Say “Wow” at the Baltimore Health and Fitness Expo Sat March 12

Avocados from Mexico “Taste the Wow” multi-city tour is stopping in Baltimore to spread the word about The Amazing Avocado!

When: Saturday, March 12th, 10am-5pm
Where: Baltimore Health Expo

And who will be there with them helping people find NEW ways to “taste the wow”? Yours truly! I’m excited to partner with them and I can’t wait to experience all the tasty recipes. Evidently one of the “tastes” is an avocado smoothie! YUM… and green smoothies are all the rage these days. (Which reminds me, I still haven’t taken my vita-mix out of the box…. I know, I know. I feel like I’m waiting for the winter thaw, then it’s smoothies for me!)

I will be tasting the avocado one at the Baltimore Health Expo! Will you?
The Avocados from Mexico Taste-mobile will sample delicious and easy to prepare avocado recipes that will let you “Taste the Wow!” that avocados can bring to their meals. Visitors will also get handy booklets with great recipes, tips on how to select the perfect avocado, and the correct way to slice and prepare as well as other fun avocado goodies! The Taste-mobile will be parked inside the Expo and the first 25 people who check-in on FourSquare will get a t-shirt.

Check out pictures from the last tour stop on Facebook:

For more information about Avocados from Mexico, visit or download a free iPhone app with great recipes and tips (search Avocados from Mexico in the iTunes store).

Look for me and I’ll be more than happy to discuss the nutrition benefits of avocados and help you find fun ways to add them in to your food routine. See you there!

Twitter: @AmazingAvocado and #tastethewow

Biggest Loser RD Cheryl Forberg on Enjoying Avocados from Mexico

The first full day of FNCE has been abuzz. I will recap in another post. Check out my nice exhibit hall pull… a quick interview with Cheryl Forberg, RD the dietitian behind The Biggest Loser. In this short video, we talk about the benefits of Avocados from Mexico and a recipe for an avocado aioli in her Biggest Loser Six Weeks to a Healthier You book.

Watch the video.

Add Avocados to Your Balanced Diet

As a dietitian, people always want to know what they can do to eat well. Healthful eating is easy if you focus on choosing foods that have good nutrition for the calories. By filling your shopping cart with a variety of vegetables and fruits, you can be sure you are getting a good nutritional “bang for your buck.”

I love avocados, with nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in a one-ounce (3 slice) serving, and I’m excited to be working with Avocados from Mexico. Watch this video to learn why avocados are tops on my “nutrition list” and get a few ideas for including avocados in easy-to-make meals and snacks.

There are endless possibilities to include avocados in your eating plan. Avocados from Mexico are available year round too!

Grilled Shrimp Salad with an Avocado Aioli with The Biggest Loser Dietitian, Cheryl Forberg

With season nine of The Biggest Loser wrapped up, you may be wondering where you can get your latest BL fix. Cheryl Forberg, RD, the show’s dietitian, has a book out — Six Weeks to a Healthier You — which focuses on quality foods that provide a powerhouse of nutrients for the calories.

In this video, Cheryl shares one of her recipes from the book, a Grilled Shrimp Salad with an Avocado Aioli The avocado aioli has over 20 vitamins and minerals and the “good” fats – heart healthy, unsaturated fats. With help from avocados and greek yogurt, the luscious and creamy quality of the aioli gives you a nutrient dense alternative to the typical bottled creamy dressing high in saturated fat.

The Avocado Aioli can even be used in several ways:

  • as a creamy sandwich spread — It would be delicious with a few slices of turkey, tomatoes, and cucumber. Yum!
  • a thick veggie dip — chomp on red pepper, celery, and zucchini strips
  • thinned out with water for an amazing salad dressing — try it with Cheryl’s recipe or your favorite salad

If you love BL or are just looking for a quality nutrition plan that focuses on good foods that do good for your body, Six Weeks to a Healthier You is a great pick up!

Watch Cheryl’s video demonstrating the avocado aioli.

Want to see Cheryl’s recipe? Visit

Want to learn more about Cheryl? Visit her website:

Biggest Loser Nutritionist on Today and Twitter Wednesday May 19th

If you’re a Biggest Loser fan, you’ve probably wondered at one point or another what the contestants eat while on the show and how do they learn to eat healthier to keep the weight off. If you don’t already know, it’s Cheryl Forberg, RD — a fellow dietitian and professional chef. She sees the contestants throughout the show to help them make changes to their eating habits.

Watch Cheryl on the Today Show this Wednesday morning (May 19th). She will be talking about her new book “6 Weeks to a Healthier You” that focuses on the long-term benefits of weight loss. She’ll share changes that people can make, one change a week for 6 weeks, to improve their nutrition and overall well-being.

After the show, she’ll be on Twitter answering YOUR nutrition and health questions. (How cool is that?) And if you tweet her your question, you’ll be in the running to win one of ten signed copy of her new book! This could be the closest you’ll get to The Biggest Loser!

Follow @CherylForbergRD and join in the conversation from 1-2pm ET on May 19th. This nutrition Q&A is made possible by Avocados from Mexico and more information about how to participate is available here:

Get your questions ready and good luck!

(disclosure: compensation received for this post from Avocados from Mexico)

Parents, Teach Your Children Well. Give Them Fruits and Veggies Often!

As a dietitian, food is my life. I spend much of my time helping people try new foods and improve their eating behaviors. (I love my job!) I especially enjoy working with parents. It’s a chance to show them how eating well with their kids can be fun and help build life long habits.

If there is only one piece of advice I have for all parents, it’s easy: serve fruits and vegetables often. So much of our food preferences are formed right at home. Kids learn to enjoy the tastes and flavors of a variety of foods when parents put them on the plate. It might take time to find out what your kids like and certain fruits and vegetables may fall in and out of favor, but it is always important to try. Enjoy healthy meals and snacks with your kids and everyone wins!

Avocados from Mexico is reaching out to parents with a similar important message. They have partnered with actress Holly Robinson Peete on a Public Service Announcement (PSA) inspiring adults to lead by example by making smart food choices their children can emulate. (watch the PSA now)

The goal of the PSA is to help reduce the incidence of childhood obesity by encouraging families to eat more fruits and vegetables. In the PSA, Holly, a mother of four, reminds adults that children observe and follow everything they do and can influence their children’s future eating and exercise habits.

I think Avocados from Mexico and Holly Robinson Peete’s message is an important one. Parents are the best role model for their kids. When it comes to nutrition, there are endless possibilities that the whole family can enjoy. Try snacks like frozen grapes, banana slices with almond butter, and open face whole wheat crackers with a slice of cheese and avocado.

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Eat Like Bernie Salazar: Southwest Turkey Burger with Avocado

NBC Photo: Dave Bjerke

Hey, hey! Bernie Salazar here… I’m so excited to be working with Avocados from Mexico and share this video blog with you on one of my favorite foods I’ve been eating since losing 130 pounds on The Biggest Loser — The Amazing Avocado!

Watch me turn one of my old meals – burger and fries – into a delicious and nutritious Southwest Turkey Burger.

I love the creamy texture of avocados on my burger. Three slices have only 50 calories! Find out how else I incorporate avocados into my well-balanced eating plan in this video. Then, leave a comment and tell me how you like your avocado.

Watch me make and enjoy my southwest turkey burger with avocado!

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