Healthy Avocado Egg Salad

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Easy peasy and dreamy delicious! I know you’ll be making this egg salad oftenIt’s my go to!  Delicious in a cup, or for sandwiches, lettuce wraps and it makes a fantastic dip. Each ⅔ cup serving has 234 calories, 20 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints. The fat is healthy fat mostly coming from the avocado.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes for eggs


Ingredients

2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped, see instructions below

1 medium avocado pitted and scooped out (¾ cup mashed)

1 tablespoon light mayonnaise, I like Best Foods (Hellmans)

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Salt and fresh pepper, to taste


Instructions

1. Cook eggs: place eggs in a small pot covered in warm water. Cook for 15 minutes total. First cook on high heat until boiling then turn down to simmer. Remove from heat and drain water. Add cold water to pot and some ice cubes, to chill eggs. One chilled, peel and chop eggs.

2. In a medium bowl, add avocado and mash until chunky. Add chopped eggs, mayonnaise, lemon juice and a little salt and pepper, to taste. Mix with a spoon until blended well.

2. To serve: Spread on whole-grain toast topped with tomato slices or make lettuce wraps topped with tomato slices. Or, serve as a dip with veggies or chips.

3. This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled and such.

Makes 2 serving. Each serving ~⅔ cup.


Food Facts
Avocados, first called “alligator pears” because of their rough skin,have been eaten for over 8,000 years in Central and South America.  The avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable, and is sometimes referred to as “green butter.”


Healthy Benefits
Although avocado is high in fat, it is the good-for-you monounsaturated fat.  It contains no cholesterol and has a lot of potassium, folate, vitamin C, B6, magnesium, and iron.


Shopping Tips
Hass avocado have a thick, pebbly skin.  It’s ripe when it has a purple-black colored skin and yields to gentle pressure.  To speed ripening, store avocados in a brown paper bag with an apple. Keep the bag on the kitchen counter at room temperature


Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints
5
Weight Watchers Points Plus
3

SKINNY FACTS: for ⅔ cup serving
234 calories, 20g fat, 4g sat. fat, 186mg chol, 8g prot, 8g carbs, 6g fiber, 282mg sod, 0g
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
162 calories, 2g sat. fat, 2g protein, 0g sugar