Grab a bagel and mix up lunch with this Guacamole Toast: 3 Ways!
Gift-giving. I like to think that I’m a good gift giver. I put a lot of thought into the gift, and I try to come up with something really unique or at least useful. But I’ve also got a practical joker streak in me. I loved playing practical jokes as a kid. I once called my Dad at work to ask if his refrigerator was running. He responded that he didn’t have a refrigerator at work. Well, hmm. I didn’t know what to say then. But I digress…
Recently I mentioned that Robbie has progressed into eating solid foods. And that kid loves to eat! Meal-time often involves oatmeal in the hair, mashed peas in his ears and mushed peaches all over the countertop. I captured this event in an epic picture a couple of weeks back. Two of our good friends (one of whom I curl with quite a bit) got married recently. For a gift, we checked out their registry online and picked up a nice silver picture frame. I’m sure they are planning on framing one of their wedding portraits…
…but we had other ideas. We took that photo of Robbie eating dinner and printed it up in an 8×10. Then we carefully unwrapped the frame, took out the generic picture that was in there and replaced it with Robbie. Then we carefully packaged the frame back up (cardboard and all) so it looked like it had never been opened. I just wish we were there to see the look on their faces when they opened that frame up!
This reminds me of a similar story when my wife and I celebrated our first Christmas together. We were both in grad school at the time, and we had just recently moved into our first house. Our budgets were tight, and we decided to keep Christmas gifts pretty low key that year. To understand this story, you also have to know that I love mini candy bars. I always had a stash of mini candy bars in our pantry. Laura kept telling me to stop buying them because she just wanted to eat them all the time. Fast forward to Christmas gift time.
I got Laura a pair of diamond earrings that year. (Yes, I ignored our rule about low key gifts…oops.) But I didn’t just wrap the earrings up in a gift. I got a bag of mini candy bars and carefully cut open one end. I slipped the earrings into the bag (after removing a couple candy bars, of course) and then sealed it back up with hot glue. Yes, hot glue. You couldn’t tell that I had messed with that bag!
Then I wrapped the bag up and gave it to her for Christmas. She was so annoyed at me…until I told her to open the bag. But I managed to sneak a bag of candy bars into the house without getting in trouble! Although now she looks in every bag of candy wondering if there’s more jewelry to be found…Geez, these stories could keep on going, too!
So yeah, I like to mix things up a bit. Speaking of mixing things up, I recently came across Sabra’s new Veggie Fusions Guacamole. Holy cow are these delicious! And super ingenious, too. Sabra took a classic guacamole, but then they added in veggies to lighten it up a bit. The result is a fusion guacamole with 30% less fat than regular guac. And the Veggie Fusions are loaded with real, crisp veggies…7 different varieties per flavor. This is the first product of its kind to hit the stores, and it’s a real game-changer. These are seriously delicious! Or in Laura’s words: “Woah!”
I used the South-Western variety of Sabra’s Veggie Fusions Guacamole to create a fun take on guacamole toast. Instead of toast, I thinly sliced a bagel and toasted it up until crispy. Then I added a layer of Veggie Fusions and topped the bagels with some simple, but fun toppings. Like a fried egg. Or tomatoes and fresh basil. Or crumbled bacon and creamy goat cheese. We enjoyed these so much that we ate them for dinner one night. Then we turned around and served guacamole toast as appetizers the next night when we had friends over for dinner. Delicious!
Sabra’s new Veggie Fusions Guacamole are available in three flavors:
- South-Western: Avocado blended with onion, corn, black beans, tomato, bell pepper, and chili pepper.
- Garden Vegetable: Avocado blended with onion, carrot, bell pepper, squash, and jalapeno.
- Mango Lime: Avocado blended with mango, carrot, onion, jalapeno, bell pepper, and chili pepper.
Grab a coupon for these Veggie Fusions Guacamole and pick up a pack (or two) next time you go to the store. (Hint: They’re located in the deli section.)
What toppings would you add to Guacamole Toast?
This Guacamole Toast: 3 Ways post was sponsored by Sabra, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own.
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