Clean Eating, Uncategorized

Taco Dip

Wow I was just blown away by the ending of the Super Bowl game… Wow is really I have to say about it too. Like watching on the edge of your seat kind of game!

On a brighter side we enjoyed having a great group of people over and delicious food to partake in. Spending time with family and friends is where it is at. So thankful to have met such an incredible couple thanks to Rob’s job almost 13 years ago.  With us relocating to Arizona a year and a half ago brings us back together again.  It was a day full of laughter and kiddos running around having fun.

So I decided to take on an alternative to a Taco Dip. It has been a long time since I have had a taco dip and it just sounded good to me. I was able to throw together a healthier option and thought it tasted delicious too. Even my 6 year old gobbled some up with a spoon 🙂

Party Taco Dip

  • 1 can organic refried beans ( I used Amy’s Organic Refried Beans)
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning- homemade
    • 1tbs chili powder
    • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp chopped dry onion
    • 1/4 tsp oregano
    • 1/4 tsp paprika
    • 2 tsp cumin
    • salt/pepper
  • 2 ripe avocados smashed
  • 1½ tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Himalayan salt
  • 1 c sour cream or enough just to cover a layer. (I used Green Valley Lactose Free Sour Cream)
  • 1/2 jar medium organic salsa or enough to cover a layer
  • 1½ – 2 c 4 shredded gout gouda cheese
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Pepper
  • Olives


Instructions

  1. Mix refried beans with taco seasoning.
  2. Layer refried bean mix on the bottom of a glass dish.
  3. Mash the flesh of 2 avocados,and  add lemon juice, garlic powder, chopped onion powder, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Layer guacamole on top of the refried beans.
  5. On top of guacamole, add a layer sour cream.
  6. Add layer of salsa on top of guacamole
  7. Sprinkle cheese on top of salsa, then top with toppings of choosing. Then add a little more cheese to garnish on top.


I served it up with some corn chips of course…I hope you all enjoy this as I did. Now I will wait another 365 more days to have it again!!

Clean Eating, School Lunches

School Lunch & Eggplant Dip

It is motivation Monday.  Today I hit the mat with some friends at 5:30am this morning to do some Hot Yoga. What a great way to start the morning. If you haven’t tried it before, you really should. A great way to focus on yourself, reduce stress, and tone the body.  I refueled myself with a great breakfast with my kiddos this morning before they were off to school.IMG_0125

Lunch today my daughter made for those that go to school. They enjoyed leftover hotdogs from yesterday’s dinner. Salad of romaine lettuce with some broccoli slaw (broccoli and carrots). The broccoli slaw we get a Trader Joes. It is great to mix into lettuce.  I
also like using it in my zoodles. Topped the salad with a few raisins. She cut up some strawberries and added a pickle. Healthy lunch that is simple and easy to put together.

I finally got around to making smokey eggplant dip. One of my favorite dips to make for raw veggies. My kiddos enjoy it too. When I first made it, I just told them to try it. Sometimes if they know what it is made with they won’t even want to taste it. They approved, and then I explained how I made it. Allowing your kiddos to cook with you in the kitchen is also an added bonus because they will typically eat what they make!  Yesterday we grilled up the eggplant, peeled it, and put it in the food processor.  I used a recipe from Thug Kitchen. You can find their Smokey Eggplant Dip here. The language can be profound, but it is all in good nature. The recipe is to die for though,so go check it out and give it a try! The only substitution I made was I changed out the olive oil for avocado oil since I didn’t have any on hand. Still turned out amazing. Have it on hand around the house or take it to a party.  Dip in and enjoy!