Quick Calorie Cuts: Guilt-Free Guacamole!

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Guacamole is my indulgence when I go out for Mexican.

I can bypass the queso dip, the fried foods and the gooey sopapillas for dessert. But that green stuff has my name written all over it.

Guacamole is rich--one serving has about 150 calories and more than 13 grams of fat—but most of the fat is the heart-healthy monounsaturated kind. And you get a hearty dose of fiber: 5.9 grams, or about 20% of your recommended daily fiber intake.

That said, two of my favorite Mexican restaurants make it even easier for me to dig in. One serves slices of cucumber, jicama and celery; the other incorporates veggies in the guacamole. I love both ideas. In the latter, the avocado is mashed until creamy and coats the vegetables. It's more like an avocado salsa than what we Americans think of as guacamole.

Here are two slimmed-down guacamole recipes. Try yours chunky or smooth, at 80 calories a serving and 6 grams of fat!