For many people, the Easter season brings with it the tradition of coloring and decorating eggs.   But what do you do with the eggs afterwards – eat them or throw them away?  Aren’t eggs too high in cholesterol?  Questions about eggs and cholesterol come up throughout the year; and always a bit more often around Eastertime.

Not only are eggs nutritious, it’s been shown that an egg a day is safe to eat for most people. The evidence to support this comes from huge studies that have followed hundreds of thousands of people over decades.

I love eggs and really enjoy egg salad. It makes a quick lunch or easy dinner as long as I plan ahead and keep a few hard-boiled eggs in the fridge. In recent years, I’ve discovered that avocado (another one of my favorites) makes a nice addition to egg salad instead of mayonnaise.

But, are avocados healthy?

Avocados are a beautifully colored fruit, and they stand apart from most fruits by providing monounsaturated fats. They are anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy, and support the functioning of our brain and nervous system. Avocados are healthy and much more nutritious than mayonnaise.

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Creamy Avocado Egg Salad is a regular on my menu these days. If you’ve never had it, you don’t know what you’re missing. Here’s my healthy egg salad recipe. I’d love you to give it a try and let me know what you think.

Lorraine Matthews-Antosiewicz, MS, RD

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