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Snowballs (gluten, dairy and soy free)

The holidays are always so packed with yummy and endulgent foods and when you’re a mom is not always easy to say no to the kids. Especially if they are surrounded with candy and sweets at all the holiday parties. So I came up with this recipe that tricks my kiddos into thinking they are having candy when they are actually having dates! Yeap, dates! My kids eat dates and they love them! We call them snowballs, which is a nice holiday theme name but you can make these year round.

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Can you freeze avocados?!


If you are here that means you are also freaking out about the avocado prices. Right now they are not super cheap but I can only imagine how insane it’ll get. So after a bit of research I found out YOU CAN FREEZE THEM! I know some people are going to read this and laugh or call me silly but when your diet depends so much on healthy fats, avocado is super important! 

So without getting political, or letting much anger come through this post here’s how you freeze avocados: 

Freezing avocados:

  1. Cut the avocado in half, careful! Remove the pit and peel.
  2. Decide if you want to freeze halves or slices. 
  3. If you are keeping them as halves, put them in a bag, date and freeze.
  4. If you prefer slices, cut them, bag them and freeze them. 

I don’t recommend mashing the avocados to freeze because they get darker quicker and it just grosses me out. You could also add lemon or lime juice but I find that the taste becomes really strong. You can always freeze the slices and mash them once you thaw them out. 

Also, something important to point out, like many other fruits and vegetables they are just not the same after freezing so it’s better if you just use the avocados for guacamole, smoothies or any recipes where you mix them with other ingredients. Better than nothing right? Or I guess in this case better than $5 an avocado 🙄

Now for the tequila…. I guess you can stock up 😂


AIP recipe: Avocado dill ranch dressing 

  
Most of you know I’ve been attempting AIP (autoimmune protocol/Paleo) since I got diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. And as you might imagine, it can get dull sometimes. So many restrictions can make you miss “real” tasting food. 

Enter this amazing dressing/dip that will change your life! My kids and I dip everything in it and it’s delish!!! 

Avocado Ranch DressingMakes around 8 oz

1 Large Avocado

1 cup Coconut Milk, canned & full fat (add 1/2 cup for the consistency of the bottled stuff and adjust the lemon juice and seasonings to taste)

3 tbsp Lemon Juice (I sub this with ACV sometimes and it’s amazing) 

2 tsp Dill (or Italian Seasoning Blend)

1-2 tsp Salt

1 clove Garlic (or 1 tsp Granulated Garlic)

1/2 tsp Granulated Onion

Throw all ingredients into a blender or food processor and combine until thoroughly mixed.

Stores for up to a week when refrigerated in an airtight container – the lemon juice prevents browning! 🙂

Enjoy! And let me know what you think!