Since my heart attack, I have occasionally eaten ice cream (I think about six times in a year-and-a-half), we have had beef about that many times too, and at Christmas I ate cookies made with butter, but there are some foods that just seem beyond the pale, just too far for this heart patient to go.

Alfredo is one of those. And I love alfredo. Correction: loved.

I found this recipe on Pinterest and it so deliciously filled the alfredo void. It has no cream or cheese at all and is powered instead with super-awesome, super-food avocado.

Here are all the ways that avocados love you, so you really should love them back.

Avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C,K, folate, and B6. Half an avocado has 160 calories, 15 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat, and only 2 grams saturated fat. One globe contains more than one-third daily value of vitamin C, and more than half the day’s requirements of vitamin K. (WebMD)

And even if you don’t heart avocados like I do, give this preparation a try. My non-avocado-loving sister did and she liked it. It’s fast, easy, and different, yet comforting as only a plate of hot, creamy pasta can be.

It’s not my recipe so I’ll just refer you to the original source on Oh She Glows, a great healthy recipe blog I love. Enjoy!


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