If you are the type of person who has absolutely no willpower when it comes to portion controlling your guacamole, well, you came to the right blog today. I am utterly OBSESSED with guacamole, and given the right amount of tortilla chips, I could consume some seriously impressive quantities of it. I Just.Can’t.Stop.Eating It. And I make no apologies for this. Guacamole is DELICIOUS. Delicious, people! Now, as I’m sure you know, even though fresh, homemade guacamole is really healthy, it’s also really high in Weight Watchers Points Plus, due to the heart healthy fat in the avocado. Because it is so dangerously delicious, I always avoid it, unless I’m prepared to spend my entire day’s worth of Points in about 10 minutes of dipping. But THEN, the folks (superheroes) over at Wholly Guacamole, who make the most delicious pre-packaged guac, came up with these new, portion controlled mini containers of guacamole that are just 3 Points + each! Keep reading to learn more…
How in the WORLD have I not seen/tried this before?! On a whim, I was browsing the dip/hummus section in Trader Joe’s and came across this Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacamole. Made with Greek yogurt, it boasted just 1 Point for a 2 tbsp serving. Now, I don’t know anyone who can eat just 2 tablespoons of guacamole, but I figured that at just 1 Point per serving, this could definitely offer some major damage control. So I bought a container, and ran home to give it a try. I immediately whipped out my Reduced Fat Tortilla Chips and dug in…it was DELICIOUS! I seriously couldn’t believe how good it was. This ready-made guacamole has less fat and fewer calories than traditional guacamole recipes. Yet it still has that rich and creamy taste that we all want our guacamole to have. Thick, low fat Greek yogurt is combined with chunky avocados, and then tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, a bit of jalapeño, garlic and fresh lime juice round out the flavor without adding unwanted calories and fat.
Serving size is 2 tbsp
Each serving = 1 Points +
PER SERVING: 30 calories; 2g fat; 2g carbohydrates; 1g protein; 1g fiber
I am seriously obsessed with Guacamole Recipes. I don’t need tortilla chips, veggies or anything to even dip in it…just gimme a spoon, and I’ll go to town on it. Now, even though guacamole is really nutritious, given that the main ingredient is the nutrient rich avocado, it’s still loaded with calories and fat (even though that’s the healthy, monounsaturated fat), making it higher in Weight Watchers Points than most all other fruits. So, how’s a Weight Watcher supposed to get her guacamole fix without breaking her Points bank? By trying this amazing, Low Calorie Guacamole Recipe of course! The key to rockin’ this much loved dip recipe is to find ways to bulk it up with other low calorie ingredients, and (and don’t get scared reading this part) to substitute some of the avocado quantity with peas. It may sound odd, but you really can’t tell! And of course, you will still use some avocado in it, but by adding in some low Point peas, we are able to add quantity and volume without adding a lot more calories and therefore keeping the Points value low. This guacamole dip recipe is perfectly delicious when served with some baked tortilla chips or veggies for dipping. Put it on tacos, sandwiches or try it on top of my Chicken Taco Salad Recipe! There are many, many ways to enjoy this favorite Mexican recipe. If you love your guac, and can’t bear eliminating it from your meal plan, give this delicious Weight Watchers Guacamole Recipe a try!
Oh! I wanted to give a special shout out to the COWS (Considerate Outstanding Working Sisters) from North Adams Elementary in Seaman, OH ,who I hear have started their own Biggest Loser Diet Plan and are regular readers of my blog! Thanks for the support, ladies and good luck!!!
Looking for another stellar Weight Watchers Super Bowl Recipe that’ll give your guests the Super Bowl snacks they love, but still keep you a good Weight Watcher? Well, you’ll be the hit of the party with this crowd pleasing Weight Watchers 7 Layer Mexican Bean Dip Recipe! With just 3 Weight Watchers Points + per serving, it’s one of the best Mexican Bean Dip Recipes you’ll find that not only is low in fat and calories, but tastes great and is good for you! Full of fiber and calcium and low on calories, this slimmed down traditional 7 Layer Dip Recipe is incredibly easy to make and is a fabulously healthy party food. So, if you are a Weight Watcher, there’s no need to give up your favorite Super Bowl Recipes this year – just try out my lower Points versions and stay on track to reach your weight loss goals! GO STEELERS!!!!