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MAC's Recipe of the Month: April 2019

MAC Nutrition Team - Monday, April 01, 2019


Are you in need of a quick, healthy appetizer to bring over to your family’s get-together for Easter or another holiday? Or just a protein rich, fun snack? We’ve got you covered! I chose an Avocado Cilantro White Bean Dip from Jenn Laughlin to share with you.

This light dip might be a great option for those of you looking to complement the traditional hearty meals that are often served for the holidays. It provides an abundance of protein, fiber, healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and essential vitamins. Pair it with any vegetable, tortilla, or pita chips to keep you full until mealtime!


Ingredients
  • 1 can cannellini beans (approx. 15 oz)
  • 1/2 large ripe avocado
  • 1/2 jalapeno (seeds/veins removed)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach (just grab a handful!)
  • 2-3 TBSP fresh lime juice
  • 2 TBSP fresh cilantro plus extra to taste
  • 2 TBSP olive oil plus extra to garnish
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse your beans
  2. Combine in a food processor or blender with the rest of the ingredients
  3. Whip until well-combined, scraping down the sides as needed
  4. Serve at room temperature with your favorite dippers and a drizzle of olive oil
Recipe yields just over 2 cups of dip with 2 heaping TBSP per serving. Nutrition Facts are estimated.
This fun and quick recipe, crafted by Daphne Levy, a dietetic intern at Simmons University. Daphne is participating in her community rotation at MAC. She is passionate about helping people form a healthy relationship with their food and body. She is originally is from Los Angeles, California and earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Dietetics, Nutrition & Food Science. In Daphne’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, reading, and cooking.

 

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The information presented here is for general educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or health condition. As always, please speak with your registered dietitian regarding any dietary modifications or nutrition-related questions.