Go for it
Avocados are good for you because they are a good healthy fat, rich in fiber, high in nutrients, and very very satisfying to eat. Food is nourishment when you fill yourself up counting nutrients instead of calories and you can ban dieting forever when you eat real food, whole food, and food that make you feel full and nourished. How? Because you will know when you are full AND your body knows what to do with real food = digest, absorb and use it for energy!
Of course you don’t want to eat too much, eat past being full or eat all the time, but finding that balance comes from feeling nourished from your meals and learning about your hunger. Often we feel hungry all the time because we eat foods that do not nourish us and we keep looking for more. When we come from dieting mentality we get eating wrong. We eat too little, eat light foods and then we are still hungry and fall prey to the cookie jar. Choosing good ingredients and whole real food we can ban dieting forever. Eat to feel full and nourished and you will start not only feel better but also lose weight; naturally and with a sustainable way of eating. Get my book EAT TO FEEL FULL to learn more about how to eat and change your mind about food.
The best guacamole… ever
It works great as an appetizer, a snack, and as a good healthy food to serve when entertaining. It is a good fat and protein, so feel free to enjoy.
2 ripe avocados
3 small cloves finely chopped garlic
1 finely chopped jalapeno
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 finely sliced scallions
pepper to taste, pinch of salt, and the juice of 1/2 a lime.
I used 1/2 tbl. of brown rice vinegar instead of lime because I am fruit intolerant, so that is an option if you are too. Even though avocado is a fruit, it does not cause the same discomfort as lemon or lime.
Carve out the avocado and cut into smaller pieces in a bowl.
Chop, chop, chop all the rest
…and then mix, mash, and grind everything together until it is smooth.