I've been craving Avocados like mad since I started the half marathon training. Avocados are a great source for healthy fats and "nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds that can contribute to the nutrient quality of your diet." Because I've been on this whole anti-pesticide and anti-preservative "get clean" crusade, I can't have just any avocado, I got to have an organic one.
But at $2.49 for an organic avocado, this is where my wallet and desire for health start to clash. We all have an organic "threshold" meaning we get that you pay more for organic produce but there comes a limit to just how much you're willing to fork out especially when you live on a budget like myself.
When I bought this avocado, I debated going to another grocery store where I knew I could get an avocado for 99 cents, but it wasn't organic, and it was about half the size as this one. Plus, was it worth it to me to drive to another store just to buy one avocado. I decided my time and effort plus gas wasn't worth saving the $2, so I got this pricey puppy from Chile.
I do have to say though that this avocado was really delicious, and that it's vibrant flavor in my turkey and Colby Jack sandwich, and in my Arugula & Tomato salad the next day made me forget all about it's hefty price tag.