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5 superfood alternatives to avocado

With the price of avocados currently too extortionate to justify, we take a look at 5 superfood alternatives that are just as versatile.

With the price of avocados spiralling out of control, it's become off limits this winter for many Kiwi households. And while there are few things that substitute for the unique ingredient - here are five other superfoods that are just as versatile (and good for you too!)

Spinach
Popeye knew what he was talking about. Spinach is bursting with iron, antioxidants, plus vitamins C, K and E, making it an ideal green to incorporate into meals. Try it with poached eggs for breakfast, mixed into pasta or turned into soup. It also tastes great wilted and creamed as an accompaniment to steak - if you’re feeling truly indulgent.

Eggs
Though many worry about whether or not they’ll give you high cholesterol, the current consensus is that eating eggs in moderation will not cause issues. Packed full of proteins, essential mineral and vitamins, an egg is a great balance to many meals. And with eggs being just so versatile, there are plenty of opportunities to get them into your diet. Why not try this Healthy quinoa and egg breakfast salad.

Nuts
Versatile and super easy additions to meals – nuts contain fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals. Eat them as a snack, on salads, or add nut flours to your baking. We love the combination of pine nuts and goats cheese – whether as part of a salad or baked into something more special.

Spinach is a healthy and versatile ingredient

Broccoli
Rich in magnesium, vitamin C and antioxidants, broccoli is the perfect immunity booster for the colder months. What we love about broccoli is it’s also so versatile, and makes a great addition to stir fries, pastas, pies and roasts. Why not try this Nasi goring recipe using broccoli

Kiwi fruit
Italian researchers discovered that Kiwis can help reduce asthma related wheezing, thanks to its high vitamin C content (one Kiwi has 110% of your daily requirement.) Perfect in a fruit salad for pudding, mixed into your morning cereal or as a topping on pavlova!

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