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High Protein Avocado Dip

Posted Sep 28 2012 8:00am

High Protein Avocado Dip

Firefighter Friday , Sides/Snacks September 28, 2012

Hello everyone, and happy Firefighter Friday!

 

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!

dash salt

1 lime, juiced (about 1-2 T.)

3 T. cilantro, chopped

Mix all. Serve with tortilla chips or veggies!

Easy peasy!

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!!!!!

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