Fauxcamole

So, you head to the grocery store. You are spending more time in the outside aisles. You are proud of your healthy choices. Fruits, veggies, even Tudors. Yeah you!!!

But then something new temps you. Mmmmmmmm. What would be easier than quick, yummy, already made guacamole. Sounds good doesn’t it.

STOP Now!!!! Turn the package and read the label. Quick hurry!!!!!!!

Skim milk, soy bean oil, tomatoes, water, coconut oil, contains less than 2% avocado, whole eggs, onion salt, blah, blah, blah, blech!! Then there are about 30 other ingredients that I can not name.

WTF????????? Contains less than 2% avocado???????? For a 12 oz package, that means you have LESS than .25% avocado in your hand. Seriously.

So that wonderful, simply delicious package has lulled you into the world of Franken Food. What do I mean by that? Simply, simply food altered into unhealthy crap. The labels and marketing pull you in with. Healthy! Made with 0g trans fat per serving. Only 90 calories! Made with wholesome skim milk.

Now, go back to the top of your label. Serving size is 2 tbsp or 1 oz. yup. 2 tbsp of man made Franken Food.

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Next, let’s look at the humble avocado. The real McCoy. (Persea americana)

http://www.avocadocentral.com/nutrition/avocado-nutrition-health-facts-label

1/5 of a medium avocado or 1 oz of delicious plain avocado = 50 calories
Yup same serving size and no crap.

Eating good healthy food is not hard, but just knowing the easy way is not necessarily then healthy way.

Julia’s Guacamole

4 fresh ripe Haas avocados
2 limes, juiced
Garlic (powdered or fresh) to taste
Chile powder. For more smokey taste go with Ancho chili. For spicy, go with cayenne, habanero, or jalapeño.

Mash it up & Eat with favorite vehicle of choice.

Me? Since I don’t eat chips any more. I love to eat with red or yellow peppers sliced into easily dippable chips. Better yet. Just get out the spoon. Dip, eat, yum

PS. The pits? If your are making the guac ahead of the party. Put the pits back in the top of the guac, then squeeze a bit more fresh lime over the top. The pits and the citric acid in the lime prevent the guacamole from browning.

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