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DIY Healthy Guacamole Bar and Giveaway!

Wow your friends at your Super Bowl party with a DIY healthy guacamole bar. It’s super easy to set up and totally delicious.Healthy DIY Guacamole Bar-4-2This post is sponsored by Peapod. Thanks for supporting the brands and organizations that make TFD possible! As always, opinions are my own.

Less than 2 weeks out from the Super Bowl and already my brain is thinking up delicious snacks and dips for the big game. Actually more like a month ago I was thinking about it cause…#bloggerproblems. But I’ll take any excuse to experiment with appetizers, snacks and dips. Because next to breakfast, my favorite meal of the day, snacks are a close second. And snacking still kinda has a bad rep but without merit. Snacks help keep our hunger in-check in-between meals and long stretches of not eating. They prevent us from very real HANGER. They prevent us from overating at our next meal and most importantly keep us satisfied.Healthy DIY Guacamole BarMy MO when snacking is to choose something that’s going to fill me up and leave me satiated, not something that’s going to make me feel hungry 20 minutes later. Guacamole is one of my favorite satiating snacks. Probably because I just love avocado (as evidenced by my avocado toast brunch selection today). Avocado is packed with healthy (monounsaturated) fats, not to mention a host of other vitamins and minerals. Plus, it’s freaking delicious. Especially when paired with lime and salt. And maybe a margarita. Just sayin.Healthy Guacamole BarWhich is why I was inspired to make a DIY guacamole bar for the Super Bowl this year. Because guac is great and all but how fun would it be if you could customize your own guac with all the toppings. That’s right I’m talking black beans, salsa, cojita cheese, corn, cilantro, mango, you name it. It’s super easy to throw together, especially if you buy pre-chopped veggies from the grocery store. I actually used Peapod to gather all my guacamole bar ingredients and it was super easy. Ordered pre-chopped red onion, fresh salsa, frozen corn, frozen mango, and all the other ingredients in under 5 minutes. It was delivered to my door the next day and I had everything I needed for the ultimate football game snack bar. I love how easy Peapod makes grocery shopping. You can express shop using their order genius, which auto-fills your cart based on what ingredients you order most often. Plus, Peapod saves your past purchases so you can easily reorder the same list as the week prior. They also offer a PodPass, available in 3, 6 and 12 month subscription options. With the PodPass, you pay one price for unlimited deliveries within a set timeframe. DIY Guacamole BarIf you’re hosting for the Super Bowl this year and looking to bring your snacking A-game, you gotta try setting up a guacamole bar. Just make sure you place your Peapod delivery or go grocery shopping for those avocados early enough so they have time to ripe before the big game. This is just a guideline for toppings you can serve up but feel free to get creative and use as many or as little as the suggested toppings below. Also, fun fact – these leftover toppings make a DELICIOUS addition to your scrambled eggs in the morning. I would know. 🙂Healthy DIY Guacamole Bar

DIY Healthy Guacamole Bar

Yield: Serves 8-10

DIY Healthy Guacamole Bar

Ingredients

  • 9 ripe avocados
  • 3 large limes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Optional toppings:
  • 3 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • i bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 bag frozen mango chunks, defrosted and chopped (or use fresh if in season)
  • 1 container cojita cheese or crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 container salsa
  • 1 bag frozen corn, defrosted
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 head garlic, roasted
  • Hot sauce or tomatillo hot sauce
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

Instructions

  1. Cut avocados in half, remove seeds and scoop out flesh into a large bowl. Mash avocados using a fork until you reach your desired level of smoothness. Add lime and salt and mix until combined throughout.
  2. Assemble your desired toppings into small bowls around the guacamole. Set aside a big bowl of tortilla chips, for serving.

Notes

To save leftover guacamole (and keep it from going bad), store in an airtight container and pour 1/2 inch of lukewarm water over the surface of the guac. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days and when you're ready to eat, simply pour the water off.

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Wow your friends at your Super Bowl party with a DIY healthy guacamole bar. It's super easy to set up and totally delicious.If you’re looking for more guacamole inspo for the Super Bowl, check out these recipes from my blogger friends:

Chunky Pineapple Guacamole via Kiss in the Kitchen, Lone Star Nutrition

GuacaVerde via Saulubrious RD 

Habanero Jicama Guacamole via The Grateful GrazerHabanero-Jicama-Guacamole-11-of-15Kale-amole via Living Well Kitchen

Hempy Guacamole via Trade to Wellness

Avocado, Black Bean and Tomato Salad via Nutrition Starring You

Totally Loaded Guacamole via C It Nutritionally Screen Shot 2017-01-22 at 4.21.30 PMJen’s Delicious Guacamole via Kelly’s Knack for Cooking

Sweet Potato Sliders with Homemade Guacamole via Kroll’s Kitchensweetpotbites1-1024x683Healthy Black Bean Guacamole via The Lean Green Bean

Tuna Guacamole via Bite of Health Nutrition 

Avocado Cream via Kroll’s Korner avocadocream1-e1427827896851Avocado Mexican Fiesta via The Nutritionist Reviews

Must-Try Summer Guacamole via C It Nutritionally 

Spicy Guacamole via Hungry Hobby spicy-guac-683x1024
I'm a nutrition coach and yoga teacher helping people to learn to love food again. I love cooking, taking pictures of my food and traveling around the world. Follow my blog for delicious, seasonal vegetarian recipes and simple strategies to bring more yoga and mindfulness into your life. And check out my e-book to learn how to improve your health through nutrition and yoga. Show me what deliciousness you make! Tag me @karalydonRD on Instagram.

Comments

  1. What a great idea. This could simplify my life.

  2. Stephanie Phelps

    I would love to try because it is so fresh and because I am so busy I would love to see how it is to have this service and how easy it is to use!

  3. Kimberly Bauer

    I don’t always like to leave the house to go food shopping, especially if it’s raining or freezing out!

  4. Brandy Williams

    Being a busy Mom to a toddler and preteen my life gets crazy. This would make me life a little easier! Thanks for the chance!

  5. Darlene Owen

    I would love to try this as I love to snack and this sounds like a healthy way to do so.

  6. I would love to try Peapod because I have 18 month old and grocery shopping with her is horrible!! This would make my life so much easier. 🙂

  7. I would love to give this pass to my mom who works really hard and barely has time to shop.

  8. michelle stpierre

    I’d love to win because my health has not been great and with 2 kids and a husband it is hard for me to get to the store easily. thanks for the chance and good luck everyone!

  9. teresa baker

    I love getting opportunities that I cannot afford but are new things for me me. I also like guacamole and avocado

  10. What a great idea for an evening with friends, simple and impressive!

  11. A guac bar is absolutely GENIUS for game day! The thought of being able to customize my own guac makes me super duper happy! 🙂

  12. Patty Hancock

    I am curious to see if I would like to use this service. I have always wanted to try it.

  13. I have three kids a d I’m always trying to squeeze shopping in,and I love the idea of a gaucomole bar

  14. Love this idea for game day, so many options!

  15. This is an absolutely brilliant idea, Kara!

  16. I would love to try Peapod because it would make grocery shopping with an infant so much easier !

  17. I have tried a few online shopping for groceries, but haven’t yet tried PeaPod. It sounds like a good way to get groceries, especially when you can’t get to a store!

  18. I would like to try peapod because I am a working mama!

  19. I don’t always have time to make it to the grocery store, especially when there’s a sale item I am particularly interested in. This would be so helpful!

  20. You had me at “guacamole!” Great idea Kara!

  21. This is such a fun idea! Guac is one of our favorites around here!

  22. Well, darn, they aren’t in my area. Sad.

  23. What a fun idea! A crowd pleaser that is super simple to make = perfect.

  24. I love this guacamole bar idea! Will definitely keep in mind for the upcoming super bowl. Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. this would make my life so easy

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