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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
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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 balance your meal carefully.

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Calories

According to the free calorie-tracking app MyPlate from LIVESTRONG, one 8-ounce serving of chips and guac from Chipotle can contain 800 calories whereas a small order (2.6 ounces) of them from Taco Bell is 230 calories.

Macronutrients

Avocados, which are the base ingredient of guacamole, are rich in fat, and MyPlate notes that two-ounce serving of guacamole contains 7 grams of fat. Meanwhile, 1 ounce of chips provides 6 grams of fat, for a total of nearly 1 gram of saturated fat. The American Heart Association suggests limiting saturated fat intake to 16 grams daily.

The nutrition information from MyPlate notes that the eight-ounce serving of chips and guacamole from Chipotle contain a total of 81 grams of carbohydrates while a similar amount of Taco Bell's contains 92 grams. Neither chips nor guacamole are a good source of protein.

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