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Best Healthy Guacamole Recipe: Your New Go-To Game Day Snack

It takes just 15 minutes to make the best healthy guacamole recipe, so you can indulge your cravings on game day without compromising your goals!

It takes just 15 minutes to make the best healthy guacamole recipe, so you can indulge your cravings on game day without compromising your goals! You’re going to be amazed at how delicious this guacamole tastes for just 84 calories per 1/4 cup serving and 2 net carbs!

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Wait, Guacamole Can Be Healthy?

Absolutely! When made with whole food ingredients without any processed additives, guacamole is actually a great way to incorporate healthy fats, vegetables, and herbs into your day! Each of the ingredients in this recipe has nutrition benefits and makes healthy eating feel enjoyable!

Avocados

  • Contain healthy omega-3 fats that keep you feeling fuller for longer between meals
  • Have many vitamins and micronutrients, such as vitamins B6, C, E, and K and micronutrients like riboflavin, magnesium, and potassium

Red Onion

  • Contain antioxidants, making them a powerful anti-inflammatory food
  • Reduce triglycerides, cholesterol, and blood pressure

Cilantro

  • Another antioxidant shown to help fight infection and promote brain, skin, heart, and digestive health
  • Associated with lower blood sugar
  • Related to higher energy levels

Lime juice

  • High in vitamin C and antioxidants
  • Promotes immunity and healthy skin
  • Reduces risk of heart disease

Himalayan pink salt

  • Contains up to 84 trace minerals not easily found in other foods
  • Aids in hydration
  • Balances your body’s pH

These are the only ingredients you need to create a delicious guacamole recipe that is low in calories and rich in nutrients!

The Best Healthy Guacamole Recipe

Growing up, I worked part-time in the food industry, including a long stint at a delicious Tex Mex spot. Through making their guacamole for customers, I copied the healthy ingredients they use and added a few nutritious additions of my own. The result is this perfect guacamole recipe that my friends and family have been begging me to make for game day and dinner parties for the past 10 years.

You only need 15 minutes to pull this together. For 16 servings (one serving is about 1/4 cup), you’ll need:

  • 4 large ripe avocados (soft but no brown when you cut into them)
  • 1/2 chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 2 limes (roll them out to maximize the amount of juice you can squeeze!)
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste (I usually use about 1/4 tsp)

All you need to do to prepare this recipe is scoop out the flesh from each avocado and smash them in a large bowl. Then, add the chopped red onion and chopped fresh cilantro. I usually add the lime juice and Himalayan pink salt last, because the amounts may vary based on your taste preferences. I love a strong citrus flavor but usually go light on the salt.

The nutrition information for one serving that is about 1/4 cup (recipe makes 16 servings) is: 84 calories, 7 grams of fat, 30 mg sodium, 6 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 0 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein. There are just 2 grams of net carbs in this recipe!

For a low-calorie option, you can serve this guacamole with raw vegetables like carrots, celery, jicama, and peppers. If you’re looking for healthier versions of tortilla chips, made with high-quality ingredients, I recommend these cauliflower-based chips, these chia seed and quinoa chips, and these low-carb keto-friendly chips!

Remember, portion control is essential to practice with any food, so consider using measuring cups to make sure you are sticking to the calorie target that will help you achieve your weight loss goals or eating in a way that makes your body feel satisfied but not overfull.

Dr. Schulte’s Summary

When made with whole food ingredients, guacamole is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This version has just 84 calories and 2 net carbs per 1/4 cup, which makes it a satisfying snack. Depending on your preference and calorie goals, you can enjoy it with raw vegetables or your favorite minimally processed chip variety. This healthy guacamole recipe will be your new go-to game day option that won’t make you feel like you’re missing out on the yummy snacks!

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6 replies on “Best Healthy Guacamole Recipe: Your New Go-To Game Day Snack”

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I personally don’t care for guacamole, but it’s a good option for guests due to all the healthy ingredients and it’s current popularity. It’s great to have you as a trusted source for good recipes for the times that I am making something for other people exclusively. This is also perfect timing as fall sports watching tends to invite lots of snacking. 

Hi, Aly! Even if you’re not a guac fan yourself, your friends and family will get a healthy snack out of it! 🙂 

This recipe looks yummy.  I love how you inform of the health benefits of each of the ingredients.  I am going to try making this recipe on the weekend.  Avocados are my husbands favorite.  Will be great with veggies and healthy crackers.  I didn’t know there were Cauliflower Tortilla Chips.  I will have to check those out. Thanks for sharing.

This was great. I mean, I absolutely loved it. Anything that’s healthy and even remotely tasty is my kind of thing. But whenever there is something that gets both of those right, that’s food for my liking. Can’t wait to show this one to my wife. I bet she’ll be ecstatic, too. 

Other than that, I didn’t even know they made cauliflower chips. How have I missed this? I mean, it sounds like the kind of thing I wouldn’t feel guilty about having (chips are like my favorite treat). Would love to try those chia seed and quinoa ones, too. Where I live, we don’t have them. We could make a super healthy movie night. Haha, my wife will love that.

I appreciate the recipe, cheers!

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