As a kid, I always looked forward to family gatherings since I knew there would be some French Onion dip alongside some crispy potato chips. The dehydrated onion chunks would slightly soften in the Hellman's mayo, mmmm, it was so good! Looking back and now knowing what that dip is made from, I'm pretty disgusted, but it did taste so damn good!
Take a look at the nutrition label on a popular brand of French Onion Dip:
Don't know what all that stuff is? Well, I can promise you if you are trying to avoid headaches, ADHD/dresession/mood disorder, hormonal dysregulation, nutrient deficiencies, or heart palpatations, all of which are precursors to cancer, heart disease, and diabetes — then the french onion dip found on ordinary grocery shelves are not the route you want to take. Check out the latest info out on MSG and notice how other ingredients are actually different forms of MSG.
A fun fact: Natural Flavors — are code for beaver butts. Actually, the anal secretion of beaver butts.
Its true — it is a "Natural Flavor."
Cocaine is also a Natural ingestible.
However, when it comes to being conscientious about what goes into one's body, I do not advise using "Natural" as the deciding measurement for a given ingredient's health promoting properties. It just isn't wholly objective.
All that being said, taking pleasure in flavor complexities is something not to be given up in the name of health. These sweet and tangy flavors, when enjoyed in their unadulterated forms, actually signal to the brain and body that nutrients, vitamins, and minerals are being attained. It is an important and clever mechanism of the body to take pleasure in food. It is crucial to honor our taste buds and the whole sensate experience of eating if a nutritious diet is going to be sustainable.
So, with a lot of creations, I try to upgrade these junk food indulgences. There is space for endless creativity and reinterpretation when you re-vamp a less than optimal food. They are fun to play with.
How to Make French Onion Dip
- 1 quart full fat yogurt
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- 1 heaping tablespoon onion granules
- 1 teaspoon garlic granules
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 2-3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- Scoop out the yogurt and place it into a strainer (nut milk) bag and hang it up with a bowl underneath to catch the whey.
- Allow the yogurt to sit for 8-12 hours. Once the yogurt has drained well and no longer releasing the whey, place the thickened remains into a mixing bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients
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