Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Healthy Guacamole

Summer is around the corner, and this weekend I learned a great new recipe for a healthy guacamole dip from my friend Christy. We made it twice during our girls weekend and felt pretty guiltless eating it and laying around the pool. Although avocados are a healthy form of fat, they are still high in fat and calories, and lets be serious - its pretty easy to mow through a bowl of guacamole without even noticing.

Replace some of the avocado with a white bean (we used butter beans but I think the original recipe called for cannelloni beans) and you have added protein and a fraction of the calories. It was delicious!

Rinse the beans under water. Using a pastry cutter (or food processor) combine 1-2 avocados with 2 cans of the beans.
Add your own choice of spices to make the guacamole how you prefer. We added the juice of 2 limes, garlic salt, cumin, chilli powder, and salsa. Serve with whole grain tortilla chips or vegetables. So easy and healthy!

We may have also enjoyed with "skinny girl" margaritas. Ingredients below and find the recipe here: http://www.bethenny.com/skinny_margarita.htm


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