August is National Olive Oil Month! Did you know there was a holiday celebrating the wonders of olive oil? We love olive oil for many reasons: it's a great way to add subtle flavors to many recipes, it's easy to cook, grill and bake with, and it's heart healthy. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, a.k.a. the same healthy fats found in avocados. These fats have been shown to lower your risk of heart disease, lower your total cholesterol, and may even be helpful in regulating insulin levels and blood sugar.
So, this month, we're revamping our recipes, from breakfast to dessert, and swapping olive oil in place of butter. Using this handy butter conversion chart, you'll find it's easy and delicious! Here are 10 healthy ways to swap in the olive oil and enjoy your food (and love your waistline!)