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A Totally Unexpected Pasta
You'll swear there's heavy cream, or at least a generous amount of cheese, in this dish—but the thick and truly filling sauce actually gets its heft from avocado. The superfood also adds loads of nutrition (such as cholesterol-blocking good fat, potassium, folate and more, some of which may serve to enhance satiety). And if you're worried about it tasting like a bowl of guacamole-coated noodles, fear not: The other ingredients are basil, garlic, lemon and pine nuts, which give the plate a more Mediterranean than Mexican vibe.

Get the recipe: Creamy Avocado Pasta with Toasted Pine Nuts