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This is George…

He’s a good little puppy and well, has nothing to do with food. But c’mon, how can I not introduce you to our new family member?! My sweet daughter has wanted a dog for YEARS, so today, we got to surprise her with this bundle of love.  I don’t think it’s a day she’ll soon forget, and neither will we.  It was so much fun!

Okay, so on to the yummy stuff.  I guess avocados must be in season because they are just perfect lately.  We are eating guacamole at least 2-3 times a week.  It’s such a super food in my book and it makes me feel so good for the kids to get this good fat. Tate is SURE it makes him run faster.  I don’t doubt it!

Anyway, we typically just use carrots for dipping or use it as a garnish with dinner. But, I have to admit that I do miss chips and guacamole.  Something about the salt and crunch! So…we went with sweet potato chips tonight with our guacamole and it was a hit!  Thanks for the idea Danna!

For our guacamole, because we do it so often, we keep it pretty simple. I just use 1-2 avocado, fresh cilantro chopped, juice from 1/3 lime, and some celtic sea salt. But, feel free to add fresh tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, etc.

For the sweet potatoes, I use our mandolin to get the perfect size chip, and save time. I do love that thing but please be careful! I just cut myself for the 2nd time on it! Anyway, preheat the oven to 400, slice the potatoes, line on cookies sheet, spray well with coconut oil and sprinkle with salt.   Cook on 400 for 15-20 minutes. I will flip them half way though and add more coconut oil.  Then, turn off the stove and let them sit at least another 30 minutes. If you have time to let them sit a couple of hours, they will be super crunchy, but just cook them 15 minutes (versus the 20) so they won’t burn.  Enjoy this great appetizer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And in case you’re wondering, this little guy will be on a grain free, gluten free, preservative free diet. I haven’t had to buy dog food, well, ever, but the choices they have for dogs is amazing! I love that everyone is starting to get the gluten connection, even for the dogs!!

landriav - Thanks so much Erin!! And good for you on the 3 weeks. It gets easier and easier, I promise!

Erin - He is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my life!

I’m enjoying your blog. This is only week 3 for me of eating “real food” :)

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