cinco de mayo.
i was reminded of this fine excuse to indulge myself in delicious mexican food when i saw a corona commercial the other day. i’ll admit, corona’s marketing department does a phenomenal job seducing you with the whole festive beach vibe. i mean, they really made me want to celebrate a holiday that i have no specific reason to celebrate!
(lucky for you,)
while i didn’t go out and buy a case of cervezas, i sure did strategically plan my “cheat-meal” for the week!
i’m in the middle of preparing for a national bikini fitness competition…so my diet is pretty strict right now. but let me just clarify, by strict, i do not mean bland or boring at all! (seriously, have you tried my turkey lettuce wraps!?!) when i say strict, i have a certain number of proteins/carbs/fats that i have to take in for each meal. so, i saved this incredibly delicious idea for a night i didn’t have to weigh out each tablespoon of guac i shoveled into my mouth!
here’s the good news (besides it being my new favorite guacamole recipe)… with both avocados and mangoes in season, my entire ingredient list cost me less than 5 dollars!! (no lie.)
now, what to dip??
my husband likes “crack chips” (okay, okay…i like them too). if you’ve never tried them before, don’t!! i actually have no clue what they are called, but they come in a yellow bag and have a yummy salty seasoning sprinkled over them. they are totally addicting, hence the name “crack chips.”
on my previous 4-pepper spicy guacamole recipe, i also included a high protein baked chip recipe using flatout wraps. i found a new flat-bread at costco, so used that recipe for these new baked flax tortilla chips…and they turned out beautifully! 80 calories, 7 grams of protein, 11 carbs, and 6 grams of fiber per serving! did i mention they only take a few minutes in the oven?? (winning.)
i can never take all the credit for my recipes. my husband’s creative genius seriously surprises me sometimes… (but i’m pretty sure this one was mine.) i will say this: not only is he is an incredible sous-chef in the kitchen, but his knife skills are on a whole other level! this guacamole would not have come to fruition without him. ;)