Eat Guac, Not Queso!

Everyone loves a good queso dip, but if you are watching your weight or trying to maintain a healthier lifestyle it may not be the best snack choice. Queso is very high in saturated fat and cholesterol and, while it is a good source of calcium, it is pretty much void of any beneficial nutrients. If you are looking for a nutritious alternative, try fresh guacamole!

 

Nutrition  Guacamole Queso
Calories 240 492
Fat 24g 40g
Saturated Fat 1g 25g
Cholesterol 0 139mg
Sodium 200mg 1493mg
Carbs 16g 6g
Fiber 8g 0g

*based on a 1 cup serving

Guacamole has become an incredibly popular snack and not just because it is delicious. It’s super easy to make too! And, bonus, it’s packed with tons of nutrients. Avocados have so much of the good, unsaturated fats and omega fatty acids that our bodies need. They are also a great source of fiber, vitamin C, folate, and potassium. Onions, jalapeños, and cilantro all contain antioxidants and phytonutrients that help keep our bodies healthy and prevent disease. Homemade guacamole doesn’t contain the preservatives and unnecessary ingredients found in some store bought brands, either, making it especially good for you. Try this spicy guacamole recipe for a tasty and healthy snack!

quacamole ingredients

What you need:

2 avocados

½ red onion,

1 large jalapeño

½ bunch of cilantro

Juice of 1 lime

Salt and Pepper to taste

Cayenne pepper

What you do:

Thinly chop onion, jalapeño, and cilantro. Using a fork, mash avocado and add in other ingredients. Add as much or as little cayenne as you like. I like to make this very spicy, so I add a lot. Enjoy with chips, sliced veggies, or even as a spread on sandwiches!

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