Have you had your “Alligator Pear” today?

Posted on August 5, 2012 | by
Vegetarian Mexican Bean Wrap Sandwich

Avocados are actually considered a fruit and as such are the ultimate health food packed with super-heart-healthy monounsaturated fat in addition to an array of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients not found in butter or mayo.

Who knew? Avocados are nicknamed alligator pears because (I bet you could have guessed this one) of their pear shape and alligator-like skin.

Avocados are actually considered a fruit and as such are the ultimate health food packed with super-heart-healthy monounsaturated fat in addition to an array of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients not found in butter or mayo.

So replace those artery-clogging fats with a spread of super buttery, creamy, and delightfully tasty ripe avocado and do your heart a favor!

Dr. Janet’s Vegetarian Mexican Bean Wrap Sandwich

  • 1 100% whole wheat tortilla
  • 2 tablespoons canned black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 tablespoons frozen corn (thawed)
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup fat-free salsa
  • ¼ cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 slice avocado

Top tortilla with beans, corn and cheese. Microwave 30 seconds. Roll with salsa, spinach and avocado.

Serves 1

NUTRITION IN A BOX

Per serving (1 sandwich):

  • Calories: 228
  • Fat: 5 g (0 g EPA, 0 g DHA, 0 g ALA)
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 1 mg
  • Sodium: 465 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 36 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugars: 4 g
  • Protein: 9 g

Recipe excerpt from the book Prevent a Second Heart Attack.

 


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