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Harvest Cheddar Guacamole Appetizer #UniqueInEveryWave

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When I was a kid, glorious summer seemed to stretch on forever. Somehow that fact seems to stick out in my mind.  Fast forward to today: it feels like summer began a couple of weeks ago and we’re already at the tail end of the season. How did this happen?!

easy appetizer idea kids will love

We’ve gotten to spend more time with our extended family during these past couple of months. In fact, my dad and stepmom are here right now. We love having them here. Sam has been able to spend quality time with them. Since they live so far away, we don’t get to enjoy the rhythm of everyday life together and Sam doesn’t see them as much as he sees his other grandparents. Thank goodness for Skype!

Although I’m certainly seeing Dad and my stepmom more than usual, I still haven’t been with them as much as Sam has. Since I have this amazing opportunity to work from home now…I’m working! I feel like I am cramming work in wherever I get a chance. It’s been different having so many people in “my workspace” and I’m not really doing anything well; I feel like I’m not producing to my personal standards and I’m not getting to be with my family as much as we would all like. I decided I just needed to give myself permission to relax, enjoy my family, and enjoy summer. My parents will be going home before I know it and I will regret not taking the time to fully enjoy them being here.

Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips

I decided the best anecdote to my busy mind was in my own backyard. We love sitting out there! I made a simple appetizer and we all moved out back (away from the computer!) for fun food and conversation. It was a good decision. It was a great snack!
Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips Recipe
I used SunChips Harvest Cheddar whole grain snacks. They have a terrific flavor and a great crunch all on their own, but with that square shape and wavy texture, they are super for holding amazing toppings.  They have 21 grams of whole grains in a 1 oz. serving and they have 39 percent less fat than potato chips. Regular potato chips contain 10 g of total fat per 1 oz. serving and SunChips snacks contain 7 g of total fat per 1 oz. serving. There are no artificial preservatives or flavors in SunChips snacks either.

Ready to try my SunChips and guacamole? Guacamole and SunChips snack? This is what I did—of course you’ll adjust the amounts, based  on how many chips you’re using.

ingredients and recipe for guacGuac on Sun Chips
Sun Chips RecipeEasy Appetizer Recipe

SunChips snacks current flavors include Harvest Cheddar, Garden Salsa, Original, French Onion and Sweet & Spicy BBQ so there’s a lot of flavor variety even if you just crunch on them without adding extra toppings. But I highly recommend trying these snacks with the guacamole. And sitting in the backyard with your family…feeling like summer could go on forever.

Sun ChipsRecipe for Sun Chips Appetizer



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  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro


Mix well. Top each SunChips snack with the guacamole, then

  1. Add a dollop of sour cream and a bit of cheddar cheese.


  • Calories: 328
  • Sugar: 2
  • Sodium: 17
  • Fat: 30
  • Saturated Fat: 4
  • Unsaturated Fat: 23
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 19
  • Protein: 4
  • Cholesterol: 0

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.