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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in the sour cream.

 

"I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose."
–Woody Allen, Playwright

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This is a simple dressing with a subtle flavor. The avocado and lime are perfect together. It goes well on steak or even your tacos or taco salad.

You could add a lot of flavors and take this in a number of different directions. A quarter cup of fresh cilantro is a great addition for an herbaceous taste. A tablespoon of minced shallot will give it a nice onion flavor or a touch of spice works. It doesn't take much – only a quarter teaspoon of cumin, chili powder or even a pinch of cayenne pepper.

Sour Creams

There are three types of sour cream on the market now.

The regular version has 5 grams of fat per 2 tablespoons. Of this 3.5 grams are saturated. There are 60 total calories with 50 of them coming from fat.

Reduced or lowered fat sour cream has only 3.5 grams of fat in 2 tablespoons (2.5 saturated). Each serving is 45 calories.

The fat free or non-fat sour cream is just that. Most of the calories are from carbohydrates.

The regular and reduced fat can be used in cooking but even at moderate temperatures the fat free sour cream separates easily. When adding it to hot sauces or soups, cool them first and then add the sour cream, reheating gently.

Sour cream has an insignificant amount of Vitamin K.

2 Tbsp. sour cream = 60 calories, 5g fat, 3.5g sat fat, <1g mono fat, 1g protein, 1g carbohydrates, 15mg sodium, 20mg cholesterol

2 Tbsp. reduced fat sour cream = 45 calories, 3.5g fat, 2.5g sat fat, <1g mono fat, 1g protein, 2g carbohydrates, 20mg sodium, 15mg cholesterol

2 Tbsp. non-fat sour cream = 35 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 2g protein, 6g carbohydrates, 25mg sodium, 5mg cholesterol

 

 


 

Avocado-Lime Dressing



Servings = 6 | Serving size =about 2-3 tablespoons

Cooking Time = 15 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe keeps well for no more than 48 hours in the refrigerator.

1/2 small avocado (about 2 ounces)
2 Tbsp reduced fat sour cream
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 lime (juiced)
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Combine ingredients in mini chopper or blender and puree. Chill.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 2-3 tablespoons

Servings = 6

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 35 Calories from Fat 21
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 4%
    Saturated Fat 1g 4%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
    Sugars 2g  
Protein 1g  
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 4% Iron 0%
Vitamin K 2 mcg Potassium 98 mg
Magnesium 6 mg