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Calories in Chips & Guacamole

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author image Brian Willett
Brian Willett began writing in 2005. He has been published in the "Buffalo News," the "Daytona Times" and "Natural Muscle Magazine." Willett also writes for Bloginity.com and Bodybuilding.com. He is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina.
Calories in Chips & Guacamole
A close-up of a bowl of guacamole. Photo Credit rez-art/iStock/Getty Images

Although tortilla chips and guacamole are based on healthy ingredients -- grain and avocado -- the combination of these finished foods is not necessarily healthy. Chips and guacamole can be a high-calorie way to start your meal, so check nutrition facts carefully.

Calories

According to the nutrition information from online food database MyFitnessPal, 1 oz. of chips contains 142 calories, while 1/2 cup of guacamole contains 127 calories, so the two contain 269 calories together. The calorie expenditure information from MayoClinic.com suggests you could burn off these 269 calories during an hour of bicycling.

Fat

Avocados, which are the base ingredient of guacamole, are rich in fat, and MyFitnessPal notes that 1/2 cup of guacamole contains 11 g of fat. Meanwhile, 1 ounce of chips provides 7 g of fat, for a total of 18 g of fat for this combination. This dish contains a total of 3 g of saturated fat, which is considered a less healthy type of fat. The American Heart Association suggests limiting saturated fat intake to 16 g daily.

Carbohydrates

The nutrition information from MyFitnessPal notes that chips and guacamole contain a total of 27 g of carbohydrates. Of these carbohydrates, 7 g come from fiber, which can help you feel full after meals.

Protein

Neither chips nor guacamole is rich in protein, and MyFitnessPal notes that 1 oz. of chips and 1/2 cup of guacamole contains just 4 g of protein total.

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