A Surprising Good-For-You-Food!

Food Highlight:  Avocado Misconception:  I shouldn't eat avocados because they are high in fat and calories

Why They Are Good for You:  Avocados are rich in heart healthy monunstaturated fat and contain phytochemicals that may help prevent cancer and other diseases.  They are loaded with antioxidants  such as lutein, beta carotene, and vitamin E.  Scientists now believe that the fat content of avocados help the body absorb nutrients from other foods

Recipe:  Shrimp and Avocado Tostadas

  • 30  medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1 pound)
  • 2  tablespoons  chili powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 6  (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 2/3  cup  guacamole
  • 1/4  cup  chopped green onions

Prepare grill or broiler.

Thread 5 shrimp onto each of 6 (12-inch) skewers. Combine the chili powder and salt; sprinkle both sides of shrimp with the chili powder mixture. Place in a shallow baking dish; cover and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes. Place kebabs on a grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Place the tortillas directly on the middle rack in oven. Bake at 350° for 7 minutes (tortillas should still be slightly pliable). Top each tortilla with about 2 tablespoons Guacamole and 5 shrimp. Sprinkle evenly with green onions.