(Fresh) Homemade Guacamole 

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Hello lovely people! I have had a pretty good week so far. Been working on lots of projects today which has been fun. 

  

Today I wanted to share with you one of my go to “snack” recipes that is very simple to make and so delicious! Plus the fact that it can be as fresh as you want it to be or not. Just whatever is easiest or works best for you. 

  
Ingredients 

2-3 ripe avacodos, pitted and mashed

1 can of rotelle with green chilli peppers or your own mixture of diced tomatoes and fresher chilli peppers

Salt and pepper to taste

Half of a lime

A handful of fresh cilantro leaves and sprigs, chopped

2-4 tsp of minced garlic 

1/2-1 red onion, chopped

  
Directions

Take all ingredients and mix each one together with the avacodos as your base. Though I always put the cilantro, lime and salt and pepper in at the end. So I have plenty of times to taste it to make sure it tastes right. This is really a no brainer recipe and if I left something out that you like in it, go for it, add it in there. Some people like putting cheese in it to for some added protein. 

I love eating it on romaine lettuce leaves with grilled chicken for a nice breadless lunch. 

  
Or for a snack in a bowl for dipping carrots, celery, cucumbers and peppers in or your favorite healthy blue corn chips.

 
Its also great on low carb tortilla shells with grilled fajitas, sautéed onions and goat cheese! Yum! 

Enjoy! 

Katie 

P.S. How do you eat Guacamole? Is there a certain ingredient that you prefer in yours? I would love to hear what it is! 😊

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Not Your Typical Chip…

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I mean who doesn’t like a good potato chip? I am a big tater chip fan but it has to be a good one, and I mean a REALLY good one.  I love Apple Chips and have had a few from various health food stores but these are TOPS on my list for a healthy yet easy snack to make.  You don’t even have to have a fancy dehydrator so it won’t break the bank to make. As long as you have a working oven, then you are set to go!

Preheat your oven to 225 Degrees Fahrenheit (Yep, I had to look that word up on google.. heehee!)

Ok you will find my ingredients a bit off… I am not one to follow ingredient measurements.. they are just a guideline to me, nothing more than a guide on a map… but I can cross a few lines or barriers to get to the finish when it comes to cooking.

Ok… but you WILL need, to make this work, is either a really steady hand and sharp knife or a mandolin.  No, not the instrument. But the kitchen tool.

Mandolin

You will also need, Your choice of Apples: I used Honey Crisp, and Gala:

ApplesYou will need your choice of sugar and your choice of cinnamon.  Everyone has their preference, so go for the choice you enjoy using.  I have also used Coconut Sugar. 🙂

Sugar

Now, slice your apples of choice (and however many you would like to eat, one per person, they aren’t that great the second day unless you wrap them up good.) You’ll want them thin but not see through thin. Preferably, a lil less than 1/8 of an inch.

Slicing

You’ll want to grease a baking sheet well with choice of cooking spray or grease. Or line it with wax paper. Place your Apple slices on the sheet and sprinkle with desired amounts of cinnamon and sugar of choice.  They don’t have to be far apart, they will shrink some.

Cinnamon

Place in the oven and bake for one hour.  Turn them over and if desire sprinkle more sugar and cinnamon on other side, place back into the oven and bake for an additional, 40min to and hour.

Crinkles

They will look brownish, but they aren’t burnt.  They might also appear soft but when you let them cool they will become crispy and/or crunchy.

Let them cool for a few minutes (5-8 min.)

Chippers

Viola! Enjoy! 🙂