I know the Super Bowl is coming up and people are already planning their parties. And, as we all know, while the game is the reason we get together with friends and family, the REAL reason we love the party is for the food. Am I right!?
I’m highlighting a couple of healthy, but delicious game-day recipes this week. Why not totally enjoy the food, but without ALL the extra calories and bad fats?
This, my friends is definitely a favorite dip of mine! I love just about anything that has avocado in the name, and this is NO exception. It’s kind of like guacamole, but with a little extra creaminess factor. The addition of garlic, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice and cumin bring the flavor of the dip to a whole new level too. We’re talking creamy, bursting with flavor, and healthy! Yeah!
I typically serve this with Baked Tortilla Chips, but you can serve it with whatever you love (multi-grain chips, pita chips, cut-up veggies, etc.). And, let’s just say that if (and that’s a huge IF) you were to have any leftover, you could use it on sandwiches or as a snack at home.
Here’s to planning a healthier game day!
Creamy Avocado Dip
Recipe Source: Two Peas and Their Pod
1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
2 ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Place the yogurt, avocados, garlic, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, and cumin in a blender or food processor. Mix until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Scrape dip into a serving bowl and serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, or cut up veggies.
Makes approximately 1 3/4 Cup Dip (depending on the size of your avocados).
Nutritional Information (Per Serving = 1/4 Cup)
Fat: 7.6g (1.1g = Sat.)