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Everyone wants to cut calories from their diet, but rarely are we as quick to be willing to cut flavor. I’ve learned over the years that the healthier foods actually have more flavor. More flavor and food that’s better for you? That, I believe, is what they call a win-win!
Condiments add pointless calories to meals faster than anything else. Spreads, dips, sauces and dressings are diet saboteurs, and while you might think giving up sour cream, salad dressing and mayo will force you to abandon good taste, our yummy tips save you calories and offer more flavor.
We’ve mentioned before that we love Wholly Guacamole and Salsa. Unlike a lot of packaged guacamole brands, there are real Haas avocados in each container, along with onion, garlic, tomatoes, jalapenos and cilantro. It’s a healthy snack at 45 calories per serving. So healthy that the brand is now the official Guacamole and Salsa of Biggest Loser.
We came up with ten swaps and recipes that use guacamole and salsa to cut calories while increasing flavor. We promise it works if you just try!
You’ll love this flavorful swap when you add guacamole to sandwiches, burgers and wraps instead of mayo.
- 1 Tbsp. of Hellmann’s mayonnaise has 90 calories and 10 grams of fat.
- 2 Tbsp. of Classic Wholly Guacamole has 45 calories, 4 grams of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, plus 2 grams of fiber and a gram of protein.
Spice up Baked Potatoes.
That bland dollop of sour cream only offers moisture to an otherwise dry side dish. Salsa offers the same moisture for less calories and more flavor. Add fajita vegetables for even more flavor and fiber!
- 2 Tbsp. of sour cream has 51 calories and 5 grams of fat.
- 2 Tbsp. of mild Wholly Salsa has 10 calories and 0 grams of fat.
Give Eggs New Life.
“I like to spice up my egg whites with a serving of salsa. Egg whites get monotonous so I LOVE adding salsa to them!,” says Coleen Skeabeck of Biggest Loser 6. In minutes you can whip-up a simple 101 calorie breakfast.
- 3 large egg whites has 51 calories and no fat.
- 1 snack cup of medium Wholly Salsa has 50 calories.
Dip into a New Dip.
“I use Fage yogurt and salsa as a creamy dip – with unsalted baked corn chips,” says Tara Costa of Biggest Loser 7. This is a great alternative for movie night or football parties.
- A 6-ounce container of Fage 0% Greek yogurt has 90 calories and 0 fat (versus 364 calories and 38 grams of fat in the same amount of sour cream).
- 6-ounces of salsa has 60 calories.
- A 2 Tbsp. serving of ranch dressing has 145 calories and about 15 grams of fat.
- A 2 Tbsp. serving of Wholly Guacamole GuacaSalsa, a delicious combination of both products, has 35 calories, 3 grams of fat and 1 gram of fiber.
“I am no stranger to putting salsa on top of a salad and adding a few crushed tortilla chips with some grilled chicken,” says Shay Sorrells of Biggest Loser 8. “It’s my twist on taco salad.”
Put two chicken breasts in a Crock pot covered with a container of Wholly Salsa and let it cook for about 3 hours. The result is a tender and delicious chicken breast you can eat with a side of brown rice and veggies, or shred for some tasty tacos.
Spicy Grilled Cheese.
A cheese quesadilla can be 500 calories, and that’s before the butter and sour cream. Instead, use two slices of Nature’s Own whole wheat bread, a slice of pepper jack cheese and dip it into a 100-calorie pack of Wholly Guacamole. A satisfying lunch for 300 calories.
Do you usually sprinkle cheese on top of tomato soup or add a dollop of sour cream? Instead, add a dollop of guacamole to save loads of calories.
Crunch on Lunch.
Keep the single-serving containers of Wholly Salsa and 100-Calorie Packs of Wholly Guacamole at the office and you can dip whole grain pita and your choice of veggie sticks for a wholesome lunch under 300 calories that’s surprisingly filling (and tasty, too!).
Wrap it Up.
“I actually use this exact stuff on plenty of things,” says Brittany Aberle of Biggest Loser 5 about Wholly Guacamole. “My wraps include: Brown rice tortilla, Wholly Guacamole and Salsa, romaine lettuce, grilled onions and peppers w/ sliced grilled chicken breast, and low fat feta.”
No endorsement by Biggest Loser contestants implied. While Wholly Guacamole provided us with product, the reviews and opinions remain our own.
Don’t miss our Wholly Guacamole Giveaway!
March 1st, 2011