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Buffalo Eggrolls with Creamy Avocado Dip


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I’m so excited because I LOVE hosting parties and if I could get away with it I would eat party food ALL. THE. TIME.  Seriously.  I go to restaurants and order appetizers for my meal. Yes, I’m that person. :)  I just can’t help myself when it comes to finger food.

But, when I think about football food, I think buffalo wings.  But, not just any ol’ wings… I wanted to jazz it up a bit {and save my furniture!} so I thought… why not wrap it up in something – like a little package.  Much neater.  Cleaner.  You’ll need WAY fewer napkins.

But what kind of wrapper?  Egg roll wrappers of course!  I am CRAZY for egg rolls. So, I must introduce you to our new FAVORITE finger food: Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls.

But, the real star of this recipe is the dipping sauce: Avocado Ranch.  When I say this dip is good, I mean it is so good you are going to want to spread it on EVERYTHING.  Even my husband who won’t eat ranch or mayo {or any other condiment besides BBQ sauce for that matter} LOVED it.  As a matter of fact, after the buffalo chicken egg rolls where gone, he said he had to find something else to spread it on!

Crazy. Good.

And, crazy simple.  Here’s the step by step how to:

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Grill 3 chicken breasts {I grilled my on my flat top griddle in the house} and allow to cool enough for you to handle it.  Then, shred the chicken.

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Add Franks Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce to the shredded chicken. {Tip: add a little at a time and stir.  You can always add more -but you can’t take it away!}.

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Add a good spoonful of the chicken to the middle of an egg roll wrapper.

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Fold in the two side corners.

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Roll the egg roll up and then seal the final end/corner by rubbing a little water on the egg roll wrapper before sealing it down.  Spray a baking sheet with olive oil.  Place the egg rolls on a baking sheet. Spray the egg rolls with a little olive oil {this will make them brown and crisp up without frying them.

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Bake the egg rolls at 425 degrees for about 12 minutes.  {Watch for them to turn golden brown}.  Serve with Avocado Ranch (recipe below).

Want to know the best part about these yummy treats? Although they look and taste pretty special you can get all these ingredients right at your local Walmart. No fancy/exotic ingredients that you can’t find. Even those egg roll wrappers can be found right in the produce section of your local Walmart. :) Score! So, pick up some paper goods, the ingredients for these delicious egg rolls, and you’ll be stocked and ready for the next big game!

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Mango Avocado Smoothie

Time can be the enemy of healthy eating.  If you’ve made resolutions to eat healthy {or healthier} this new year you may have already realized that time can be your worst enemy.  That is the thing about time… there never seems to be enough of it. I learn that more and more each day as more responsibilities are heaped into my lap.

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But here’s the thing…whatever is important to us is what we should grant the majority of our time. If we make it a priority it will usually happen. Sometimes it is just a MIND thing more than it is a TIME thing.  It might require more organization, reordering our steps, or maybe even getting out of old ruts so we can adopt new routines.

Lucky for you, there are a few tricks I know for making healthy eating a priority and like a good friend, I’m going to pass them on. I hope if you have a trick or two up your sleeve you’ll share them with us in the comments. We’re all good friends here, so grab yourself a healthy smoothie, pull up a chair, and let’s share some tips!

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#1 – Make a menu plan : Although it may seem counterproductive to the whole “I don’t have enough time,” setting aside some time on an off day – just 30 minutes to an hour- can set you up for success for the rest of the week.  When you aren’t scrambling on a busy day, after work, you’ll thank yourself for not having to think about what you will prepare.  You’ll already know, you’ll already have shopped for the ingredients, and you’ll be one step closer to preparing a healthy meal.

#2 – Plan and Purchase SIMPLE, QUICK COOKING proteins, grains, and veggies.  Sure it is good to try something new and have variety, but make sure you aren’t planning a bunch of new recipes in one week.  And make sure you aren’t planning to many elaborate or time hogging side dishes.  Keeping some simple, quick thawing and cooking proteins {like fish}, simple, quick cooking grains {like quinoa}, and some fast side dishes {like frozen broccoli, canned green beans, or raw sweet potatoes that can be baked super quick in the microwave is VITAL to ensuring you’ll be getting a healthy meal on a LONG day when time is NOT on your side.

#3 – Prep As Much As You Can Ahead of Time : If you are someone who doesn’t like to get up early and always seems to be rushing to get out the door, prepping things the night before {such as having things pre-bagged, leftovers already portioned for lunches, or fresh fruit and veggies already cut up} is going to be imperative. It will make the difference between, “I don’t have time for breakfast,” or “no lunch today” and getting the nutrition your body needs.

#4 – Liquid Lunch For Those on the Move : Smoothies can be a great way to get a quick breakfast that you can take with you in the morning. If you are someone who works from home or is home with the kiddos {or both}, you may find that {like me} you forget to make time for yourself to eat. Instead you work right on through and never manage to prepare a meal for yourself until dinner! Smoothies can be a great way to get some nutrition in if you can’t manage to slow down long enough to sit down and eat a meal.  Beyond that, they are wonderful for packing nutrition when you have a picky eater.  A delicious smoothie is a great way to disguise fruits and veggies that children wouldn’t otherwise eat! 😉

Walmart-Smoothies

Here’s a recipe I decided to try from Walmart. If you’d like to see other yummy recipes for smoothies check out their recipe files here: { Walmart Smoothies } and I also have a few more over here: {Smoothie Recipes }

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