Is there anything better than avocado?
How about avocado with roasted garlic, tomatoes, jalapenos, sweet mini peppers, onions, and corn? Then tossed with fresh cilantro and lime?
This mouthwatering Southwest Guacamole is the perfect snack, topping, or dip. I love it so much I could just eat it with a spoon.
Day 17: Cut The Fat & Southwest Guac with Roasted Garlic and Tomatoes
- 5 avocado
- 1/2 cup corn kernels
- 3 sweet mini peppers
- 1/4 large white onion
- 1 large jalapeno
- 3 small tomatoes roma or campari
- 2 Tbs minced garlic
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 1/2 tsps garlic salt
- Chop your peppers, onion, and tomatoes into small pieces
- Preheat oven to 475
- Put onions, peppers, garlic, tomatoes, and corn on a baking sheet and roast in oven for about 10 minutes
- Take 3 avocados and pit them and use a potato masher or guac masher to mash them up, mix into finely chopped cilantro, garlic salt, and lime juice
- Take the other 2 avocados and cut into small pieces, but do not mash them.
- Let veggies cool some, then mix it all together.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Avocado is one of my favorite foods. I add it to everything, but a lot of people avoid them because they are “fats”.
Today I wanted to talk a little bit about fats. For starters, some fats are heart healthy, and some add to problems like heart disease. And just because a food is low-fat or fat-free does not mean it is healthy. Case in point, walk down the grocery store aisles and you will see low-fat chips, cookies, candies, and ice creams. How can you know which is which? What is healthy, and what is not? First, use your intuition, you probably know. And then consider this chart, as it helps to explain the difference:
Trans and saturated fats are the bad ones, and they are found in all those yummy foods we love like donuts and pastries, and pizza. But they can lead to all kinds of health problems if we get too much.
So should we just skip fats all together? No. Good fats are critical for nourishing the brain, heart, and body. They can help with weight management, mood elevation, in fighting fatigue, and are critical for mental prowess. In fact, it is recommended that 10-25% of your daily caloric intake should be from good fats.
This leads to today’s challenge.
Day 17 Mini-Challenge: Cut one unhealthy fat, add one healthy fat.
Good fats can be found in many places: Olive oil, nuts, nut butters, avocados, olives, soymilk, salmon, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, and more.
Today, try to cut out one bad fat, and replace it with a good fat. For example, get rid of a packaged snack food, and instead snack on this amazing Southwest Guac with Roasted Garlic and Tomatoes!