The USDA states 44% of Americans eat breakfast every day. This means over half of the American population skips the most important meal of the day!
According to a recent study conducted by Harvard School of Public Health, “Skipping breakfast may lead to one or more risk factors, including obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, which may in turn lead to a heart attack over time.” I already have many of those risk factors so anything I can do to minimize them, such as eat breakfast, is a priority.
I was thrilled to get to interview author and host of Pati’s Mexican Table, Chef Pati Jinich, recently when she showcased unique, quick and easy recipe ideas for spring time breakfasts with a very special ingredient: Avocados!
From eggs and pancakes, to parfaits and smoothies, fresh avocados from Mexico can be incorporated into any of your morning go-to meals. They’re an extremely versatile fruit that adds creamy, rich texture and nearly 20 good-for you nutrients taking your morning favorites to the next level. Yes, they’re good for more than guacamole and sandwiches!
Chef Pati Jinich was born and raised in Mexico and comes from a family of accomplished cooks. She is the host of a highly popular PBS series called Pati’s Mexican Table, a culinary program which consists of cooking demonstrations, tasting dinners and workshops, and has appeared on The Chew, The Talk, The Better Show, The Today Show in addition to being featured in top publications.
Besides getting a girl crush on Chef Jinich, I loved the creative recipes. Here’s the recipe for that delicious smoothie she demonstrated. I can’t wait to try the Avocado Oatmeal and Agave Pancakes. You can find more recipes for breakfast or any other time of the day HERE.
Avocados from Mexico Prize Pack Giveaway
Thanks to the generosity of Avocados from Mexico one Weight Chronicles reader will win this fun prize pack. It includes a branded t-shirt with raglan sleeves, Oxo 3-in-1 avocado tool and a cute flask.
Entrants must have a US mailing address and be 18 years of age or older. Use the rafflecopter form below to enter. Good luck!