In the kitchen with Kelley: Easy Healthy Guacamole

The New York Times caused quite a ruckus when it recommended adding peas to guacamole. Even the president weighed in. And as much as I like peas (pulses do great things including keeping you full so you eat less), I agree with the majority of the people who just said “no” to adding peas to guacamole.

When I make guacamole, I use a simple, healthy recipe. Obviously, guacamole features avocados, which are incredibly good for you. They are chock-full of nutrients, including 20 vitamins and minerals. One of those minerals is potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure.

You’ve heard of good fats? Avocados are a great source. Avocados provide omega-3 oils, which are especially beneficial to heart and brain health.

These are the fats that give your body the energy it needs to work properly. Without enough healthy fats in your diet, your metabolism slows down leaving you to pack on the pounds.

So when you have a hankering for a healthy snack, reach for the guac and preferably, blue corn chips for their big blood pressure and belly fat benefits.

 

Easy Healthy Guacamole
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Ingredients
  • 5 large avocados, chopped
  • 2 large limes, juiced
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion, finely diced
  • ¾ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • Sea salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. Place avocado in a bowl. Add the juice of one lime immediately. Mash to desired consistency.
  2. Add onion, cilantro and tomato. Stir gently to mix.
  3. Add the juice of the second lime and sea salt, to taste. Stir slightly, just until mixed.
  4. Serve as a dip or condiment.

 

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Kelley Martin

By Kelley Martin

Kelley Martin is an award-winning journalist who has been covering the news for more than 20 years. She cooks for her family, and she shares recipes with the readers of Easy Health Options™.