My favorite things: Wholly Guacamole 100 Calorie Snack Packs

Contrary to popular belief, fat is an integral part of a healthy diet. Fats are used by the body to maintain and build cell membranes and hormones, and proper fat intake has been linked to increased brain, liver, lung, and heart health, along with improved immune functioning. I personally strive to get about 30% of my calories from fat, in order to repair my body after stressing it with exercise, so I am always looking for tasty and healthy way to get fat into my diet.

I am in love with Wholly Guacamole, and their 100 calorie snack packs provide an easy, convenient way to enjoy guacamole, while knowing exactly how many calories you are eating. I pair guacamole with whole grain tortilla chips or vegetables such as carrots or broccoli. I also like to use it as a spread on sandwiches in place of mayo. 

 Wholly Guacamole 100 Calorie Snack Pack 6oz - Healthy Guacamole

Ingredients: Hass avocados and various spices such as jalapenos, vinegar, onion, slat, and garlic. Each pack contains 100 cals, 10 g healthy fat, 3g fiber, 0g sugar, 1g protein, and over 20 vitamins and minerals.

In the same amount of Dean's Guacamole as in 1 Wholly Guacamole Snack Pack: 180 cals, 0g fiber, 2g sugar, 2g protein,  and lots impossible to pronounce filler ingredients.



Healthy Recipes | Steamed Egg Cups

The incredible, edible egg is a complete nutritional package, evolved to be the sole source of nutrition for a growing creature. A single egg is only 70 calories, yet provides 5 grams of protein and all 9 of the essential amino acids. They also contain choline, which is important for proper body system regulation and may help prevent cancer.

Many people are hesitant to eat eggs because they contain cholesterol. Indeed, the egg yolk does contain about 200 mg cholesterol, which is about two-thirds of the current recommended daily intake.  However, despite media reports, the link between cholesterol and heart disease has not been firmly established, and there is evidence from many studies that disproves the theory that high cholesterol intake leads to heart disease. Unless you have been specifically told by a doctor to avoid choelsterol intake, I suggest you consider including egg yolks in your diet, as the majority of the egg's nutrients are present in the yolk

Here are some easy, healthy ways to incorporate eggs into your diet:
  • Scramble them for breakfast with diced peppers and onions
  • Bake with spinach and cheese to make light dinner frittata
  • Make a western omelet with ham, scallions, and green bell pepper

If you are looking for an egg recipe that is a little out of the ordinary, try steaming an egg. This is a very simple method with little cleanup. Fill a ramekin with a few fillings, crack in an egg, and steam over simmering water. I made mine with leftover cubed ham and roasted red pepper, but the possibilities to adapt this recipe to your tastes are endless, so feel free to experiment with different fillings.