A healthy percentage of high-quality fat in a meal satisfies and leaves feelings of energy, fulfillment and warmth. When there are excess fats and oils in the diet, especially heavily processed fats, symptoms can include weight gain, skin breakouts, high blood pressure, liver strain and an overall feeling of mental, physical and emotional heaviness. Signs of insufficient high-quality fats are brittle hair and nails, dry skin, hunger after meals and feeling cold.

Avocado Dip

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 cup

Ingredients:
1 large peeled and pitted avocado
2/3 cup plain yogurt, goat yogurt or soy yogurt
1 diced tomato
1-3 teaspoons Happy Hal’s Jalapeño Relish
sea salt and black pepper

Directions:
1. Mash avocado with a fork until very smooth.
2. Add yogurt, tomato, jalapeño relish. Blend until smooth. This may be done in a food processor, in a blender or with a fork.
3. Add sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste.
4. Serve chilled with mixed raw vegetables.

Note: Best made a maximum of 1 hour before serving.