Since March 23rd is National Chip & Dip day, I wanted to share one of my favorite and
Chips are great, but many are made with vegetable oils like corn or canola. These oils are not great for high heat use as they oxidize when heated. These oxidized oils are highly inflammatory and can create free radical damage in your body. Additionally, they are heavily processed “food”. Better options for frying chips
First up are plantain chips! Plantains are a banana like fruit, but they tend to be starchier and need to be cooked to be eaten. I love them fried up along side my eggs & bacon, or fried and added to a pork taco. But I also love using them as a replacement for tortilla chips in taco salads and dipping them in salsa and guac. These Alcapulco Lime ones are a current fav of mine!
If you are avoiding corn/grains, my favorite
I love potato chips and a good sour cream & onion dip. So good! Here are a
Of course, veggies always make a delicious dipping food! Carrots, peppers, cucumber, celery, cherry tomatoes, jicama, green beans, snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower, etc! I love keeping a container of cut up veggies in my fridge along with some of my ranch dip. It is a great snack and a perfect way to get more veggies in.
So now to the ranch dip. What I love most about this recipe is how super easy it is to whip up! You prep the dry ingredients ahead of time and keep them in a jar in your pantry. Then when you need dip, you mix it into some sour cream or mayo…done! You can also water it down more with milk to use as a salad dressing.
Ranch Dip Mix
- 3 T dried parsley
- 1.5 tsp garlic powder
- 5 T minced, dried onions
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup full fat sour cream (or a 1/2 & 1/2 mix with sour cream and mayo or plain greek yogurt)
- milk to thin down as desired
- Mix the parsley, garlic powder, dried onions, and sea salt together and place in a sealed container to store until needed.
To Make Dip:
- Mix 1 Tablespoon of the dip mix into 1 cup of sour cream. You can also do some mayo, some sour cream (or plain greek yogurt). This will give the dip a slightly different flavor. Experiment and see what you like best!
What are your favorite things to dip? Do you like ranch dip? or do you have another favorite? Is there a dip recipe that you love but needs a healthy makeover? If so, comment below, or shoot me a message and I’ll see if I can help!