It’s Avocado Week!

Brighter Bites is celebrating our brand new partnership with Avocados From Mexico and Mission Produce with Avocado Week, a week-long celebration of all things avocado! Thanks to a generous donation from Mission Produce, each Brighter Bites family is taking home two Hass avocados in their weekly produce bags. That adds up to almost 24,000 avocados!

Hass avocados are the only avocados in the world that are available 365 days a year. These beauties — which are technically berries…who knew? — are packed with nearly 20 vitamins and minerals and are naturally free of sodium and cholesterol. Avocados are also a great source of fiber and unsaturated (think “good”) fat, which means they’ll keep you full for a long time!

In addition to avocados, Brighter Bites families also went home with nutrition education information, including all the best tips and tricks for getting the most out of avocados, thanks to Avocados From Mexico. Did you know that you can use a brown bag and some bananas to ripen an avocado faster? You can also swap out half the butter in a baking recipe with an equal amount of mashed ripe avocado to decrease the saturated fat content. These gems are so versatile!

If we’ve left you craving some avocado goodness, head over to our Make Everyday an Avocado Day!┬árecipe post for a variety of recipes incorporating your new favorite fruit!