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Low Carb 'Chips' and Avocado Dip

low carb chips and dip yum

How often have you heard that going low carb is hard because you have to give up so many favorite foods? I know the feeling. I was one of those people. Over time I found replacements. I say replacements because I have replaced an item and not just substituted it with a low carb variety. For example, the chips in this recipe are nothing more than cucumber slices. I prefer to use the cucumber slices because they are lower in calories and you can slice them thick in order to hold the dip. 

For me this is better than buying a substitution, which would be a low carb chip or perhaps a low carb tortilla and making my own chips. The point for me isn’t just carbs, but often calories too. Your calories do matter and where they come from should matter too. By using cucumber not only do I get another serving of vegetable, but tons of vitamins and minerals too.

My dip is nothing more than a mashed up avocado with some lemon juice, salt, pepper, and garlic. If I want to keep my calories lower and beef up my avocado I’ll use 1/2 an avocado and mash it with some peas or some chickpeas.

Once I have my cucumbers sliced I like to use some garlic and sea salt that comes in a little grinder. It’s so good and I put it on a lot of goodies. It gives the cucumbers a bit of pizzazz.

Another chip and dip I like to make is celery sticks and salsa. All that crunch and just enough spice tends to break cravings when those nighttime snacking desires hit.

Have you made a major swap in the food department recently? Tell me about it.

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  1. Until about 6 months ago I hated avocados. Out of nowhere, I decided I loved them and now I can’t get enough.

  2. This is a great idea! I always avoid chips but its hard when there is good avocado dip around you know? or Hummus? I’m always craving it but the chips make you so bloated – this is a great idea.

  3. Your dip sounds really good. Eating veggies with dip takes the guilt out of it — I’m all for it.

  4. I love anything with avocados, never thought to serve it with veggies though. I am not strong enough to do a low or no carb diet – I love my carbs too much.

  5. 2 of my favorite things to eat! I never thought about using a cucumber as a chip but it would definitely give the guac a great taste!

  6. This is a great idea to fill that “crunchy” craving without carbs. I love guacamole and never thought of dipping cucumbers in it.

  7. I love celery with just about anything. That is my chips and dip. I love salsa too. I would take this any day over potato chips.

  8. I love avocado dip with chips, but I never had it with cucumber slices! Great idea for staying healthy while munching on a snack. I’ll try it out tonight!

  9. I love the sound of these, I am awful for thinking of more god for you snacks I really need to keep a list so I can grab them at the right times.

  10. This looks like a delicious healthy snack, that even my boys would go for. I love it thank you again for sharing. I will have to incorporate this as well.

  11. I LOVE cucumbers. Raph hates them. He won’t even touch them. I’m that way about avocado though… To each their own. Thanks for sharing on #yuck

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