Dips are non-negotiable in my family for the holidays. Growing up, there was always one on the table as guests would arrive, and now when we potluck, we divide up courses and we basically treat “dip” as a separate course (not to be confused with: appetizers). LOL. This Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Dip has me feeling pretty wonderful about my dip game this year. Roasted garlic adds this nutty/earthy and slightly sweet flavor to the already sweet squash. The combination is a velvety, bright and delicious dip – perfectly paired with SAVORY to get all the flavors in there. I’m using Simple Mills Sprouted Seed Everything Crackers and the marriage is perfect! Though, what doesn’t taste amazing on “Everything” crackers, I say!
Orange food is synonymous for Fall and Winter for me. If you peruse my Fall recipes… you’ll see what I mean. Squash is just one of my favorites, all the varieties are wonderful and they last forever on the countertop. So for those of you scared to buy produce in fear of it going bad too quickly… MAKE FRIENDS WITH SQUASH RN. It will make you a believer. I love putting it in soups, stuffing them, or just roasting them up and adding it to my plate as a side or on top of a yummy salad. The possibilities are endless… so now I’m adding dip to the mix.
I don’t just love butternut squash because of it’s sunny color and ability to last for weeks on my counter though, guys. I love it because it’s a sweet veggie which can seriously help keep sugar cravings at bay. And of course, because of it’s nutrient-dense properties making it helpful for digestion, blood pressure, skin/hair and much more. It’s packed with Vitamin A, Potassium (1 cup has even more than a banana!), and Fiber. What a straight A student of the squash family, am I right?
Let’s talk about these heavenly, crunchy savory crackers that compliment the sweet dip ever so perfectly, shall we? I saw these getting popular and all my friends would tell me how amazing they were for months and months, but guess what… little old me was steering clear of nuts and seeds, being on 6 months of AIP and all. So you can bet when I was able to successfully include nuts and seeds again, these were HOT on my list to try! Well, they were worth the wait.
The ingredients are amazing, have a look for yourself:
Sprouted Seed Blend (Sunflower, Flax, Chia), Tapioca, Cassava, Hemp Seeds, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Onion, Organic Garlic, Sea Salt, Rosemary Extract
That’s right… no crazy weird ingredients, all REAL food, but with all the convenience in the world still! I’d also like to highlight the word SPROUTED here. YES! the seeds are sprouted which makes them easier to digest and helps to remove much of the outer layer which includes phytates that can impede some nutrient absorption. Sprouted nuts and seeds are THE BEST way to eat them if you can swing it. Needless to say, these are my new favorites.
Whether you’re looking for an epic holiday spread or something to munch on. You have to give these a go, and they have plenty of other awesome products to also check out. And as for dips… You’re going to want to try this one so you can make “dip” it’s own course this season 🙂
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