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Avocado macaroni and cheese is the latest crime against humanity

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


Chris Tognotti

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 20, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 7:59 pm CDT

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.

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.

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 CDT