Avocado Dressing/Dip

I hate to admit it but its been quite a while since I've eaten a salad. I just get tired of them and I can never find a salad dressing I like. Ranch is at the top of my list on dressings but its so fattening. I just gave up on trying to find a good dressing....Until....I made my own. Its low in calories and full of healthy benefits of Avocado and Yogurt.

Not only will this make a tasty dressing for salads, It also makes an awesome dip for other things such as crackers, potato chips, pretzel and more. This stuff taste almost just like Ranch.

Now, get your blender out.
Here is how its simply made.

Avocado Dressing/Dip

1 Large Avocado
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves fresh garlic
1/4 cup milk (leave the milk out if you want it thick for dip)
1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt
3/4 teaspoon salt

Mix it all together in a blender

Here is a little fun fact about Avocados : The avocado is colloquially known as the Alligator Pear, reflecting its shape and the leather-like appearance of its skin

Some of the benefits of Avocado are:
Healthy Heart
Lower cholesterol
Promotes eye health
Prevents birth defects
Cures bad breath
Reduce stroke risk
protects against cancer
Skin care
Weight management
and more.......check it all out HERE for how and whys.

Maybe ill eat more salads next week using my newly found dressing.

Ive shared this at :
inspire-me-monday at create-with-joy  
marvelous-mondays-link-party at thisgalcooks

Creamy Jalapeno Bites

While I was out shopping the other day, I found a new food. I'll admit, if it has the word "new" on the package, then I'm sold. I'm a sucker for "new things". My latest new find is this Philadelphia cream cheese with Jalapenos.

I love both cream cheese and jalapenos so I grabbed a small tub of this combination and just knew I could come up with some kind of snack with it.

I had an idea in my mind so I had to try it. I named them "Creamy Jalapeno Bites" because that's exactly what they are.

Take a can of crescent rolls and rolled them out onto a baking sheet. I cut each triangle in half and pressed them out so they would be thin and wide enough. The pieces were not any certain size or shape, I just wanted them big enough to pinch around a spoon of cream cheese spread.

Bake them according to directions on the crescent container, sprinkle with bacon and ..................

Wah lah. You have a delicious side item or finger snack. Perfect for super bowl parties, tailgates or showers. These little bites of hot and cheesy goo will sure be a crowd pleaser. They just got a big thumbs up in my house!

I shared this at:
whatd-you-do-this-weekend at tumbleweedcontessa  
full-plate-thursday at mizhelenscountrycottag  
create-link-inspire at thecraftyblogstalker
kitchen-fun-crafty-friday-link-party at kitchenfunwithmy3sons