Why should you make your own Homemade Ranch Dip?
Did you know that many store bought dressings, dips, and packets contain chemicals, artificial flavorings, preservatives and even food colorings? (Go to the bottle- check the label- look for monosodium glutamate aka MSG- a known neurotoxin!) Is this something you would want your children eating as a "healthy" food? Of course not! Children and adults alike need nourishing foods, especially nourishing real fats! When you eat your veggies with some fat, like a healthy homemade ranch dip made from organic full fat sour cream and homemade mayo made from pastured egg yolks, you will be absorbing more vitamins and minerals from your veggies. This healthy homemade ranch dip is sure to be of more benefit to you, and help you and your children's body get way more nutrients out of those veggies! You need fat to absorb those fat soluble vitamins! Make sure it's pasture raised or at least organic sour cream to have full benefit for this healthy ranch dip!
Homemade Ranch Dip
1/2 cup full-fat organic sour cream (preferably from pastured raised cows)
1/2 cup homemade mayo (you can also use just all-sour cream)
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp parsley, preferably fresh chopped
Real Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
Herbs: Basil, Dill and or Chives
Optional spices: I like to use a variety of fresh herbs like basil, dill and fresh chives to add more flavor. You can add paprika, fresh lemon juice or a variety of spices depending on your preference.
I combine all ingredients and mix in a food processor. Serve right away, or will keep in the fridge in a jar for about a week.
Enjoy the dipping!
This post is part of Real Food Wednesdays