There are so many ways I could title this piece. Wholly Awesome! Wholly Healthy! Wholly Delicious! Wholly Cow!
When I received a cooler on my doorstep filled with Wholly Guacamole of every conceivable variety and Wholly salsas, I must admit I was in seventh heaven. Seeing those colorful packages gleaming at me was a truly beautiful sight, treasures waiting to be opened and explored. If you think I'm going overboard over Wholly Guacamole, well, you would have to understand that I don't just like guacamole, I am crazy about it. And, it's hard to find guacamole that is as good as homemade. But, I have to say that Wholly has managed to do that. And to introduce me to new and delightful flavors that have my tastes buds doing the mambo. They even included a stress avocado which I squeeze when I'm searching for just the right word or waiting in line at the bank.
Super generous and my family also thanks you Wholly Guacamole! There was lots to share!
There was really a smorgasbord to fit every taste inside:
Wholly Guacamole Classic - fits every occasion
Wholly Guacamole Classic 100 calorie packs - a perfect size for a snack
Wholly Guacamole Spicy - this one has a kick!
Wholly Guacamole Spicy Snack Packs
Wholly Guacamole Organic
Wholly Guacamole Guaca Salsa - very tasty - with tomatillo and salsa verde
Wholly Guacamole Pico de Gallo Style - a little more chunky - with tomatoes onions cilantro jalapeno puree
Wholly Guacamole Double Dip - Classic with a delicious layer of Spicy Pico de Gallo on top
This one is my favorite. I'm in love!
February is heart-healthy month and I am very conscious about this. My dad and my mom have both had heart issues, so it's something I watch carefully.
Wholly uses only Hass avocados, and according to the Hass Avocado Commission, 1 oz of Hass avocados contains 3.5 grams of mono-and polyunsaturated fat and a 1/2 gram of saturated fat. Unsaturated fats increase HDL or "good" cholesterol, which, according to The American Heart Association may help protect the heart. Saturated fats increase LDL, or "bad" fats, which build up in the artery walls that feed blood to the heart and brain.
Haas avocados contain 20 vitamins and minerals, including vitamins B, E and K. Avocados actually have 60% more potassium than bananas, are high in fiber when compared to other fruits and are naturally sodium, gluten and cholesterol free.
I've been trying to make healthier choices and I'm noticing a difference in how I feel in my overall energy and well-being. It's great when those healthy choices are also delicious.
I try to keep avocados around, but often they aren't ripe enough when I want to use them or, if I don't use them in time, they turn mushy and I end up using them for moisturizing my skin (which isn't a total waste because I find them very hydrating). On the other hand, you can have Wholly Guacamole virtually anytime and it's perfect. Wholly Guacamole uses HPP packaging technology, not heat or chemicals, so that you have all the benefits and taste of homemade guac without additives or preservatives.
HPP is a process of preserving foods through the use of high-pressure water rather than with heat or chemicals and is used in the preservation of some meats and vegetables. With guacamole, the end product is a completely 100% all-natural, fresh tasting product that can be refrigerated for weeks and frozen for months.
Wholly Guacamole Classic is 90% avocado and 10% garlic, onion, jalapeño puree and salt to taste. It's all-natural, always kept cold and never frozen. This is why you find it in the produce aisle next to the fresh fruit and veggies with the "cool kids".
Fresherized Foods, the home of Wholly Guacamole, Wholly Salsa and Wholly Queso has a promotion going on right now called "Check Your Choice" which is all about making small changes to make a big difference. For example, exchange Wholly Guacamole's good fats for the bad fats found in mayo or ranch dressing.
Dip your carrots and celery into Wholly Guacamole instead. 100 Calorie packs can be frozen and put in a lunch box. They thaw by lunch and make a great sandwich spread or snack with veggies or whole grain crackers.
I've found so many more amazing choices this week since I got to experiment. Wholly Guacamole is incredible on a burger, on a turkey sandwich or in chicken or egg salad! Speaking of eggs, I put it in my omelettes with onions and tomato. It's so good. It's also great with deviled eggs. For dinner, it spices up grilled chicken or salmon and is amazing in fish tacos. My friend in CA says she uses it in Sopa de Aguacate, Mexican Avocado Soup.
You're really only limited by your imagination. And, it's absolutely amazing right out of the package, especially one of the snack packs. They give me a burst of energy and are great in-between meals or, for a night owl like me, as a late-night healthy treat.
The Wholly Salsa is delicious as well - low in fat, high in flavor and full of vitamins and antioxidants. You can find it in Mild, Medium or HOT to fit your tastebuds. It's perfect for a side with chicken or fish, for recipes, for dips and with chips straight out of the package. It's also available in 3.6 oz Snack Packs. I love the Mild and Medium, very natural tasting and delicious, but if you really like it spicy, go for the heat!
You can find a lot of delicious ideas and recipes on eatwholly.com.
You can also enter their weekly Check-n-Win Challenge on Facebook for your chance at $1000s in prizes and explore more fun and healthy choices.
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For fun, games and more info, also check out Eat Wholly's Get Off The Ranch.
Because they are so amazingly cool and generous, Wholly Products is offering one of my readers a cooler like mine filled with Guac and salsa goodness.
a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: I was provided samples by the sponsor for review but the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.