Here’s another yummy dip recipe submitted by talented recipe blogger Kristen, from Make the Best of Everything. This healthy avocado dip is delicious and packed with nutrients. It is a great option for people who have a dislike of vegetables, but know they are a vital part of a healthy diet. If you are looking for a creative way to help kids eat enough veggies, this pea and avocado dip is a great solution.
One of the most popular recommendations for people trying to eat enough fruits and vegetables is to mix them up in a smoothie. This allows you to blend the sweet taste of fruit with vegetables you might not like as much. The fruit masks the taste, but you still get the nutrition in the less-tasty veggies. Dips can accomplish the same goal. You blend foods you like and dislike into a single dish and enjoy the taste of a single dish. Best of all, with a dip, it feels a little indulgent and as if you are “cheating” your healthy eating plan!
Dips are also great party food. No matter how casual or formal your event, people love to nosh on crunchy dippers while socializing with friends and family. Even if you are planning a small even with just a few friends, a bowl of this avocado dip and some baked tortilla dips is a great snack.
Yields: 6-8 servings | Serving Size: 2-3 Tbsp | Calories: 80 | Total Fat: 3.9 g | Saturated Fat: 0.6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 4 mg | Carbohydrates: 9.3 g | Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g | Sugars: 2.9 g | Protein: 3.1 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2 |
- 1 1/2 cups of snow peas, shelled, steamed and cooled
- 1 avocado, peeled and seed removed
- I clove of garlic, halved
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Place all the ingredients into a food processor and mix to the consistency you prefer.
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