A journal of my experiences with breast cancer to inform those who are interested and to help any one else who might have just been diagnosed.

“[She] will have no fear of bad news; [her] heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” Psalm 112:7

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Cancer Fighting Kitchen: Avocado and a Recipe for Easy Homemade Guacamole

You may have been avoiding eating avocados because of their 25-30 grams of fat! The fat is monounsaturated has the same effect on your system as olive oil and nuts. Avocados are rich in sterols, which are compounds shown to lower cholesterol, are packed with vitamins and minerals. Ounce for ounce, they provide more potassium than bananas.
You also don't need to eat much at a time. Cut an avocado into five pieces and have one piece for 55 calories, which you can add to a sandwich instead of mayo, a Tablespoon of which almost doubles that amount of calories. Or, you can make this easy guacamole.
guacamole and chili relleno casserole

Easy Homemade Guacamole

5 ounces Pico de Gallo
2 ripe avocados
1/4 tea. chili powder
1/2 tea. cumin
2 tea. lime juice

Mash the avocados until it is the consistency you prefer. Mix in the rest of the ingredients until well blended. If you like a very smooth consistency, you will need to put it all in a food processor to blend.


  1. I LOVE guacamole!!! I recently splurged and picked up the packaged minis in the fresh produce section. Easy to go to type of snack.

  2. My favorite food! Would love your recipe for the casserole :)

  3. Yum yum yum, I love to add avocados to stuff.

  4. I am so trying this! Avocadoes are one of my favourite foods. Thanks for sharing Phyllis.