Have you ever tried slicing, using and preserving an avocado at your desk with a paper plate and mini knife? I’ll give you a hint – it is not fun. Its messy. Its brown. Its slippery. Its annoying.

But I love avocado and lately have been loving it on sandwiches so I vowed to find an easier way. Albiet a more expensive, less green way. But a way. In my perfect world I’d be home for lunch every day – able to make lovely creations on the spot and never using my desk as a kitchen counter again.

For now, I’ll use Wholly Guacamole packets. They are easy, convienent, don’t turn brown and require no knife!

Whats to Love:

  • simple ingredients: Hass Avocados, Jalapeno Puree (white vinegar, jalapeno peppers, salt) Dehydrated Onion, Salt, Granulated Garlic
  • single size 100 calorie portions (although my portions are typically two packs)
  • don’t spoil – you can also freeze them for later use!

 

How I use them:

  • on sandwiches (favorite lately is: sprouted bread + guac + cheddar +tomato + sprouts)
  • in wraps (favorite lately is: sprouted tortilla + guac + turkey + romaine)
  • dip for veggies or chips

 

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22 Comments (Reply )

  1. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
    May 03, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    I haven’t seen these anywhere, but love the small package portion control idea!

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    • Emily
      May 03, 2011 @ 8:35 am

      Claire, I usually pick them up at regular (conventional) grocery stores or Super Target…places like that!

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  2. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    May 03, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    I actually prefer the taste of just regular avocado — I know it is a pain but I do it anyway. The wholly guac is almost too spicy? flavorful? I’m not sure.

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    • Emily
      May 03, 2011 @ 8:36 am

      Do you have a secret for taking and preserving the avocado? :) Maybe I’m just not doing it right…

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      • Holly @ The Runny Egg
        May 03, 2011 @ 8:40 am

        I’ve had good luck with cutting out the portion I want, then sprinkling lemon juice on the rest of the avocado and covering tightly with plastic wrap — you want plastic to touch all of the exposed avocado.

        I’ve also heard that you can freeze avocado slices and then thaw them out? I haven’t tried that though.

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        • emily (a nutritionist eats)
          May 03, 2011 @ 9:59 am

          I have frozen avocado with some lemon juice and salt and it thaws pretty easily…I suppose I could make up a batch of those too.

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  3. Sarah @ The Pajama Chef
    May 03, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    i’ve never tried the single serving packs but i wasn’t a big fan of the original. maybe because it just doesn’t compare to good homemade guac. however i’d try it on a sandwich! usually i just put the avocado on when i make the sandwich and then don’t look at it when i eat it. :) even though it’s brown it still tastes good!

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  4. Amy P. @ Green Your Plate
    May 03, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    I like the idea of having these around to add to sandwiches, thanks for the idea!

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  5. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    May 03, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    I prefer the original, but you can’t beat the packets for their portability and lack of mess. And I’d eat 2 pouches too. I love me some avocados!

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  6. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    May 03, 2011 @ 8:49 am

    I’m kind of a guacamole snob… and I actually like these! It tastes pretty fresh :)

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  7. Mellissa
    May 03, 2011 @ 9:03 am

    I may need to go get these, I love guac on veggies and it is easier to store at work.

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  8. kate
    May 03, 2011 @ 9:08 am

    art usually gets these when he does the grocery shopping. they are his late night snacks with tortilla chips so i’ve never actually tried them. i do hate how the unused portion of the avo gets brown. leaving the pit doesn’t seem to help either :(

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  9. Jason
    May 03, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    I just make a batch and put it in a ziplock bag, then snip the corner off. Just squeeze out what I want. And minimal brownage for leftovers if any.

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  10. EA-The Spicy RD
    May 03, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    Those packets sound pretty cool. I’ve never seen them before…You can pretty much ALWAYS find avocados at my house. One of my favorite things for b-fast (or lunch) is avocado toast. I take a slice of toasted bread, drizzle it w/ olive oil, top it with a few slices of avocado and sprinkle s & P on it. So easy and so good too!

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  11. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    May 03, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

    I’ve tried to freeze avocados before, but it didn’t really turn out — they just turned brown. I want to get me some of those packs! :)

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  12. Katie@Real Food Katie's Way
    May 03, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    I definitely like the idea for people on the go for sure…

    I have a hard time spending so much money for something I could make in the kitchen at work for MUCH LESS money…

    That being said, when I am in a situation that does not accommodate guac making, these babies would be fantastic! I’m sure we will get them in my city in about 30 years though….Gotta love Canada!

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  13. lynn @ the actor's diet
    May 03, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

    i don’t think i’ve ever had these before? i think b/c i prefer my guac really simple – just mashed avocado with lemon and s + p

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  14. Tiffany @ Simply Shaka
    May 04, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    I love the idea of these but I haven’t seen them on sale yet so I haven’t bought them. I do buy the regular Wholly Guacamole when it does go on sale and love that you can freeze it!

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  15. Jamie Walker
    May 04, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    THat’s a great way to use those Wholly Guac packets -I’ve always been terrified of things that come in to go pouches (think Go-Gurt) but I’m obsessed with avocados and woul duse this!

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  16. Guacamole Nutrition
    May 16, 2011 @ 12:49 am

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