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Taco Tuesday!

There are certain foods that bring up certain memories when you have them. No Bake Cookies remind me of my childhood, because my mom made them all the time growing up. Fajitas remind me of my BFF because we often cook them when we are together. And guacamole makes me think of my good friends from the St. Louis area where we used to live. Not only did we eat out at our favorite Mexican food restaurant more times than I’d like to admit, but we love to make homemade guacamole when we had dinner together too. You can’t eat guacamole and not have a great time. It’s just not humanly possible.


When I’m struggling to come up with a menu for the week, I almost always throw in a Taco Tuesday. It’s something all the kids will eat, because they can add the toppings they like and leave off the ones they aren’t fond of. The kids don’t yet love guacamole {crazy kids–don’t know what they’re missing!}, so I only need to make enough for me and my husband {because if you’ve ever met an avocado, you know they turn brown if you try to save them in the fridge}.

Last week, I made some yummy homemade guacamole, and it was so delicious, I may have only eaten guac and chips for my dinner. It was that good.

So I thought I’d share my recipe for tasty guacamole with you! It’s really easy to make at home.

All you need are three haas avocados, a tomato, lime, onion, jalapeño, garlic, salt and pepper.

Peel and seed the avocados, mash in a bowl. Dice tomato and half the onion and add to the avocado. Finely dice the jalapeño {take the seeds out to lower the heat a little}. Squeeze in the juice from half the lime. Add a dash of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

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Sneaky secret tip: if you want to stretch out your guacamole or even make it a lower in fat content, there’s a secret ingredient you can use! This has been tested on my friends…they had no idea I had added this secret ingredient. What is it? Canned peas. If you add about half a can of peas to the food processor with your avocados, it’ll blend right in! No one will notice! Plus it lowers the fat content in your guacamole, increases your fiber content. It’s a win, win!

 

 

 

Avocados are a super healthy food! So healthy, they are perfect for baby’s first food! With a great balance of carbohydrates, healthy fat, and protein, avocados make the perfect first food for babies.

This was our little guy’s first time with avocados… He was a fan!

 

 3 Haas Avocados
 1 tomato
 1 onion
 1 lime
 1 jalapeno
 ½ tsp salt
 1 dash salt
 ½ tsp garlic

1

Peel and seed the avocados, mash in a bowl. Dice tomato and half the onion and add to the avocado. Finely dice the jalapeño {take the seeds out to lower the heat a little}. Squeeze in the juice from half of the lime. Add a dash of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Stir to combine.

Enjoy with tacos, fajitas, or your favorite tortilla chips!

Ingredients

 3 Haas Avocados
 1 tomato
 1 onion
 1 lime
 1 jalapeno
 ½ tsp salt
 1 dash salt
 ½ tsp garlic

Directions

1

Peel and seed the avocados, mash in a bowl. Dice tomato and half the onion and add to the avocado. Finely dice the jalapeño {take the seeds out to lower the heat a little}. Squeeze in the juice from half of the lime. Add a dash of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Stir to combine.

Enjoy with tacos, fajitas, or your favorite tortilla chips!

Guacamole

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