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