Screengrab via TheFitFood/Twitter

Avocado macaroni and cheese is the latest crime against humanity

Twitter wants nothing to do with this low-cal recipe.

Aug 20, 2017, 4:15 pm*

Internet Culture

Chris Tognotti 

Chris Tognotti

The world of social media can be an unforgiving place, especially when it comes to food. And as it turns out, a whole lot of people aren’t into the idea of low-calorie mac and cheese. Much less when the cheese is partially substituted for―brace yourself―avocado.

The recipe, from PopSugar Food’s Nicole Iizuka, was demonstrated in a video re-posted by the Twitter account @TheFitFood on Friday. Suffice to say it’s provoked some rather strong feelings.

https://twitter.com/TheFitFood/status/898597969892491265

The recipe calls for coconut oil, almond flour, avocado, lime, garlic, goat cheese, chili flakes, basil, skim milk, salt, and, of course, macaroni. Many people on Twitter are reacting to the recipe, and the accompanying video, as a sort of culinary war crime.

https://twitter.com/pixie_casey/status/899282224910086148

https://twitter.com/hexpix/status/899347289470382081

https://twitter.com/halfrolatina/status/899333709492621313

https://twitter.com/Harrisonguyen/status/899305144931635200

https://twitter.com/MorganJerkins/status/899108597656899584

https://twitter.com/TaulantSulko/status/899280507854344192

It’s also worth noting that any dish that calls for two whole avocados isn’t exactly as lean as it could be (also, who heats up what is essentially guac?). A single, medium-sized avocado contains about 230 calories, and as fruits go, they’re extremely high in fats. Of course, that seems to be less the problem people are having with the recipe than the blasphemous nature of the ingredients involved. This is like the “peas in guacamole” scandal all over again.

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*First Published: Aug 20, 2017, 4:14 pm