How to Bring Avocados for Lunch and Keep Fresh

By Nannie Kate

Avocados are a rich source of vitamins and minerals including vitamin E and potassium. In addition, they increase the absorption rate of other nutrients when consumed at the same time. Add them to your lunch choices for a healthy midday meal. They present a challenge when being stored for several hours because the avocado flesh has a tendency to turn brown after being exposed to air. Handle the packaging of your avocado correctly to avoid this unappetizing appearance.

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Avocados are nutrient-dense and make a good choice for lunch boxes.

Whole Avocado

Step 1

Rinse the exterior of a chilled avocado and dry it thoroughly.

Step 2

Place the avocado in a plastic zipper-top sandwich bag and close.

Step 3

Include a paring knife in your lunch box for cutting the avocado at lunch time.

Step 4

Put the avocado near an ice pack in your lunch box to keep it cool until it can be cut and eaten.

Cut Avocado

Step 5

Peel a chilled avocado, remove the seed and cut the avocado flesh into the size chunks you wish.

Step 6

Sprinkle the avocado pieces with lemon juice or substitute lime juice.

Step 7

Place the avocado pieces in a plastic zipper-top sandwich bag and close.

Step 8

Place on, or near, an ice pack to keep the avocado pieces chilled until lunch time.