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Lightened Up Guacamole

by Steph

Lightened Up Guacamole

3 Weight Watchers Points+

Have some avocados lying around that need to be used up? Whip this quick guacamole recipe.  Like I need more of an excuse to eat guacamole, Avocados have a multitude of health benefits.  They aide in better nutrition absorption, are heart healthy, can help lower cholesterol and help burn fat…just to name a few benefits.  This guacamole is great with chips or spread on a sandwich instead of mayonnaise.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe Hass Avocado
  • 1 tomato
  • ½ onion (preferably red)
  • ¼ cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 TBS chopped cilantro
  • ¼ – ½ jalapeno (optional)
  • 1 lime

 

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Plastic Wrap

 

First take ½ of the avocado and mix it with the Greek yogurt, reserve the other half of the avocado to fold in later.  I like to leave my guacamole rather chunky.  If you prefer a smoother guacamole, mix the whole avocado with the Greek yogurt


Add the minced jalapeño (remove seeds and ribs…its where all the major heat lives)

Then the chopped cilantro

Next, Onion

Seed the tomato, dice and add it along with the garlic to the remaining ingredients.

 

Season with Salt and mix well.

Fold in the remaining avocado and some lime juice (about 1/2 lime)

Serve with your favorite chip. Enjoy!

 

What other ways do you use avocados?

 

Nutritional Information

3 servings, serving size is ¼ cup

3 Weight Watchers points+ per ¼ cup serving

2 Weight watchers Points+ per 2-3 TBS servings

124 Calories; 9g fat; 1.2g sat. fat; 9.7g Carbohydrates; 5g fiber; 3g sugar; 3.9g protein

 

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Avocado Breakfast Tacos

by Steph

Avocado Breakfast Tacos

6 Weight Watchers Points Plus

I recently started loving Avocados.  I dint for the longest time, I don’t know why.  I also was terrified in the amount of fat in an avocado, but it’s a healthy fat so I am over that now. The only problem with avocados is if you are the only person in your house that eats them, they go bad super fast.  So you need to find creative ways to use up a whole avocado in a day or two.  If you cover it with lime or lemon juice and wrap it tightly it will stay in the fridge for a day.

Back to the topic, so I had this avocado and needed to use it up, so I decided on breakfast tacos OLE! I really do love tacos.  They are good any time of the day J  These are tasty and filling.  I had them for breakfast (obviously) and was full all the way until lunch, something that does not happen that often, I’m always hungry. So next time you have an avocado to use up, try these. You wont be disappointed.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Avocado (a little shy of ½ of an avocado)
  • 3 Egg whites, beaten
  • ½ vine ripe tomato, diced
  • 1 tsp minced jalapeno
  • 1 TBS minced onion
  • 1/5 cup spinach leaves
  • 2 small corn tortillas
  • 1 TBS chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Equipment Needed

  • Skillet
  • Cutting Board and knife

 

Dice your avocado and squeeze ½ of the lime over it to prevent it from getting brown

Chop your tomatoes, pepper, onion and cilantro. Place in a bowl and squeeze the other half of the lime over top.

Heat a non-stick skillet and coat with cooking spray.  Brown the tortilla shells and set aside

Re-coat the pan with cooking spray and scramble your egg whites.  When cooked, season with salt and pepper to taste.

Top the tortillas with spinach and divide the eggs evenly over the two tortillas.

Top with the tomato mixture and Avocado.

 

Enjoy!!

Nutritional Information

6 Weight Watchers Points+

Calories 226; Fat 5.8g; Sat. Fat 0.8g; Carbohydrates 30.7g; Fiber 5.7g; Sugar 2.6g; Protein 15.3

 

 

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