Wednesday, March 17, 2010

An eye on your waist.........Guacamole with oven baked tortilla bites

I never make resolutions because they are hard to keep. All you strong-willed folks may be smirking at me. But, I do plan to stay active and fit this year. How about you guys? What have you planned for 2010? (Maybe, I'm too late in asking you this question, but just inquisitive)

These days , we hear so much about staying fit, eating healthy, reducing fat and sugar intake and so on. All this is important for the kind of stressful lifestyle we lead.

But, where do you start? And, how do you follow all the rules? You have to figure it out yourself. Personally, for me, it's all about portion control. I don't deprive myself of good food. But, I try to understand what's on my plate and how it will affect me. So, when I see cake, I don't run and hide. I enjoy a small slice rather than a large one. Similarly, fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains point fingers to good health. So, I opt for that kind of food too now a days.

With all due respect to those of you who have resolved to live healthy, here is the recipe for a very healthy snack.It is very comforting and helps you stay on track. It's scrumptious too. Avacadoes are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and monounsaturated fat that helps lower bad cholesterol.Guacamole is a mexican avacado dip.

Stay fit, stay healthy and Happy 2010.

Ingredients :(Serves 2)
  • Whole wheat tortillas - 2 ( can substitute with chapatis)
  • Ripe avacado - 1 ( avacado will be dark green when raw and black when ripe)
  • Onions - 2 tbspns(fine chopped)
  • Tomatoes - 1 tspn(fine chopped)
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tsps
  • Lemon juice - 1 tspn
  • Low-fat yogurt - 1 tbspn
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tspn
  • Salt and pepper - to taste.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F(149 C)
  • Place tortillas or chapatis side by side on a tray. Do not let them overlap. Bake for 10 mins or till they are crisp like chips.
  • Remove from oven.Let cool. They will be completely crisp. Break them into bite size pieces and set them aside on a serving platter.
  • Peel and cut the avacado into small peices and coarsely mash with a fork.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add the avacado and all the other ingredients and mix well.
  • Transfer to a dipping bowl and serve.
Note: Never cook an avacado.Because of its high tannin content, the flesh turns bitter.
Luv 'n' luc'


  1. Its been a long time u posted!!
    lovely dip and chips dear....

  2. never heard of avacado and never prepared any dishes with it.

    Regarding health as everyone I am also concious though I do not find time to work on it. As you said in this streesful life it is necessary to concentrate on the food practices and improve health.

    Nice to see you back with interesting recipes.

  3. Lovely and healthy dip and tortilla..

  4. yumy dip Smitha.. :) how are you...?

  5. Very yum yum dip there smitha...the tortillas are a good base for this dip...i loved the note at the end of this post. Thanks for sharing such a great info dear.

  6. First time here... awesome blog.. :)

  7. hi Smitha,
    Good to see u back :) it's true that one has to be health concious...and it's so true that portion control is the key to enjoy everything rather than running away :)
    Healthy recipe smitha '')

  8. Welcome back Smitha...nattil adichu policho?My fav dip and chips,yummm

  9. hi smitha,
    nice and healthy dip.. i agree with you on staying fit..lets all join together in staying fit..

  10. My fav combo..looks so tempting and yumm

  11. I like the combo too... posted something similar a while ago, but ruined it with cheese :P
    Look forward to more healthy recipes...

    This year the resolution is eat a little more fruit, be on my feet a little longer and lose some weight... same as every year :)

  12. I too am on a low carb diet, I don't cut out on anything...just everything in moderation...guacamole looks so good Smitha...lovely picture: )

  13. that's a perfect and healthy snack option

  14. hey Madam....
    Good to see you back :)
    oru very short vacation ayirunallo alle...4 months..kollam..lucky girl!!!!
    i m trying be on a low carb diet for 2 months..but choru kanumbol control vittu pokum...i m going for vacation next month, brothers are getting want to shed some pounds..but onnum nadakunnilla....
    Welcome Back!!!!
    Hugs n love

  15. Perfect and lovely recipe:)

    How are you? hope you had a wonderful vacation...

    Exactly, me too...just like you...conscious what I eat, but will never deprive myself. I make healthy choice maxi' possible, take only small portions and I believe in workout, it really helps me so much.:)

  16. First time here...

    U have a wonderful space with lovely recipes...

    Healthy tasty dip :-)

    Check my space when u find time


  17. Hey,
    First time here. Was going through your other posts as well. Looks like you had a fun time in India. I was there not so long ago but managed to come back just before the start of summer.
    Your Plum cake looks divine. Bookmarking it!
    Would you be interested in participating in a giveaway happening at my space?Check my latest post.
    -Cool Lassi(e)

  18. Welcome back! Avacado dip sounds super delicious!

  19. New to ur blog..found interesting..following you...:)

  20. It feels like ages since I've been here...

  21. Please collect your award from my blog.. thank you.. :)

    Hari Chandana

  22. Cumin Pw in mole impressed me thats something so authentic to the recipe and most people miss.

    I'll be coming back for more true to the root recipes.

  23. first time here..luvly space.. with wonderful recipes ..following you rite now

  24. Never its too late..Hope u have fruitful result soon...Ava dip is simply superb..i luv the click..


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