Thursday, January 12, 2012

January 2012 1449One of my New Year’s resolutions is to drop my extra weight. Enough is enough! I happy to say that in the first week I dropped 8 pounds! I know the loss will slow down & that it is just so dramatic since I have so much to loose.... but I am encouraged & excited =-)

 I am following Weight Watchers (although I already have the materials so I am not attending meetings or anything) – I always feel like I am satisfied and am actually eating good for me food. Plus I feel like it really teaches/trains me to eat lots of veggies, fruits, and fiber rich foods.

January 2012 1441Did you know that Avocados are REALLY good for you? And I don’t know about you, but I tend to only think of using them in guacamole which, let’s face it, is not a great diet food (especially with the chips!). Wondering what’s so good about avocados? Here you go:
Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a "nutrient booster" by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients.
So I wanted to share this good-for-you lunch with you! All of my kiddos snarfed it up & wanted seconds!!
  1. Smash up 1 large or 2 medium/small ripe avocados (If you’ve never used Avocados, I slice mine in half by going around, pop it open, pluck out the seed, and use a spoon to scoop out the avocado)January 2012 1443
  2. Add 6 hard boiled eggs (I use the Betty Crocker method: put eggs in saucepan & cover 1” over the top of eggs, bring to boil, cover and remove from heat and allow to stand only 18 minutes. Rinse immediately in cold water to prevent from cooking more which makes them impossible to peel). I then slice them (or rather my kids love to slice them) and then cut again lengthwise.January 2012 1447
  3. Add 1/4 cup diced red onionsJanuary 2012 1445
  4. Add 1/3 cup mayo (This is the mayo I used to make it LOW points. If you use just a TAB of this on a sandwich is it 0 points!!) Note: This is also my bread of choice as it is only 1 point per slice!January 2012 1454
  5. Season with 3 TAB chipped bread & butter pickles, 1 TAB dry mustard, and salt & pepper to taste.January 2012 1448
You can eat immediately or chill a couple hours (not avocados brown if left out, but it does not effect the quality of the fruit). This makes 6 servings (1/3 cup each) at 4 points.
So for a 6 points lunch I have:  a delicious sandwich to eat, apple (or your choice of fruit) and carrots. Not bad! Or serve it on greens for a 4 point lunch!
January 2012 1451
Enjoy!

10 comments:

  1. If I could eat eggs, I'd try this! I love avocados and so do my kids. I add it to sandwiches, salads, Mexican stuff obviously. It's a great sour cream replacer for tacos and such as well. Good luck with your resolution!

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  2. I can't wait to try this- minus the onions. It looks really good. I am always looking for new foods to try. Of course, anything with avocados is good!

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  3. It's hard to believe that lunch is on a diet! I have been eating a hard boiled egg with my lunch everyday since the new year but this takes it to a whole new level ... yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Oh wow! We love avocados, but I never thought of adding it to egg salad. That looks great! I'm going to have to pin this... I'

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  5. Yum, looks really nice. I am following weight watchers too as really must get the weight under control this year....can't keep blaming baby weight when the twins are now 18 months old, lol!Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  6. Sounds yummy!! I can't wait to try your version!! We do something similar with chicken salad. We substitute the mayo for avocado and then add any fixins we want. It tastes so good.

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  7. What an interesting recipe! I'd like to try it! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  8. Never thought of adding avocados to egg salad, great idea. Bet it works for chicken salad, too. One thing you might want to try is good fat-free plain Greek yogurt (like Fage). It is healthier than mayo and shouldn't contain all the chemicals that mayo contains. I've been watching Paula Deen's son's show ("Not my mama's recipe" or something like that) and he is putting fat-free Greek yogurt in everying and says you can't taste the difference.

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  9. And if you put a little lime/lemon juice in it, the avocados shouldn't brown. I've also heard you can leave the pit in it to keep it from browning?

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