“Healthy fats” are not an oxymoron. If you’re looking for proof, look no further than the avocado. Avocados are natural, whole plant foods and are the only fruit that contain more than 20% fat. Their fats are unsaturated and cholesterol free, and bring with them over 20 vitamins and minerals. Plant based fats have been shown to have a positive effect on cholesterol levels, improve absorption of nutrients, and protect against macular degeneration and cataracts- and they taste awesome and are an affordable, versatile food. If you’ve been putting all of your avocados into guacamole, get ready to be surprised and delighted by the many dishes that can be whipped up with avocados and other plants. Join AmyLeo as you learn new and creative ways to work with this gem of a fruit. While avocados are the focus of the class, Chef AmyLeo will also talk about other plant-based healthy fats such as those found in nuts and seeds. This class is vegan and gluten-free with hands-on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required.
On the menu:
· Sloppy Joe Stuffed Avocado
· Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto Sauce
· Avocado–Kimchi Guacamole
· Avocado Chocolate Pudding