I dip, you dip, we dip


In case you have no idea what I am talking about just Google “Freak Nasty – Da Dip” and you can hear for yourself what an awesome song you have been missing out on all your life ;). It was one of my favorites back in the day (like I am so old ;)). But the dip I am talking about has nothing to do with “dancing” and everything to do with food! I picked up the newest issue of Clean Eating and while reading, I seen something I liked…a lot! It is called the “Seven-Layer Dip”. If you have a BBQ to attend this summer or any kind of function you need to bring a dish, give this baby a try! Here is the recipe..

Seven-Layer Dip

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

1/8 large red onion, cut

1 15 oz. can Eden Organic Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed (you could use any brand)

1 tsp chile powder

1/4 tsp ground cumin

3 jalapeno peppers or 1 green Anaheim pepper, seeded and chopped

1 15 oz can Eden Organic Black Beans, drained and rinsed (you could also you any brand here)

1 avocado, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced

1 cup Greek yogurt

1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch long slices

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1/2 cup black olives, chopped

Olive oil cooking spray

6 6-inch corn tortillas

Pinch of sea salt, optional

Instructions:

1. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 cup water on medium-high. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add pinto beans, chile powder and cumin and stir to combine. With a potato masher or the back of a fork, mash mixture slightly. Cook, stirring, until heated though, about 3 minutes.

2. Spoon pinto bean mixture into a large baking dish or tall glass bowl. Layer jalapeno, black beans, avocado, yogurt, bell pepper, cilantro and olives over top. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

3. Prepare Chips: Preheat over to 400 degrees F. Mist 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray. Stack tortillas and cut into quarters. Spread in a single layer on baking sheets, leaving space between each and dividing evenly among sheets. Mist tops with cooking spray. If desired, sprinkle with salt. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, until crisp and edges are slightly browned.

This recipe sounded to good not to share! I hope you enjoy!

I also wanted to share an alternative to using Pam (cooking spray). It is a nifty little gadget to add to your kitchen.I bought it from Winners (who doesn’t love Winners?), but I am sure you can find it at your neighborhood Superstore. All you do is add Olive Oil and pump it a couple and times and wallah! You have your own olive oil sprayer with no harmful chemicals!

Now onto the topic of fitness. We had crossfit this morning, and it was awesome! I will share our warm-up, so if you are wanting to change things up a little for your warm-up, here is what we did:

50 double unders (if you can’t do double unders, just double the amount, so you would do 100 singles)

50 crossfit sit ups(CFSU)

40 DU (double unders)

40 (CFSU)

30 DU

30 CFSU

20 DU

20 CFSU

10 DU

10 CFSU

Let me tell you, it will get your blood pumping!

But I am off to the range to work on my golf skillz ;). Wish me luck!

I hope you all have a wonderful evening and are ready to kick Friday’s ass and enjoy your long weekend!

 

 

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