Why have I not been eating guacamole regularly? Oh yeah, that’s right… because I thought it was “too fattening”, and not good for you. What was I thinking? Avocados have so many health benefits. Yes, they do contain a good amount of fat in them, but the thing is that it’s all healthy fats. Our bodies NEED healthy fats…they actually help to burn away the bad ones. There are so many important reasons that you should try to eat avocados when trying to live a healthy lifestyle. They taste great too!
Before really getting in to the Paleo lifestyle, I would only have some guacamole or avocado every now and then. It was usually on special occasions, or of I was eating out at a Mexican restaurant and it was on the table. Now that I’m in my third week of Paleo (not on weekends remember!) I am incorporating so many healthy fats and proteins more than ever. I came up with an awesome guacamole recipe based off of the one found on My Healthy Dish. I added my own twist. It’s perfect on top of an omelette or with some carrot chips.
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 Roma tomato diced
- little less than 1/2 cup red onion diced (You don’t want it too overpowering)
- 2 limes
- black pepper
- garlic powder
- chili powder
In a mixing bowl, remove the insides of the avocado. I like to slice around the avocado, remove the core, and make square slices on the inside. Then, you can easily scoop out the insides with a spoon. Add the tomato, onion, and juice from the two limes. All of the spices are eye balled. You all know how I feel about measuring. I go easy on the salt, but amp up the garlic and chili powder. Mash everything up all together until you reach the desired consistency. I like my guac to be a little chunkier, but some people prefer a smoother texture.
Chill for about an hour, and enjoy! Guacamole lasts is refrigerated for about a week but believe me, it’ll never make it longer than a few days. It tastes great with anything! Promise. :)
This past weekend I spent my time in West Chester. My sorority threw their annual Alumni Event at Kildare’s. It was so amazing to see all of my sisters that I haven’t seen in a while. I love catching up with people! The weather was fantastic and perfect for day drinking all day on Saturday. Everyone was out celebrating “Quatro” de Mayo, so West Chester was pretty lively. It’s such a great little college town and everyone is always down to have a good time. I know I had a blast! Being back made me realize how thankful I am that I joined Delta Phi Epsilon. It’s filled with such genuine, true women, and I really have made some best friends. Justice, Sisterhood, and Love.
Speaking of day drinking…..
JUST KIDDING… or am I
On a serious note though, working out and moving your body is so important. I absolutely hate the word “diet”. Diets don’t work, but lifestyle changes do. We are all different and have different body shapes. Some people are just naturally meant to be skinny while others have curvier bodies. It’s all about bone structure and build. For years I fought for the “perfect” body… whatever that was. I’m realizing the difference from being skinny, and being healthy and fit. I think I’ll take healthy and fit. Every body is beautiful anyway. Eat good, exercise, and be happy.