Taco Tuesday on a whole new level

Tuesdays are known as “taco Tuesdays” on social media. What does that mean? Well, for starters it means having tacos, in any shape or form, on a Tuesday. I admit I don’t always follow the taco Tuesday form; I merely have tacos whenever I crave them whether it’s a Tuesday, a Thursday or a Saturday.  On this particular day I decided to transform taco junk (see recipe here) into a delicious salad.
What’s pictured is ¾ cup of taco junk, 4 tablespoons of Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacamole (see review hereand 2 tablespoons of Chi-Chi’s medium chunky salsa, alongside a big salad topped with 1 tablespoon Panera fat free poppyseed dressing.
This whole bowl was only 6 points plus and was ultimately delicious.

Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacamole

I’m not sure what’s taken me so long to post about this wonderful find I’ve purchased from time to time at Trader Joe’s. I thought I posted about this dish eons ago, but I didn’t … so here we go!  Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacamole is one of the most delicious guacamole’s I have had to date. Granted, I’m not the biggest fan of guacamole, but this is just a slam dunk.
The guacamole is creamy, thanks to the Greek yogurt, yet it has subtle chunks of veggies and avocado mixed throughout it. There is a noticeable cilantro flavor in the dish, but it’s not overwhelming on the taste buds. Admittedly, cilantro isn’t one of my favorite flavors, but it’s mild enough that it boosts the flavor and is really refreshing on the palette. Overall, I find the dish balances itself out quite well with all the flavors. I enjoy this with tacos, over chicken burgers or hamburgers, over salad, with nachos, etc. It’s versatile and a huge favorite of mine.
A serving is 2 tablespoons which is 30 calories or 1 points plus. Here’s a little fun fact for you … you can have 4 tablespoons for 60 calories and its still 1 points plus!

Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Chucky Guacamole


I picked up this Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacamole at Trader Joe’s after hearing that it was pretty good.  I checked out the nutrition label and was duly impressed, so I made sure to bring it home with me to try out.  Guacamole is typically higher in fat and calories when made the regular way – but Trader Joe’s found a way to make it a friendly food by incorporating the dish with greek yogurt.
Trader Joe’s really does impress me with some of the items they come out with – needless to say, this is one of them.  I can’t say I’m a huge guacamole fan, but this particular guacamole easily became my favorite (I don’t love avocados).  I was incorporating this into my nachos, chicken burgers, or plain right alongside some tortillas/crackers. It’s a smooth and creamy guacamole which is packed with flavor. There are smaller chunks of vegetables (and even pieces of avocado if you’re lucky) running through the guacamole with a cilantro, lime flavor in the background.  I don’t find it to be spicy even though the label does state there are jalapeno’s in the dish. It’s creamier than your average guacamole, which I feel is to be expected because there is Greek yogurt in the dish.
Amazingly, a 2 tablespoon serving is only 1 points plus values!  Definitely worth a shot if you’re even remotely a guacamole fan OR just living life on the edge!
QUESTION:
Have you tried the reduced guilt guac?