This week’s food item is focusing on avacadoes. Avacadoes have a high amount of healthy fats. They are calorie dense so portion size is important when eating avacadoes. Today, my mom has given you a great guacamole recipe. I love guacamole, but I usually get in trouble with it, because I eat so many chips with it… yes chips are my biggest food weakness! Avacadoes are great to put on sandwhiches, salads, and on chicken (ok, I haven’t tried that last one, but felt it necessary to come up with 3 things that avacadoes go good with besides the obvious chips!)
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Here is my moms post!
Last week I said I’d maybe send some of Nancy’s Moraccan vegetable stew home with Angela for Dustin….well, I got to bring Ang back to campus on Monday and stay a couple of days, aaannnd even had the privilege of meeting some of you from the oh-so-famous “Bootcamp 5:45 AM” :)!! Then Ang and I worked out with the next bootcamp, first with Dustin, then Abby took over (someone told me they liked Dustin, but they REALLY liked Abby-said she was even harder than Dustin!). Okay you guys, these arm and leg muscles ARE sore, and as you all noticed, I had to UNload the wt. bar :(!!
Anyway! I got to hand deliver that stew to Dustin, Nancy, and he very much liked it! Was hoping to meet you yesterday….but you guys were a hoot and even made it look kinda’ fun, at that ungodly hour of torture!! Seriously, like I told you, if you really want some of the lowdown on Dustin, invite his little sis back and get her going on what it was like surviving in the middle of him and their two other brothers!
Okay, this is supposed to be about recipes! Dustin wants a guacamole recipe this week, so here goes! You all are probably like me, just mash ’em up and throw this and that in, whatever is around; but the other evening, in Angela’s apt., we actually measured everything. I went looking for other recipes and found that most have cilantro and hot peppers, etc. in them; I am a first class wimp when it comes to hot stuff (just ask Dustin and Abby~last evening at Flattop they had smoke coming out of their ears; my mouth was on fire just watching them!)…..so here is our verson of a meek and mild guacamole:
1 c. of avocado (1-2 avoc., depending on size)
1 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. seasalt
1 t. dried dill
1 T. lemon juice, fresh squeezed organic, if you have some
2 T. light sour cream (I like the Daisy brand-nothing added)
1 Roma tomato, diced
-You can either mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher, or, use a food processor and make a totally smooth, creamy version.
-Add the next 5 ingred., mixing in the tomato last (by hand, if using the food processor).
-If you want to make a really big batch, use up to 3 avocados and Angela likes to mix
them with an equal amount of light or nonfat sour cream-or try substituting some plain, nonfat yogurt for some of the sour cream. When all 4 kids are home, this amount would disappear in a blink!
-One more thing, I recently read that the Calif. Hass avocados are a better source of the healthy monounsaturated fats.
-Serve with Trader Joe’s organic tortilla or flaxseed chips, or veggies for you diehard Bootcamp 5:45ers!! ha
For a spicier recipe, try this:
3 avocados (3 c.) diced
1 c. fresh or prepared tomato salsa (with as many hot peppers as tolerated-they are so healthy, so have at it!!)
1 T. lemon juice
1/4 t. seasalt
I haven’t tried this recipe, but you could add your cilantro easily to this, like up to half a cup, chopped.
Here are the stats per serving for this recipe-serves 8:
96 cal., 6 carb., 8 g. fat, 1 g. protein, 4 g. fiber, 321 g. potassium
Hope to hear from some more of you this week with your favorite guacamole recipes…
maybe something authentic, with some real kick to it!
Until next week,
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