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Cottage Cheese Cilantro Dip

I am always looking for easy recipes. While I try to eat healthy, it’s hard to give up a good dip. Most of the food I eat are sorta bland since having to eat low sodium meals. Thats when a good dip comes in handy. I have never been one to add a lot of salt to my foods but most foods are loaded with salt. I had to give up soup and Chinese food above all. I have done good but I miss it. I love Chinese food and opt to making my own egg rolls now.

Speaking of healthy, If you like cilantro, I made a delicious creamy dip that can be used on almost anything. I have been seeing a lot of videos and hype about “whipped cottage cheese”. I am not a cottage cheese fan but something magical happens when you whip it up until it’s smooth and creamy. 

“Easy Peasy”

Cottage Cheese Cilantro Dip

16 oz cottage cheese.
1 bundle of Cilantro (make sure to wash it)
Juice from 1/2 Lime.
Drizzle of Olive oil.
1 teaspoon Garlic (I used garlic powder).
Salt and Pepper.

Place all in food processor on high. Mix until creamy.

You can use this dip on anything. It is great with chicken, tacos, wraps, sandwiches, salads and more. I had it on my pizza tonight. Ok, so maybe the pizza was not a healthy option but the dip itself is healthy as it is not full of fatty ingredients. It’s fresh tasting and will have your taste buds dancing. 

Give it a try.

Air Fried Kiwi Chips

I’m typing this post as I ride shotgun toward the coast. I worked a few hours then my chariot arrived and swept me away for a long weekend getaway. 

I wanted to share with you something new I tried. Do you like Kiwi fruit? I’m not a big fan but I tried this little trick and it was actually pretty good. 


I started out with a couple clean scrubbed Kiwis. 
They feel like suede and I don’t like the fuzzy texture. So I scrubbed them really good. 
It did not help the texture but it eased my mind a little. 

Then I sliced the Kiwi thin and placed them in a single layer in the air fryer at 320 degrees for 8 minutes. 
No need to add any other flavors, oils or spices to them as they will have a bold taste alone. 
Note: I left the skin on (optional).

They turned out nice and crispy. Surprisingly the Kiwi skin was not tough nor did it feel fuzzy Ha. The cooked Kiwi had a unique taste. It’s hard to explain. I guess you can say it tasted somewhat like a baked apple but was very tart. 

Will I make them again? Probably. Because it is a healthy cheap snack and the sour bite curbs my appetite. 

Here are some health benefits in these little prickly fruits.
-Vitamin A which is good for the eyes.
-Regulates the digestive system and helps block E Coli bacteria.
-Vitamin E and Antioxidants that improves skin.
-Controls Diabetes.
-Rich in Potassium and polyphenols that improve heart health.
-Boost Immune system.
-Improves Iron absorption.

Do you like Kiwi? 
What is one of your favorite fruits? I am more of a melon eater than a fruit eater but I love pineapple. 

Kale, Apple and Carrot Slaw

There is just something about Apples in Autumn. I know most people like Pumpkin Spice, but not me. It’s fun to look at all the pumpkin spice flavored foods that come out during the Fall season but I’m not temped to buy any of it. 

I’m going to share with you a recipe that is not only good but it’s healthy and a great way to eat your greens and carrots. It is a struggle for me to eat veggies but if there is a veggie dish already made in the fridge, I will dip out a bowl of it with my meals. This recipe is a good one to make ahead and will stay fresh and crispy for a few days. It also includes Apples that give it just enough sweetness and crunch. 

Kale, Apple and Carrot Slaw.
1 head- chopped Kale.
1 apple- cored and small diced.
Handful- shredded carrots
Handful- raisins
Handful- chopped pecans (optional)

2 Tablespoons- plain Greek Yogurt
2 Tablespoons- mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon- brown sugar
1 Tablespoon- apple cider vinegar

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix the dressing ingredients.
Pour in the dressing and toss.
Cover and chill until meal time or over night.

Kale is healthy greens full of vitamins A,K,B6,E and C and antioxidants. It also contains calcium, copper and potassium. Together, these vitamins can help your skin look younger. It brightens your skin appearance and dark spots. Boy, I need a lot of this stuff but sadly it can also cause bloating and gas. Also, if your on blood thinners, don’t eat Kale without talking to your doctor because Vitamin K can interfere with that medicine. 

Now for the big question….
Are you more of an apple person or pumpkin spice person when it comes to those Fall favorites. 

Original recipe can be found HERE.