Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Celebrate the healthy way...

Guacamole is delicious, yes, it's true. However, although it's higher in good fats, it can still be pretty calorie packed.
Try this equally as delicious guacamole swap-out.

Healthy Edamole
3/4 cup frozen edamame thawed and shelled
3 TBS water
1 TBS of olive oil or avocado
1 TBS fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
1 garlic clove, halved

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and combine. Chill until serving.
Serve with some delicious baked tortilla chips, or served on top of a spicy black bean burger.

This recipe makes 8 (1.6 oz) servings. Each serving has 74 calories, 5.1 grams of fat, 3.9 grams of carbs, 1.4 grams of fiber, and 4.2 grams of protein. (I think you could even try taking out the olive oil/avocado to reduce the fat & calories even more.)

Need some other mexi-fab options?
Here you are...
you can even have a looksie at last years Healthy Cinco De Mayo suggestions.