This week, over on the Abs and Avocados Instagram page, we shared a lot of examples of foods you can use when adding healthy fats into your diet. While the macronutrient fat, in and of itself, is available in a lot of different types of food, not all fat is created equal. Catch up on those reels here!
Adding Healthy Fats Into Your Diet
These are the thing that we use the most when adding fats into our diet:
- Nut Butters: An easy things to throw into a smoothie, on toast, or on a piece of fruit. Almond butter > peanut butter in a lot of ways.
- Olive Oil: This one is probably the most common, and one that you have seen. Oils, like seed oils and olive oil, are often used sources of fat that a lot of people overlook, but that can make up a large part of your daily fat intake. Think upwards of 16 grams per 1 tablespoon.
- Ground Meat: You know how all of the ground meats at the store come with different fat percentages? Get some that have some of the fat remaining, close to the 85-93%.
- Eggs: Egg yolks are a fat source that provide some amazing nutrients. While egg whites alone are good for another macro source we’ll chat about next week, egg yolks are where it’s at for fat.
- Yogurt: Again, getting full fat yogurt prevents some of the excess added sugars, and keeps some of the natural fats in there which help you to better digest and absorb other nutrients in yogurt that your body needs.
- Avocados (duh): These are one of the most quoted forms of fat to add to your diet, and we are partial to them for obvious reasons.
Nuts/seeds. Eat these for a “before workout snack” paired with some fruit for extra energy, and a quick but effective fat source.
Salad dressing: Probably the easiest way to get some fat in, plus it tastes good. Be careful not to go overboard though, because this is also one of the easiest ways to OVERDO the fats as well.
Vegan sausage: These taste delicious and are super beneficial. Not only does it fill you up, but the protein to fat ratio is great (which we’ll touch on later). We love these from Simple Truth.
For the next few weeks we will be sharing about our favorite ways to get that extra protein in! If you missed it, you can watch the IGTV where we chat about our latest series here on ways to add different macros into your diet.
Still need some ideas? We can help with that! Reach out to us with any macro questions you might have or if you want us to help you create your own nutrition and macro plan.