Avocado Salad

I used my last California avocado this morning. Made a delicious lunch salad. Yummy. I will have to buy more soon!

Salad Ingredients:

1/4 cup red cabbage (depending on how much cabbage you like)
less than a tablespoon of sweet onion (use more or less depending on how sweet/sharp the onion is)
1/2 European cucumber (chopped)
1 Avocado
4 small tomatoes (chopped)
1/4 lime juiced
salt, pepper, and I used dried cilantro, but fresh herbs would be much better

Approximately 320 calories (give or take)

I took photos, but I am so sorry it looks so unappetizing. I didn’t have time to clean up the bowl!

Avocado salad with cukes, onion, tomatoes, cabbage and lime

ETA: I think it would have tasted much better if it was made then eaten immediately. By the time I ate lunch, it was a little soggy. Live and learn!

My First Homemade Avocado Guacamole!

So, I finally got around to using one of the avocados I bought from Whole Foods last week. They were definitely ripe, so I put them all in the fridge for safe keeping.

This morning I decided it was time to use one for lunch.

avocado ready to be made into guacamole

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Chipotle Mexican Grill for Dinner

Oh yummy, I have been dying to try the Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant ever since I saw them on the Food Inc DVD. Fresh, delicious “food with integrity” – it all sounded very exciting.

DH went to a Chipotle for lunch with his boss, and brought home a menu. He raved about the food, and he isn’t even a big Mexican fan. So tonight, we decided we were in the area, so we visited the Chipotle in Nashua, NH

It was very fast, fresh, and delicious. It’s a great feeling to know you are eating a healthy dinner. I ordered the Burrito in a Bowl, with chicken, black beans, lime rice, loaded it with tomato salsa, corn salsa (spicy yum), and romaine lettuce.

I also ordered a side order of guacamole. I have never had guacamole before, and have been dying to try it. Well, actually, I think I had it years ago at Chili’s and didn’t like it. I also tried a tiny little bit at Whole Foods yesterday. It was out as a sample with some chips, but I couldn’t get a good taste of it. Anyway, I figured this would be a great opportunity to try it, since it seemed like it was fresh and well made. So, I ate my first real portion of guacamole, and I LOVED IT! oh it was so tasty! I am definitely going to make some of this myself for sure!

Oh and I still have a good portion of my dinner leftover for lunch tomorrow! Yum!

Overall, thumbs up for Chipotle Mexican Grill, except that the tables were dirty. I don’t think anyone was cleaning them. But despite that, we will definitely return, but not sure we’ll visit to the Nashua NH location.

One last pet peeve is that their mobile web site is pretty skimpy, compared to their fancy smancy Flash-based web site that cannot be accessed with an iPhone. I would like to have access to the Nutritional Data pdf, so I can see my calorie intake before I order.