Supercharged Guacamole with Lime crisps

Let’s face it, plain bland foods can get old quickly – especially since our taste buds are proof that eating flavorful food is one of life’s great pleasures. At the same time, just because a food tastes good doesn’t mean it’s necessarily good for you. One area where healthy alternatives to full-fat foods are lacking is with snacks or appetizers. We’re social creatures by nature and, more often than not, friendly gatherings involve food.

To help add variety, great taste and healthfulness to the menu, I thought to come up with a lightened up version of traditional guacamole and tortilla chips that will satisfy even the pickiest of fitness disciples. Remember, avocados are among the healthiest fats you should be eating – and although guacamole is higher in fat than most, it’s not something to eat an abundance of on a daily basis. In fact, to make avocado a regular part of your fitness diet, 1/5 of an avocado weighs in at only 5g of fat.

This recipe is great for taking to parties, barbecues or on family dinner night – try it out and let me know what you think. I always enjoy hearing from you!

Yield: 6 Servings (3/4 cup guacamole & 30 crisps)

Ingredients:Supercharged Guacamole

2 ea. Haas Avocados, seed removed and flesh scooped out
1/2 cup Greek yogurt, fat-free
1/4 ea. Purple onion, diced
1 ea. Roma tomato, seeded and diced
1 ea. Jalapeno, diced
1 cup Black beans, cooked
1 Tbs. Cilantro, chopped
pinch of salt
Lime juice, to taste

Crisps:

1 pkg. of 6 Low fat, sun dried tomato wraps

Lime juice, to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all guacamole ingredients and cover with plastic wrap. Chill for about 30 minutes.

2. Place the wraps on a cutting board and drizzle the lime juice on them. With a pizza cutter, slice the wraps into various shapes and place on a sheet pan.

3. Place into the oven for about 6 minutes, or until crispy. Serve with chilled guacamole.

Nutritional Information – Per Serving
243 Calories; 25g Carbohydrates, 13g Fiber; 15g Protein; 11g Fat

Johnathan Zamora
The Fit Chef

One Response for Supercharged Guacamole with Lime crisps

  1. Michele

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    April 22, 2013 12:04 pm

    I just started this program & I am looking for breakfast ideas (recipes) – egg whites & veggie is cut & dry, but not everyday….
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated