Dressing & Sauces

This is one of my all time favorite ways to use up leftover apples during the fall and winter! I like to spread this apple butter on toast, muffins and sandwiches. I also love swirling it into yogurt at breakfast and adding it to a cheese board when entertaining.

The best part about this recipe? It's as simple as adding all of the ingredients to your crockpot. While the butter cooks, your house is going to smell absolutely amazing - just like fall!

Apples are a great source of the soluble fiber pectin. Soluble fiber helps to lower cholesterol levels and improves gut function.

Avocado is a great source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats as well as potassium and fiber. Replacing saturated fat with monounsaturated (avocados, nuts, olive oil, canola oil) and polyunsaturated fats (fish, sunflower seeds, chia seeds & walnuts) in your diet is a great way to improve heart health and reduce the risk for heart disease. Choose plant-based oils that are liquid at room temperature as opposed to animal sources of fat.

Avocado adds a satisfying creaminess to the dressing! You'll love this crema as a topping on tacos.

Adding a flavorful sauce like this to vegetables is a great way to encourage eating more veggie servings, which means getting more vitamins and minerals. A lot of sauces you'll find in take out and restaurant foods are prepared with a whole lot of sugar and sodium. When you make sauces at home, you can can better control what goes into your sauce and you'll quickly find that creating a really delicious sauce or dressing doesn't require all that sugar and salt!

We love this Bang Bang Sauce in our Bang Bang Halloumi Bowls.