I LOVE avocados and look for any excuse to incorporate them into a recipe or meal! We seldom have a family get-together that does not include a giant bowl of my Mom's guacamole, which is absolutely to die for!!! Personally, I love to slice avocados and serve them with most any type of sandwich--especially a nice, grilled chicken sandwich! Plus, you can never go wrong with a refreshing bowl of Avocado-Corn Salsa or adding chunks of avocados to quesadillas! My mouth is watering just thinking about the endless possibilities! What I love most about avocados is that not only do they enhance everything they are incorporated into, but they are exceptionally good for you! One-fifth of a medium avocado (1 oz) has just 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a nutrient-dense food choice. They're also wonderful in the sense that that they contribute to the "good fats" in one's diet. Over 75% of the fat in avocados is unsaturated (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats), making them a great substitute for foods high in saturated fat.
(1) A weekly sweepstakes where they will give away a box of avocados for 14 consecutive weeks! Every week during the course of the campaign, a box of Fresh Haas Avocados will be given away to one lucky winner. That's 14 chances to win!!!!
(2) A recipe contest where the winner will win a trip for FOUR people to the Rose Bowl Game ®! (This trip 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 and more!!!) Just enter your Avocado Game Day Recipe in the contest and a screenshot of your contest entry in your post, if possible...it's as easy as that!
***For more information on how the winner is chosen, be sure to check out their Facebook page!***
I would very much encourage everyone to sign up (on the contest site) to receive free emails with recipe ideas and nutrition information--you'll receive great ideas once per month! If you enjoy avocados as much as I do, you may also want to check out these avocado recipes and tailgating tips and recipes! Enjoy!