Healthier Guacamole

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Healthier Guacamole

As I mentioned, yesterday, I’m in a “small bites” state of mind. I don’t watch much football but I always watch the super bowl with the hubs. He gets to watch the game, I get to watch the commercials and we both get to have some great food. Since the hubs and I are putting together our game day menu, I thought I would share some of our favorites.

Guacamole Ingredients

Guacamole Ingredients

Guacamole is a standard around here whenever there’s a game on; however, this time I decided to mix it up a little bit and increase the nutrition while decreasing the fat. Now mind you, I did eat low carb for almost a decade so fat doesn’t bother me, especially when it’s good fat from avocados. These tasty fruits (yes, avocado is a fruit) are high in fiber, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin b6, antioxidants, and many other micro-nutrients.

Healthier Guacamole Follow Me on Pinterest

Healthier Guacamole

Even though the fat is good for you, I felt like it didn’t have to be the only star of the show. I decided to up the protein with edamame and increase the fiber with green peas. The results were out of this world! In fact, I think our standard guacamole recipe just changed.

Healthier Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 tsp cilantro
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of tomatoes
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup green peas, fresh or thawed
  • 1/2 cup edamame, fresh or thawed
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash and prep all vegetables.
  2. Place all ingredients into food processor.
  3. Pulse until desired consistency is reached.
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By the way, goes great with the baked sprouted corn tortilla chips I told you about, earlier this week ;-)

Healthier Guacamole

Healthier Guacamole

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  1. edamame and peas are such a great addition! i’ve heard of using white beans, too. i’ll have to get more creative next time :)
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  2. When I say the title of this post I was wondering how you could make Guacomole any healthier than it already is. Well, you did it my friend! Love the addition of the edamame and peas! It’s still green as it should be, but definitely healthier!
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  3. Very clever way of sneaking in more greens and vegetables into a dish!

  4. OMG you made guacamole healthier??! You’re insane in the best way! :D
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  5. Sounds yummy – and I just love the photo.
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  6. I love guacamole but being Paleo, I would leave out the legumes but I appreciate what they would bring to the consistency of the dip.
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  7. Guacamole is one of my favorite “indulgent” snack foods. So what a genius idea for making a guilt-free version – love this :)
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  8. I want to eat that right now!
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  9. I’m also not one to fear monounsaturated fat so I have to say, I was a little skeptical when I read the words “healthier guacamole” – but this sounds too good to ignore!
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  10. Ok , so next time I will add some avocado to my edamame dip.
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  11. You know, my friend has this photography contest each month and that picture above is so beautiful, you should enter! hahahaha! I love guacamole and think that everything (except the cilantro) sounds delish!
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  12. Love the addition of edamame & green peas to this. Must try it !! Yumm ! feel like snacking on some now :)
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  13. I love guacamole and it really is healthy…although perhaps not when one consumes an entire bowl of it. :) Your version, though, is healthier still!
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  14. What a lovely recipe!! “Get to watch commercials’…..lol!!
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