This week has flown by! I can’t believe Monday is October 1st already! I have a whole host of seasonal recipes planned for October….some of what’s to come includes:
Lemon Caper Spaghetti Squash
Healthy Caramel Apples
Maple Caramel Corn
Mint Chocolate Crisp Candies
5-Ingredient Pumpkin Fudge (coming Monday!!!)
Today’s recipe, however, is one that has literally been in my family for years! I often eat it for lunch, and with the protein from the cottage cheese and the healthy fat from the avocado, it packs a serious nutritional punch, while keeping me full for hours!
My husband loves this dip, and given how easy it is, it’s the perfect lunch to prepare while at the station! I have fond memories of my mom making this dip, and her and I eating it and chatting. I always enjoyed her way of making it, but I have added a few ingredients to put my own spin on it.
HIGH PROTEIN AVOCADO DIP
1 ripe avocado, mashed to a puree
1 c. cottage cheese (I use low-fat)
1 large Roma tomato, chopped
1/4-1/2 t. red pepper flakes, depending on how spicy you like it!
1 lime, juiced (about 1-2 T.)
3 T. cilantro, chopped
Mix all. Serve with tortilla chips or veggies!
The cilantro in this can be subbed out for parsley, and the lime can be replaced with lemon, if desired. I know cilantro is a polarizing ingredient, but let me tell you, it has some fantastic nutritional benefits. In particular, if you’ve ever been diagnosed with having ‘heavy metal toxicity’, cilantro is a fabulous, all-natural chelator .
It is a very filling and healthy meal, which is great when you’re a fireman, because those boys never know if they’ll get a call and not be able to eat for hours.
Fun question Friday!
What is your dream career?
I would love to be a food critic!
Stop by Monday for 5-INGREDIENTS PUMPKIN FUDGE!!!!!