Friday, September 9, 2011

Avocados Make Me Happy

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hass Avocado Board featuring Hass Avocados for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Of all the fruits and vegetables out there, Avocados are one of the most amazing and versatile things you can eat.  There have been many occasions where the roommate and I have referred to them as "orgasmic" and often made special trips to the store just for some . 


 

Avocados are one of my all time favorite things to eat, whether I'm simply dashing a little salt on them and eating them alone, mashing them into a fantastic guacamole (lime being another of my favorites, especially with guac) or slicing them up to add to a tomato sandwich.  I even have a vegetarian friend who always orders avocados as a replacement for meat on sandwiches and other things when we're out to eat.  They're hearty and tasty too!

Not to mention, in my quest for being a health nut, avocados are a huge source of good fats and one medium avocado has nearly 100 vitamins and minerals, making it a nutrient dense food choice.  Plus, over 75% of the fat in these lovely taste explosions is unsaturated-so they're a great substitute for fatty foods!

Hass Avocados is hosting a Kick Off with Hass Avocados Recipe Contest where you can submit your favorite avocado recipes for a chance to win a trip for 4 to the Rose Bowl Game®.

The grand prize includes: Round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, participation in a Rose Bowl Game® Welcome Reception, admission to the “behind-the-scene” Rose Bowl Parade® decorating site, sightseeing tour of Pasadena, admission to the Rose Bowl Game® on January 2. 2012 + more!

There are 2 ways to participate:

  1. A weekly sweepstakes where we will give away a box of avocados for 14 consecutive weeks!
  2. A Recipe Contest where the winner will win a trip to the Rose Bowl Game®!

30 finalists will be selected and judged on:

  • Use of Hass Avocados in recipe – 25%
  • Photo quality and image appeal– 25%
  • Creativity – 25%
  • Relevance – 25%.

Those 30 finalists and their recipes will then be voted on by the public, and the grand prize winner will be chosen by which recipe has the greatest number of votes!

Check out Hass Avocados for tailgating tips and recipes and feel free to sign up to receive free emails with recipe ideas and nutrition information. You’ll get loaded up with great ideas once a month.

Now excuse me, I have to go buy some Hass Avocados now... I have a craving I have to fill.

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1 comment:

Cyn said...

i could live on avocados and was amazed when i saw an avocado tree in a friends yard on a visit to california years ago -- they ate avocados at every meal and that to me was just heaven -- lol!

love your blog!
♥cyn♥
misadventures of a chunky goddess

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