Wednesday, March 4, 2015

#WCW What's Cookin' Wednesday; Going GREEN for St. Patty's Day with Avocado Dip

This week's #WCW What's Cookin' Wednesday recipe from our OWN Wellness Coach, Delia, is a super fast, yummy snack option... just in time for channeling your Irish spirit! 

I am always trying to find more ways to get the kids to eat more veggies! I like to keep carrot sticks, raw broccoli, cauliflower, celery, jicama(if you’ve never tried it, do!), and bell peppers sliced up, washed, and in containers in the fridge so that we can grab a healthy snack.

Now, even I occasionally like to have something to dip those veggies in, but dredging them in ranch dressing kinda defeats the purpose of the healthy snack! Here’s a healthier alternative:
AVOCADO DIP (aka “Shamrock Dip”...hey! I have a 5 yr old and it’s close to St. Pat’s Day)

2 ripe avocados
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
½ tsp pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper(or leave out if you want a milder dip)
1 cup of mild green salsa 

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. This is great for veggies or turkey roll-ups or even spooned over some mixed greens for a salad!


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