Summer is upon us and eating light is during the ┬áhot months of the year makes us feel better. Salads are great, but sometimes they’re not as filling as we’d like.

Enter, the avocado.

You’re probably thinking that the avocado is packed with fat. And you’d be right. But as long as it’s the right kind of fat, you don’t have to worry about packing on the pounds. Avocados are packed with healthy monosaturated fats, that actually can help your body to quiet your hunger pains. And there’s no reason to start binging on this superfood – a quarter or half of an avocado is all you need.

Along with helping to banish hunger, super foods, like the avocado, build bones, prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, and even keep your mind sharp. Not to mention it’s packed with fiber and protein.

So if you’re looking for a healthy snack or a great substitution for your traditional 2 slice of bread sandwich try this:

Tomato & Avocado Sandwich


Tomato, sliced

Avocado, sliced or mashed

Focaccia bread, sliced

Fresh Mozarella



Place sliced tomato, avocado and mozarella on piece of focaccia bread for an open-faced sandwich. For a twist on this simple lunch, add a dash of oregano over the cheese and melt cheese in a toaster oven.

Did You Know?

Did you know that nutritionally speaking, fresh mozzarella and part-skim mozzarella are basically the same in terms of calories, fat, and saturated fat? HOWEVER, the part-skim variety is packed with carbohydrates and has a lot more sodium. Stick with fresh if you're counting carbs or trying to reduce your sodium intake.