This guacamole stuffed mini peppers recipe makes the perfect low carb snack or appetizer. It's Keto, Paleo, Gluten Free and Vegetarian, so anyone can enjoy!
So many people choose healthy meals but struggle with healthy snacking. I totally get it, it can be hard!
I think snacks can be kind of an afterthought for people, but they are such an opportunity to sneak some extra goodness into your daily nutrition!
Guacamole stuffed mini peppers are veggie-packed, full of healthy fats, and totally delicious. Bonus – they're Paleo, GF, Keto, Dairy Free and Vegetarian. Pretty much anyone can enjoy this one, making it perfect for a party!
Guacamole Stuffed Mini Peppers
- 4 mini bell peppers
- 2 avocados
- 2 Tbsp finely diced red onion
- 1 lime
- salt to taste
- Wash peppers and cut in half, removing stem and membrane.
- Mash 2 avocados with a fork or potato masher.
- Mix together 2 Tbsp diced red onion, mashed avocado, juice of 1 lime, and salt to taste.
- Stuff guac into mini pepper halves and serve.
How can I meal prep these stuffed mini peppers?
I don't recommend fully preparing extra servings ahead of time because guacamole always tastes better fresh. That doesn't mean you can't prep ahead though!
To set yourself up for easy snacking throughout the week, wash, cut & de-stem your mini peppers ahead of time. Dice your onion and quarter your lime ahead of time as well. Then all you need to do when it's snack time is mash the avocado and stir in the onion, lime juice and salt, which will only take a few minutes!
If you do have leftover guacamole, store it with the pit of the avocado in the container – this prevents it from turning brown!
What are the nutritional benefits in this guacamole stuffed mini peppers recipe?
Guacamole stuffed mini peppers are an excellent choice nutritionally, both in terms of macronutrients and micronutrients.
One serving (1/4 of the recipe) has about 7 grams of healthy fat and only 2.6 grams of net carbs. As a result, guacamole stuffed peppers are perfect for a Keto snack or fat bomb, or for anyone looking for a low carb snack recipe.
Even if you don't care about carbs, all of the healthy fats from the avocado will keep you satisfied and nourished.
In addition to the overall nutrition profile, these ingredients each add nutritional benefits to this healthy snack recipe:
- Bell Peppers: Loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium, Folic Acid, and Fiber, bell peppers give a great nutritional boost to any recipe.
- Avocado: Packed with nutrients like potassium, folate, and healthy fats, avocados are good for your heart, your eye health, and even your mood. Moreover, they also benefit your brain, bone density, and blood sugar levels.
- Lime: In addition to being rich in Vitamin C, limes have antibacterial properties and may even help prevent asthma!
- Red Onion: Did you know that the humble onion is actually packed with antioxidants? Red and yellow onions are much richer in these powerful antioxidants than white onions, so choosing red for this recipe is a great choice!
How can I vary the recipe?
We've purposefully kept this recipe super simple – only 5 ingredients! If you want to experiment in the kitchen though, feel free to add some spices. Garlic and cumin work well here. You can also add some cilantro or even diced tomatoes to change it up.
Switching up the veggie accompaniment is of course another way to keep things interesting. While most veggies don't work as such a convenient little bowl for all of that tasty guac, carrots, raw zucchini and sugar snap peas are all delicious dipped in guacamole.
What should I serve with guacamole stuffed mini peppers?
This recipe is great as-is as a snack, but if you do want a larger snack, try adding some simple protein. A handful of nuts is always a good choice!
You can also use this guacamole stuffed mini peppers recipe as the basis of a snack-plate-style lunch. Simply serve them with some sort of protein, whether that's nuts, chickpeas, or leftover chicken, and add some fruit if you like. Snack plate lunches like this are perfect for kids as well!
Alternatively, try turning this recipe into an appetizer plate for a party! Serve the assembled peppers on a tray, or serve the guacamole with a variety of veggies for dipping.
What are some other Low Carb Snack Recipes?
Finding low carb snacks is certainly possible, but it does often take a bit of forethought. Here are some of my favorite healthy snack recipes that won't spike your blood sugar!
Baba Ganoush: Another low carb dip that would be delicious stuffed into mini bell peppers! Baba Ganoush is primarily made of eggplant – you can't get much healthier than stuffing vegetables into more vegetables!
Paleo Cherry Vanilla Granola: Unlike most granolas, this recipe is full of healthy fats and protein from all of the nuts. You can reduce the honey to lower the carbs even further, but make sure to replace with extra coconut oil.
Low Carb Fruit: The classic combo of fruit + nuts is classic for a reason! It's easy, packable, delicious, healthy, and filling. Choose from this list of the top 5 lowest carb fruits to keep your snack low carb.