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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Healthy Snack: Sticks and Dip


When you're trying to think of a healthy snack, I'm sure carrot and celery sticks are one of the first things that pops into mind. While those are good choices, you don't have to stop there. Make it a little more interesting than that.

Branch out a little. Any raw veggie is a good snack -- well, most are. I don't know if you want to eat raw potatoes.

I put together a variety of sticks: cucumber, red pepper, yellow pepper, and of course, the beloved carrot. I also whipped up a quick and easy vegan avocado dip to go along with it -- because let's be honest, eating veggies alone can be a somewhat ... "blah."

If you're looking for healthy options to have between meals, give this a try.

Check it out.

Ingredients:
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 carrot
1 cucumber

Dip:
1 ripe avocado
1 tablespoon plain coconut milk yogurt
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 lemon, juiced

Cut the peppers, carrot and cucumber into sticks in the size of your liking. For the dip, scoop out the avocado and add to a food processor. Add the yogurt, dill, salt and lemon juice. Pulse until it forms a smooth consistency.

Enjoy!

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