store avocado, I was just doing it and then I read somewhere to leave the pit in and I was like…sweet! I was doing something right! lol. But I’ve also tried spritcing lemon or lime juice and that works too!
    I hate when I get a bad avocado though!!

    March 31, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    • Reply laury

      I hope you like it! for the first time maybe throw in another piece of fruit or some pineapple chunks…kale can be gritty it sometimes takes getting used to!

      March 31, 2011 at 5:29 pm
  • Reply Charlie

    I do the same as you with the avocado. Since I usually eat it quickly, I usually don’t have a problem ;). Must be really good with mary’s crackers! I love to eat it alone with some soy sauce drizzled on it :).

    March 31, 2011 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Katie @ Finding My Om

    Yummy! Those avocado crackers look so good! πŸ™‚ I’m going to have to give those a try sometime. I wish I had good tips to keeping an avocado from going brown, but all of mine always end up brown (unless I only buy 1 or 2 at a time).

    March 31, 2011 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Caree @ Fit-Mama

    I put it in lime juice if I just eat half of it…it is so tricky though to get them absolutely perfect!

    March 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Truth? I don’t think I’ve ever eaten an avocado before. I think maybe its been included with an entree that I’ve ordered in a restaurant before but I can’t be sure. Looks like it might be something that I should give a try πŸ™‚

    March 31, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    • Reply laury

      Oh, Laura you must! You don’t know what you’re missing πŸ˜‰

      March 31, 2011 at 5:29 pm
  • Reply Sophia @ Raven Waves

    I use the same trick for avocados!! I definitely need to pick 1 or 2 up soon. I feel like I haven’t had one in forever! Can’t wait for the belly pic! πŸ™‚

    March 31, 2011 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Nicole @ Making Good Choices

    I love having avocado on Mary’s Crackers. It’s such a good snack!

    March 31, 2011 at 6:41 pm
  • Reply Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather

    That’s one big avocado pit! I always add a squeeze of lemon juice to my ziploc baggie and my avocados don’t turn brown. Keeping the air out is probably the most important though.

    Today I added beet greens to my smoothie. I never really think much about rotating my green around, but I guess it just happens naturally as I run out and use what’s on hand.

    Can’t wait for the new pic!

    March 31, 2011 at 11:15 pm
  • Reply Alisa Fleming

    I do the same as you, but you can squeeze citrus on the exposed portion to help keep it from browning.

    April 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm
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