Nori Guacamole

  • Nori Guacamole
  • Nori Guacamole
  • Nori Guacamole
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 x ripe avocados
  • 1 x lemon, juiced
  • 2 x tomatoes diced
  • 4 x spring onions, sliced finely
  • 2 x garlic cloves, chopped finely
  • 1 pinch unbleached sea salt
  • 1 x sheet of nori, chopped

Method

Guacamole, perfect Summer fare! And, avocados are so so good for us, as healthy fats for many reasons are essential to every balanced diet. However, avocados are also loaded with tonnes of calories. If you’re watching your waistline, it’s best to limit the amount of avocado per meal to a quarter of an avocado at a time, as a whole avocado can have up to 500 calories, depending on the size. If you’re trying to lose a few kgs after Christmas, or a Mum who wants to maintain weight over the school holidays, you’re best to keep your calorie intake at around 1200 total (depending on your level of activity and gender). This is the perfect alternative to an average guacamole recipe or store bought guacamole . It’s loaded with lots of low calorie extras to add bulk and has a hint of Nori for iodine. Iodine will boost your metabolism and Nori is a great source of this. Serve the Guacamole with celery sticks and sparkling mineral water with fresh lemon or lime.

Avocados, Health and Weight loss Info

Including healthy fats, in your diet everyday is vital for long-term health, weight loss and weight loss maintenance. Not only does eating fat every meal signal the brain to stop eating therefore helping you to keep on top of total food consumption, including enough healthy fats can assist in lowering cholesterol levels. The majority of the fat content from the avocado is monosaturated fat. Including monosaturated fat in your diet will help to decrease ‘bad cholesterol’ ie low density lipoproteins, and increase, ‘good cholesterol’ ie high density lipoproteins.

Guacamole:

Makes 8 servings, 103 calories per serve

Mix all the ingredients and serve straight away.

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  • I do not hold to the “calories in:calories out” diet mentality … biodiverse menus, essential nutrition and fresh organic produce is key as well as reducing stress.
    I love the addition of nori to this dish! Iodine is chronically deficient in the modern diet and I have been adding this tasty ingredient to salads for over 3 years now.

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    by Helen Minns on 09/01/2013, 20:46
    Helen Minns