Sometimes I want to splurge a little because it brings back happier times and so I allow myself a little freedom. Allowing yourself freedoms every so often is healthy as long as you stay within reason and when you stay focused and pull yourself back into your healthy lifestyle.
One of my favorite dips is sour cream & vegetable dip, the kind that was around when I was younger and made with Knorr Vegetable soup dry mix. Since I’m no longer a fan of processed foods and chemicals in my food I needed to come up with one that is as good or better without the chemicals.
The following recipe was made with sour cream and a spoonful of mayo but for an even healthier dip you can use organic plain Greek yogurt or even a soft white bean instead of sour cream. (Sour cream was my real freedom and I’m proud to say, I only had a little bit and was fully satisfied)
1- 16 oz container sour cream
1 Tbs. mayonnaise
1 large peeled carrot, grated
1/2 small onion or 3 scallions chopped fine
8 cherry tomatoes, chopped fine (or for a tangy flavor, 8 sundried tomatoes)
1/4 cup frozen peas (optional)
1/8 tsp salt, paprika, chili powder, onion powder & garlic powder
small handful chopped parsley and cilantro
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl – chill overnight to let flavors blend.
Serve with chips or assorted vegetables.