Easy Baked Avocado Fries

Happy Trending Tuesday and happy St. Patrick’s Day! Even though I’m working from home, I AM sporting a green shirt in honor of the holiday. However, fun fact: some historians believe it was blue, not green, that was the first color associated with Patrick.

Every year, my mom whips up a delicious corned beef and cabbage dish. She has always used the pressure cooker for this meal, but this year she’s trying something different: the crock pot. I will surely let you all know how it comes out on Instagram!

This time last year, I was waking up bright and early to run in the Annual McGuire’s St. Patrick’s Day Run in Penscaola, Florida. I was working as an intern at EXOS (formerly Athlete’s Performance) and decided to run the race with a co-worker. It was my first race in over a year, and I remember it was one of the craziest races I’d run! Extremely packed, beer everywhere, and crazy costumes. So much fun!

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Avocado Fries
In honor of Saint Paddy’s day, and the myth of the association of the color green, I want to share a green recipe with you all that’s delicious, easy, healthy and perfect for a party.
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Avocado Fries Recipe with a Creamy Salsa Verde Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 avocado (not too ripe), pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup Panko or Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 eggs
  • For the sauce:
  • 1/2 cup Garlic & Lime Salsa Verde (I use Pace)
  • 2 tbsp LIGHT sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and grease a baking sheet with olive oil or canola spray.
  2. Place the flour and avocado in a baggy. Shake to make sure the avocado is fully covered.
  3. In one bowl, whisk the eggs together, and in another, mix the bread crumbs and garlic powder.
  4. For each slice, dip into egg wash then into bread crumb mixture, place on baking sheet.
  5. For some, you may have to dip it twice into egg wash after bread crumb mixture.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, flipping over halfway through. Depending on the strength of your oven, you may have to bake for longer.
  7. For the sauce:
  8. Mix together ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Baked Avocado Fries

THE BEACH!
This past Saturday, my mom and I made it to St. Pete beach for our first beach day of the season. The day could not have been more beautiful. The temperature was perfect, and thanks to a breeze, we weren’t dying of heat exhaustion like it feels like we are sometimes in the summer months. The water was too cold, which was okay because nobody was swimming, which made for gorgeous photos of a desolate ocean. We arrived at around 9:45, as we expected Spring Breakers to crowd the highways and parking lot. We were right… we were able to spend a few hours in an uncrowded beach before people began flooding in. It was perfect. We got a parking spot RIGHT in front of the paying center, bathroom, and beach entry. It may be hard to wake up early on a Saturday, but it is 100% worth it.

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Latest Issue of Cooking Light
While at Publix on Sunday, I decided to pick up the latest issue of Cooking Light magazine. I have always been a fan of this magazine. Their recipes are always on the healthier side and never sacrifice flavor. After tonight’s’ corned beef and cabbage, I am on a mission to try out every recipe in the issue! Especially the cover recipe!

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Bikini.com
Don’t get me wrong, I am a major Victoria’s Secret swimsuit girl. However, I recently became aware of bikini.com, a one-stop beach bum shop. One thing I found different about this website, is that you can search for bathing suits based on your body type. Also, you can search for products “Under $100”, which I certainly do!
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Question:
What’s your favorite meal or drink to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day?
Do you have any tips for beach-going?
Comment below!
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Comments

    • The Blissful Balance says

      YES I cannot sit at the beach for five hours with no food. My go-to’s are fresh fruit, tuna sandwich and WATER!

  1. says

    Yum! These avocado fries look killer. I love avocado in all forms, so I’ll have to try this.
    The wind is fierce and frosty up in Boston, so these beach pictures are especially gorgeous. I’m seriously craving a getaway.

    • The Blissful Balance says

      Thanks!! I think you will really enjoy them! Kinda like avocado egg rolls. and boy I don’t know how you do it! 15 years in Florida, I don’t think I could handle that! You can always come hang out with me in Tampa! Haha :)

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