If you’re skipping meat all or most of the time, you probably don’t need to worry about your intake of bad cholesterols and fats, but as Blisstree columnist Dr. Natasha Turner reminds us, getting healthy fats is just as important for weight loss and health. And it’s a lot more fun that constantly worrying about what not to eat. Avocados are not only a great way to get monounsaturated fats, but they’re also rich in glutathione (a potent antioxidant), vitamin E and potassium. Plus, studies have shown that eating them regularly can lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol in adults.
So to help you get your daily dose, we found some creative ways to eat avocados for Meatless Monday. From the obvious (salads) to the inventive (chilled soups, tarts, and toasts), we found some pretty amazing ways to get these green, healthy fat pods into your diet: