Saturday, March 16, 2013

Paleo Pumpkin Ginger Dip - Happy Anniversary to Me!

This is a really delicious and easy low carb dip!

Its 7 years today since I retired from Ukrainian dancing. Wow - its been a busy 7 years......new house,  hubby changed careers, 3 kids, one job promotion, first van (which I love),  lost my dad, lost my health (and my mind for a while), and gained my health back. 

Dancing was a huge part of my life - my passion for the first 30 years.  So a good day to step back and reflect............and be thankful for all the blessings I have right now and all the good times I had dancing. So I'm having a party with some old dancing girls and a couple gents to celebrate - I made some awesome friendships through my years dancing and I really miss seeing everyone. I haven't been the best at keeping in touch - like I said, its been a busy 7 years and I was pregnant or nursing a lot of it.  
Yep - that's me, MamaChanty before I became a mama. I so wish I knew then what I know now about nutrition - I would have danced circles around myself. I had no idea about protein for muscle recovery - I thought 7-11 Slurpees and 5 cent candies did that. I blame Lisa!
Well I have to feed them something and I want it to be something clean but still taste good. So among other things I decided to make a pumpkin dip. I originally tried to make it with NO sugar but hubby said I couldn't serve it like that - I may have less of a sweet tooth now a days but other people expect a bit of sweetness in dessert-like dips. So I compromised with a bit of honey - adjust to your own taste. And I am serving these with store-bought organic ginger snaps. Yes- they have wheat in them but I won't be eating them and its the only wheat item on the menu so I'm okay with it. But I know there is a ginger snap recipe in the Wheat Belly Cookbook so next time I will make it with those. I just don't have time today for any more baking after yesterdays baking marathon.

So I'll be having a toast tonight to good friends, good times and good health! What were you doing 7 years ago????? I was on stage with a 64 piece orchestra doing the performance of my life and getting seriously injured. Oh the memories!

Paleo Pumpkin Ginger Dip

6 oz Cream Cheese
1 1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
1/2 cup canned full fat coconut milk
3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp Liquid Stevia
1 Tbsp honey

Combine all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Blend with a hand mixer on medium speed for about 3 minutes until full combined and soft peeks start to form. Refrigerate and serve chilled. 


This is a nice dip to make for a party because you can make it the day before and free up the day of to cleaning up after your kids repeatedly so the house looks decent when guests arrive.


No comments:

Post a Comment