Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Avocado trick!

Good Wednesday morning everyone. Happy Wednesday, and for me clean sheet, sushi night and weigh in day. I've lost another pound this week. Not setting the world on fire, but slowly starting the flames! It's going forward towards a goal that counts, not how long it takes to get there.

I wanted to share a tip that I found recently about storing avocados. I made a wonderful salad with a soy dressing the other day, and put chopped avocado on it. I have tried all sorts of ways to keep the avocado from turning brown when I need to store half of it. I have brushed it with lemon, and covered it with saran wrap upside down and cut side up.They still turn brown.  I read a tip that said to store it upside down in water. I know it sounds funny, but I tried it and it worked beautifully. I left the pit in. The one I have in my fridge from Sunday, still looks good. It does get alittle mushy around the pit, but that easily scrapes away with a spoon and the flesh is still green and firm. Try it and let me know what you think!

Thought for the day:  Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
  Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. Good to know. You know I eat avocados all the time and always put half in a tupperware container in the fridge, and by the next day - its always a little brown. I will try that - thanks :-)

    1. Pattie - A co-worker also puts the pit in the guacamole she makes and it keeps the guac from turning colors.


  2. Great tip, and I appreciate the thought for the day. Sometimes I'm hard on myself (difficult to believe, I know), and being reminded that like is a learning process helps a little.
    Take Care
    Congrats on the -loss...feels good!

  3. I will try that next time! Always on the lookout for ideas on keeping avocados fresh. Have a great day!

  4. Thanks for the tip. I have a sad looking, brown avocado in my fridge right now.

  5. Congrats on the 1lb loss. Just remember slow and steady wins the race. Thanks for the tip too.

  6. I wish I had read your blog,yesterday! LOL! I had half an avocado yesterday and didn't know what to do with the other half. Thank God, I have a growing 9 yr old boy because anything leftover gets eaten fast by him! hahaha! Congrats on the 1 lb. Slow is better because slow stays off! Have a great week ;)

  7. I love avacados but dont buy them because of the browning. Great tip girl!!! Thanks! Woo hooo to you for losing another pound! That is wonderful!! We all want it off yesterday and in all actuality, 1 pound a week is a great rate of weight loss!
    Hope you are doing well.