Do you know how sometimes on a lazy Sunday you simply want to relax with your favorite beverage in front of the TV or, even better, the fireplace and do nothing?
I experienced it over the weekend.
I’m a strong proponent of healthy snacking, and I’m strict with my husband John, who about ten years ago became overweight but lately made the decision to start over with his life and diet.
On the other hand, I constantly make scrumptious snacks for my guys and take care of them. As a result, I’m using creativity, like any astute parent and wife, to find a balance.
I’m combining the two opposites.
Nutritious dips, healthy snacks, and healthy desserts.
Delicious and healthy, delicious and excellent for you.
That’s how we should all behave, especially as we become older.
The Whitney family’s life without mayo!
One of the biggest nutrition problems in our household was to ‘rehabilitate’ John and the kids to stop eating so much mayonnaise every single day.
They love it so much, that they are capable of eating it with basically EVERYTHING.
We all know how unhealthy mayo is, but we silently decide to keep it a public secret.
So, long story short here’s what I made to replace mayonnaise:
After a week or two of slow introduction, and giving my three boys a small taste of this spread with crackers, tortilla chips, toast sticks, and different combinations with ham or minced meat delights, I jumped out of joy when Mike (my younger son) said:
“Mom, this is better than mayonnaise!”
When you finally succeed in turning your boys from unhealthy mayo to a healthy avocado spread, you know you’ve done a great job.
In time, we stopped buying mayo entirely, and I always have stocks of this beautiful spread in my fridge. How amazing is that!
If you have a similar situation in your family and would love to make your family members eat less mayonnaise, I suggest you try this fabulous spread.
It’s so easy to prepare, from very basic ingredients.
Here’s what you need for Versatile Avocado Spread
- 2 avocados, cleaned and opened (the core is removed)
- ВЅ cup sour cream
- garlic powder – one small teaspoon
- Juice of 1⁄2 lime
- Salt – per taste
- Clean the avocados, slice them in half, remove the core, and cut them into small pieces.
- Place the avocado, sour cream, garlic powder, and lime juice in a blender.
- Process until completely smooth.
- Season with salt.
- Garnish with lime zest and pepper (optional).
- Serve immediately.
NOTICE: Sauce can be preserved in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.
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The beauty of this marvelous condiment lies in its versatility; it can be used in almost anything.
Sometimes, I use it in sandwiches, or as a dip for quesadillas, tortillas, or just plain chips dip. My boys got hooked on it, and my hubby dropped a pound or two in the last couple of days.
Mission accomplished! 🙂
What do you think about this concept? What would you use it for?
Let me know in the comments!