Flickr Photo by ilovemypitOne 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?