Healthier Guacamole -- Snack Makeover

Julie Ryan Evans
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One of my favorite all times snacks (or meals for that matter) is guacamole. If you use baked chips or vegetables for dipping, it's actually a pretty healthy choice as is. While a medium avocado contains about 30 grams of fat, it's the "good kind" -- monosaturated -- that reduces cholesterol.  

But it can be made even healthier by adding a few more nutrient-packed ingredients.

This guacamole recipe uses just the basics -- avocados, lime and salt -- but then adds a puree of super healthy spinach, broccoli and peas. I add a bunch of garlic salt and some chopped white onion also.

You (or your children) will barely be able to detect the powerful nutritional punch of this gussied-up guac!

Another option from Canyon Ranch is this recipe for asparagus guacamole. It doesn't use any avocados at all -- just asparagus, tomato, onion, an array of spices and some light sour cream.

Would you substitute one of these recipes for traditional guacamole?

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