You can’t go wrong with a traditional Paleo ranch dressing & vegetable platter! If you haven’t already, you have got to try this Paleo ranch dressing recipe. When I first changed up my diet I was so sad about giving up my ranch dressing (unhealthy food relationships) but then I realized I could make my own, with better ingredients, and STILL enjoy my ranch dressing! Boom!
I’ve been intrigued by rainbow carrots these days. After researching their health benefits, I decided to definitely include them with this dish. Rainbow carrots pack a powerful punch when it comes to nutrients. Here’s a breakdown of what they offer:
The nutrients: Carrots are jammed with a wealth of nutrients, and medium-sized sticks are only 25 calories. Standard orange carrots contain vitamin A, and the other hued carrots are equally healthy. Here’s a brief break-down:
- Orange: Beta and alpha carotene pigment. This promotes vitamin A production by the body, which is essential for healthy eyes.
- Purple: Anthocyanin, beta and alpha carotene pigment. Purple carrots typically have an orange core, and their pigment-related nutrients may provide additional vitamin A and prevent heart disease.
- Red: Lycopene and beta-carotene pigment. Lycopene is the same red pigment that gives tomatoes their deep color and is linked to a lower risk of certain cancers, such as prostate cancer.
- Yellow: Xanthophykks and lutein. Both are linked to cancer prevention and better eye health.
- White: The nutrients don’t come from the pigment but from the fiber, which promotes healthy digestion.
This traditional potluck appetizer can also be a crowd pleaser with kids. Try this out on the kids this Halloween, and serve it with a side of Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts for their sweet tooth!
Paleo Ranch Dressing & Vegetables
- Dairy-free Paleo Ranch Dressing
- Assorted vegetables
- 1 small pumpkin seeded and scraped clean
Mix up 2 batches of the Dairy-free Paleo Ranch Dressing
Cut up assorted vegetables.
Cut the top off of the pumpkin and clean out the inside by removing all seeds. You'll want the inside nice and clean.
Pour ranch dressing into pumpkin.
Arrange vegetables onto a serving platter and place the pumpkin with the ranch in the center of the vegetables.
Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Store any remaining ranch in a mason jar.
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