Dog Gone Good Dip

Because we travel, at least monthly if not more often, 1 1/2-2 hours to get our groceries we have discovered some really tasty on-plan options to grab at the grocery store. Did you know the grocery store is the ultimate fast-food restaurant? It’s true!

One thing in particular is an almond-based dip at Walmart with a very descriptive name outlining a common name for female canines. Apt description, but it makes me cringe when I post the pictures on my THM Journey App because I don’t say the word in my own home, as a descriptor.

I had to try and recreate it, if only to be able to stop posting the picture of the title from the grocery store version, right? According to my husband, and spicy-food-loving second son, I nailed it in the flavor department!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Blanched Almonds or Raw Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 4-8 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

Method:

Soak your sunflower seeds overnight with cool water, covering them by at least 2 inches. Then, drain off the soaking water the following day when you are ready to prepare the dip. Place all ingredients and seasonings in a food processor or high-powered blender. Scrape the sides down frequently, and blend until smooth.

You can add water by the Tablespoon to thin it out to your liking.

***This recipe is an S on the Trim Healthy Plan, please add some non-starchy veggies to this to round out your meal***

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Faux Pickled Ginger

We have come to really appreciate “sushi” made at home. It is a fun treat, even though it takes a bit of time to assemble for our large family.

I love my sushi with the pickled ginger, but ginger root is hard to come by in our local grocery store, so I worked with what I had….cucumber!

I am happy to say that all the humans in my home thought it was a great addition to our sushi nights, and we will definitely be making this again soon!

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Ingredients:

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Method:

Peel the cucumber, and slice very thinly with a knife or mandolin. Place in a glass jar with all other ingredients and mix very well. Let the mixture sit out on the counter for about 24 hours to ferment and meld together. Refrigerate if you have any left after 24 hours.

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Single-Serve Maple Nut Waffle Sauce

If you are the only one in the house that loves the flavors of peanut and maple on your pancakes, I have the perfect single serve recipe for you!

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Ingredients

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Method

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl, if you don’t mind it room temp, until completely smooth. Then, use it on anything from pancakes to ice cream!

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Peanut Sauce

One of my favorite things, EVER, is rice and peanut sauce! We had an authentic Thai restaurant in our town growing up, and it was a must for me every time we went.

I have wanted to recreate that meal for a long time, especially now that we no longer live there, but I kept getting caught up trying to figure out how to make it a sauce for every occasion, because the rice is very important to me here.

Have I told you how much I love defatted peanut powder? This is one of the reasons why!

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Ingredients:

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Method:

Put all dry ingredients in a sauce pan, then add wet ingredients. Whisk together until there are no more lumps. Place heat on high, whisking frequently until it begins to thicken, but not quite boiling. Turn off heat and continue to whisk so that it doesn’t get burnt on the bottom as it continues to thicken as it cools.

***This is a fuel pull recipe on the Trim Healthy Plan, up to 1/4 of the whole batch, and this recipe was plenty for our family of 9.***

Squeeze Sauce

When you are raising dairy free, and gluten free children, you start getting really creative when it comes to getting veggies into them!

And, who doesn’t want broccoli with cheesy sauce on top?

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This cheese sauce is good on all the things!

Now, we are very blessed that all of our children eat vegetables willingly, for the most part, and we no longer live with the degree of sensory processing challenges from our early days of parenthood, thanks to lots of consistent exposure.

Noodles, veggies, breakfast burrito mix, all of it…..and, you will need a powerful enough blender to pulverize all the veggies in this sauce, there is over 3 Cups, into a nice smooth product.

We use a Vitamix, but there are other blenders powerful enough to do this too, even though this blender is on our must-have kitchen appliance list in our home. We went without it once for multiple months, and 0/10 would not recommend!

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