These 12 Photos Prove You Can Use Avocado With Basically Anything

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Avocados are having a well-deserved moment

After all, these green fruits are jam-packed with minerals that help fight infection, support our heart and also protects our cells, according to the Washington Post. They're also good sources of fiber and protein, while being low in cholesterol and sugar. Avocados also have a reputation as being full of those good fats, which help our bodies take in all those other good-for-you nutrients. 

But don't put baby, aka avocado, in corner, aka just a guacamole recipe. They're actually great cooking and baking substitutes. 

Don't believe it? Well, here's some avocado ice cream.

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Source: LARRY CROWE/AP

To eat as dessert after some avocado fries. 

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Source: Larry Crowe/AP

Or maybe you don't know if you want hummus or guacamole. Why not add avocados right into the hummus recipe for creamy deliciousness?

Instead of heavy and unhealthy cream and butter in your pasta sauce, substitute avocado.

Source: Luca Nebuloni/Flickr
Source: Luca Nebuloni/Flickr

Maybe instead of potato skins, you top some avocado halves with chili and cheese?

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Source: Matthew Mead/AP

Or bake avocado into a healthy little muffin!

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Source: Matthew Mead/AP

Or use the creamy texture to create an indulgent chocolate dessert.

Or spread some avocado love on a hot dog.

Here's an idea: Bake brownies with av in them. (Then maybe add some avocado ice cream on top?)

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Source: Vegan Feast Catering/Flickr

But if chocolate isn't your thing, try out this avocado cheesecake.

Source: Boyko Blagoev/Flickr
Source: Boyko Blagoev/Flickr

Avocado also really enhances already delicious risotto. 

Now, off to the grocery store.