This was an idea that came to me midway through summer. I was sitting by a pool on vacation and wishing I had guacamole, but feeling wayyy too lazy to make it. And it hit me – I should make little handheld guacamole avocados.
So here they are in all of their simple, delicious beauty. Serve them by the pool, or as appetizers for a party. It’s like next-level guac.
Basically all you have to do is grill an avocado (using a grill or grill pan). This will soften the avocado so that it will easily scoop onto your chip. Plus it adds some really great depth of flavor.
From there you’re just gonna layer on your other ingredients.
Cilantro. Garlic flakes. Red onion. Maldon salt. Pepper. Lime juice.
Wham, bam. You’re done. And you have a really delicious personal-sized snack. Does it get any better? xo.
- 1 hass avocado, slightly firm
- 1 tbsp red onion, diced
- 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 tsp garlic flakes
- 1/2 tsp flaky sea salt
- pepper, to taste
- 1/2 lime, juiced
Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Cut avocado in half, remove pit, and place the avocado cut side down directly onto the grill.
Grill for about 5 minutes, or until there are nice char marks on your avocado.
Remove avocado from the grill and top each half with red onion, cilantro, garlic flakes, sea salt, and pepper. Squeeze lime juice over each half.
Enjoy with chips. EAT UP.
The negative effects of social media has been on my mind a lot recently. It’s not even the comparison bit that worries me. It’s more so the mindless, impulsivity of it. Let’s face it. We’re addicted.
And it’s probably changing our brains.
I find myself going into my phone for a purpose and ending up endlessly watching or scrolling things. I find myself forgetting things. I find that I’m more disconnected from my real life.
I’m 25, my brain has just fully formed, so I’m only set up to lose brain cells from here. I’m not building anymore. This is my brain forever. I’m guessing some/most of you are my age or older. And maybe this doesn’t effect you as much because social media isn’t apart of your job, but I’d venture to say it still effects you.
Let’s save our brains together.
I’m starting a #healthyscreenlife campaign. We talk about physical health, we talk about mental health, we talk about emotional health. It’s time we start talking about our screen health. Is the way you’re using social media healthy? For your brain. For your heart. For you life.
Here are the rules I’m setting for myself to help break the unhealthy habits…
- Charge phone in a different room at night. (GET AN ALARM CLOCK.)
- NO phone for 1 hour before bed and after waking up.
- If you open a social media app, IT MUST BE FOR A REASON. (This is mostly for people who’s jobs include social media.)
- Limit social media/phone use to 1 hour a day.
- Start a conversation with a human stranger. It can be short.
- Find new hobbies – reading, crafts, puzzles, etc.
- Make something with your hands! (I think I’m going to take a pottery class.)
This is all I have for now. What are your phone rules? Do you feel like your screen life is healthy?
Because we can talk about healthy fats and handheld guacamole as much as you want, but if we’re simultaneously melting our brains with endless scrolling – are we really that healthy after all?