Healthy Foods That Pack on the Pounds



Avocados, the main ingredient in guacamole, are chock-full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, but they’re also calorie dense. And most of us don’t go light with the dip (a half cup is around 200 calories). Plus, if you’re using it to dunk fried chips, you’re really packing in the calories!

Lighten up your guacamole by mixing in some nonfat Greek yogurt; it gives the dip a nice tang and brings down the calorie count. Then, swap the fattening chips for crudités like celery, broccoli, and bell-pepper strips, and use those as dippers. If you’re craving the avocado, but not the guilt, try adding a small amount of diced avocado to salsa, one of my favorite slimming condiments, for a much lower calorie treat!