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Lightened Up Guacamole

Hi Everyone,

One thing I have fallen in love with this past year is avocados.  I love them!  I put them on everything!  But, the one thing I don’t care for is the calories they have.  I can so easily eat a half an avocado, but it’s like a bazillion calories, so I have to learn to limit myself, up until now…

Lightened Up Guacamole

I have come up with a nice lightened up guacamole that is sure to please the pallet and the waistline.  It’s creamy, has a little kick of heat and a slight zip of lime, it’s so perfect!  It is so good on tacos, salads and dipping my chips in it.  I can eat the whole thing and not feel horribly bad, but I will try to save a little bit, at least for a day or two.

Lightened Up  Guacamole

My guacamole is made with avocados of course, greek yogurt, tomatoes and some seasoning.  I got the idea for this dip from Trader Joe’s.  They have a nice greek yogurt and avocado dip, and I love it, but you know what, I love mine more!  he he  Bonus part is, it’s quick and easy to make and it costs less too!!

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Lightened Up Guacamole
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1½ cups
  • Serving size: ¼ cup
Prep time: 
Total time: 
A creamy, healthy dip made with avocados, greek yogurt, tomatoes, jalapenos and seasoning.
Ingredients
  • 1 Avocado (84 grams), no seed or skin, diced up and slightly mashed
  • ½ tsp. garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. onion, chopped
  • ½ Jalapeno, seeded and diced small
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro, diced small
  • Juice of a lime
  • ⅔ cup greek yogurt, plain
  • ½ tsp. cumin, ground
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash ground pepper
  • 1 plum tomatoe, seeded, diced
Instructions
  1. In a bowl add avocado, garlic, onion, jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice.
  2. Stir in Greek Yogurt, cumin, salt and pepper; mix until combined.
  3. Fold in tomatoes.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Notes
Calories per ¼ cup: 42, Fat: 2.2, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 35, Potassium: 134, Carbs: 3.4, Fiber: 1.2, Sugar: .02. Protein: 2.9

Lightened Up Guacamole

I am just loving the Mexican food kick I am on.  I think I use Cinco de Mayo as an excuse to make more Mexican food then normal but honestly I don’t think I need an excuse, it’s all so good!!!!  Yum, yum, yum!!

So what are your favorite Mexican foods?

Have a great day!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Lightened Up Guacamole

Comments

  1. I had no idea they had a lot of calories in them. I’m going to pretend you didn’t say that. But I love that you used Greek yogurt to lighten this up! I just got 36 32oz. containers from Chobani and I need to figure out what to do with it all. This will probably have to happen haha.

  2. Perfect! Not only does the greek yogurt cut out some of that fat, it adds a creamy texture! WIN WIN! You are a genius!

  3. Love this version of the guac! (=

  4. I would never have thought to add yogurt. YUM.

  5. Great idea Jennifer, leave it to TJ’s. right? Sounds wonderful!

  6. Avo’s have got to be way up at the top of my list of favorites. Beautiful. Funny story is that my nephew did a masters thesis on transportation of avocados (probably a lot more complex than I made that sound), yet he actually didn’t like them (to eat). How sad !
    I tend to have mine with a bit of apple cider vinegar and black pepper. After that anything goes – on healthy wholemeal toast, on its own or on the side as part of a salad.
    Thanks for the guacamole recipe. Sounds delicious!!

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