For those who make them, the time to set your resolutions for 2019 is quickly approaching. If you’re one of the many vowing to lose a few pounds, why wait until after the first of the year to start? You can get a head start on your goals quite easily.
It’s not hard at all to cut carbs and sugar from your diet while still enjoying the things you like, and making just that small change can make a big impact on your scale quite quickly. A great place to start, where even guests at your holiday parties won’t notice a difference: Dips & dressings for vegetables or salads.
Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing
- 1 medium ripe avocado
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 TBLS mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro
- 1+1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- freshly ground pepper (to taste)
- 2 TBLS olive oil
- juice from 1 medium lime (about 2 TBLS)
- 1-2 TBLS shallot finely minced
Add all ingredients to your food processor or blender and process until smooth. Using a rubber spatula, take a taste. Adjust your seasonings then scrape all contents into a container with a tightly fitting lid and store in your refrigerator. Use up within a week.
**TIP: If the dressing is too thick, pour some into a smaller bowl or cup and add a TBLS or two of milk to thin it down to a better consistency.
This is great on salads, over steamed vegetables, as a dip for fresh vegetables or tortilla chips, and even with Mexican food.
Nutrition information: Calories 80; Fat 9g; Protein 1g; Net Carbs 1g #ThisGirlLovesToEat