Thursday, May 19, 2011

Low Fat Guacamole - Guest Post with Gina of Acute Designs

Like Jess, I have been dieting.  I prefer to call my diet an "eating plan" because diet can be such a scary word!
I devised a Level 1-10 Eating Plan for my husband and me to follow. I have lost almost 10 pounds in less than four weeks…so I would say it is working.  If I can do it, anyone can.  Trust me, I have a crazy love affair with food and could happily eat and eat
The main gist of the plan is to eat small meals or snacks every two hours and to ensure that most of our diet consists of fruits, veggies, and lean protein.
I have been working hard at creating healthy, low fat, veggie packed meals and snacks that satisfy all my junk food cravings.  This guacamole recipe definitely was a success.  Even though avocados are super healthy, I am the type of person that could eat an entire bowl…and that is not too healthy.

 What you will need:
-1 avocado
-1/2 cup frozen peas
-1/2 cup frozen shelled edamame beans
-1 garlic clove
-juice from two limes
-1 medium tomato, diced
-a few tablespoons of chopped onion {I used green onion, but use whatever you have}
-a small handful of fresh cilantro, cilantro
-sea salt and black pepper

What you will do:

Steam the peas and edamame on the stove top or microwave for a few minutes until soft.  Add them and the avocado, garlic, and lime juice into a food processor and process until you reach your desired consistency.

Remove the mixture from the food processor and put it into a serving bowl.  Mix in the chopped tomato, onion, and cilantro.  Taste and season with a little salt and pepper.

If you like things spicy, add some chopped jalapeno or Tabasco sauce.


Check out more of what I cook and eat on food blog, Taste, and more details of my eating plan on my lifestyle blog, Acute Designs.

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