8 Ways to Add the ‘Holy Moly’ to Your Guacamole

8 Ways to Add the 'Holy Moly' to Your Guacamole - New Kid On The Guac

So you like guacamole. Join the tribe. There are 10 million of us. And if you are a whiz in the kitchen, you probably have some type of go-to guac recipe that is “the best of all time”. Take your guac to the next level with these game-changer additions.

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Skinny Southwest Sliders

What a time to be alive. For the first time in 71 years, the Chicago Cubs are in the World Series. The city is on fire with a contagious energy and I am reminded daily of how unreal it is that I can forever call Chicago home. Likewise, the Packers are crushing the start of the football season. It […]

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Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar - New Kid On The Guac

Work is BONKERS right now and I would not say that I’m thriving, but I got an offer to go to the Packers game this weekend and a girl just does not turn that down, no matter how busy her life is at the moment. So after a 13 hour work day yesterday, I had about 4 hours to get my life together, buy some groceries, and whip up a tailgate snack before heading up to Green Bay. Knowing I was strapped for time and needed to port this sucker in the car for a few hours, I grabbed some corn tortilla chips and all the veggies in all the lands, tossed them together and called it a day. Dabbed on the de-puffer cream and loaded up the car, Wisconsin-bound.

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Roasted Vegetable Whole Wheat Flatbread

Roasted Vegetable Whole Wheat Flatbread - New Kid On The Guac

Nothing goes better with those fall football Fridays than pizza. Hate to admit it, but I’m a dietitian and I love pizza. So sue me. I try to make my pizza somewhat more nutritious myself by loading it with veggies, prefacing it with salad… all the tips and tricks to make me feel better about myself. Today’s rendition of pizza is a roasted vegetable, whole wheat flatbread – full of flavors and nutrients to fill you up and get you through halftime. Happy Fall, Y’all!

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Nachos

I love this dish because it takes a classic indulgent food like nachos and amps it up with wholesome ingredients to bring nutrition into the conversation. With fiber from the sweet potatoes, protein from the black beans, and all sorts of veggies on top, this is a super balanced dish full of flavor that is perfect for taco night traditions. This is one of my favorite ways to highlight that maintaining a balanced lifestyle doesn’t have to be boring!

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Ranch Dressing

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Ranch Dressing - New Kid On The Guac

From cauliflower crusted pizza, to cauliflower tots, and now buffalo cauliflower bites, this versatile vegetable can pretty much replace a potato, bread, or meat in almost any recipe. And while I love a good chicken wing from time and again, I do get pretty jazzed about challenging myself to try something new and innovative in the kitchen, like swapping the traditional chicken wing with a wholesome vegetable, like cauliflower.

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Skinny Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This classic appetizer favorite, spinach and artichoke dip is always a crowd pleaser at tailgates and parties. With a few simple swaps, this skinnier version of the dish will keep you coming back for more. A perfect recipe for another Packers win! And spinach = health, duh.

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New Kid’s OG (Original Guacamole)

New Kid's OG (Original Guacamole) - New Kid On The Guac

Okay okay, by popular demand (two people asked me), here is my own personal guac recipe! As you might have guessed by now, I love guacamole. It is such a staple in my diet that the avocado scare in California (a result of the drought) literally causes me to lose sleep. And yes, I will […]

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Prosciutto-wrapped Stuffed Figs

Prosciutto-Wrapped Stuffed Figs - New Kid On The Guac

I’m on a fig kick. After having figs on my pizza, I couldn’t get enough. The good news: figs are a powerhouse of nutrients, and conveniently sold at Trader Joe’s. Mega score for me.The bad news: just kidding, there is no bad news.

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