One of the biggest challenges of cutting out highly processed food is figuring out substitutes for all those refined oils. Pretty much anyone who cooks at home has used their fair share of canola, grapeseed, vegetable, and other refined oils. So today, in partnership with our sponsor Chosen Foods, I want to share all the “better for you” options you can use instead and also some specifics on one of the lesser known/used oils…avocado oil!
As you can see in this excerpt from my cookbook 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous, figuring out what oils to substitute depends a whole lot on what you are making (and at what temperature). Refined oils pretty much all do well at a high temperature (without burning), but that is not the case with real oils and cooking fats…
One super versatile oil, that won’t burn on you at a high temperature and that we don’t talk about enough, is avocado oil! And if you’ve never tried it you are in luck, because our sponsor Chosen Foods has some fabulous avocado oil options, PLUS they’re offering you 30% off your entire order with our “100DAYS” code!
About Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is a plant oil that is extracted from the flesh of the avocado. It includes beneficial fats, a high smoke point, and a moisturizing ability that allows you to use it in both the kitchen and your bathroom. Yes, it’s said to be a wonderful moisturizer, too!
Facts about avocado oil:
- It has a high smoke point – you can heat it up to 500 degrees F.
- Avocado oil is high in monounsaturated fats (the good kind for your heart and brain).
- There are 15 avocados in one 500 mL bottle of Chosen Foods’ Avocado Oil.
- Avocados are on the Clean 15 list, but Chosen Foods’ avocados are never sprayed.
- It really doesn’t taste like avocados in my opinion…in case you were wondering!
Avocado oil uses:
- Stir fry or other sautéed foods
- Salad dressing (raw)
- Roasted veggies (spray version)
- Grease a pan (spray version)
- Deep fried foods
Also check out Chosen Foods’ avocado mayo as well! It’s made with a simple list of clean ingredients that we approve.
About Chosen Foods
Chosen Foods was founded by a well-traveled Naturopathic Doctor named Carsten Hagan who discovered the powerful effect traditional food was having on native cultures. Just a few short years later, Chosen Foods has experienced pretty tremendous growth – likely a testament to their unique products.
Chosen Foods are committed to a Non-GMO promise, meaning none of their products will ever include genetically modified ingredients, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, and their products are available nationwide as well as on their site. So it’s easy to see why we CHOSE to work with them! Haha, no pun intended.
What’s your favorite Chosen Foods product? We’d love to hear if you’re also a fan in the comments below.