Beyond Gorgeous

We’ve been talking about the importance of eating those raw veggies to prevent age-related eye diseases like glaucoma.  One way we do this at our house is to have a vegetable tray ready-made and ready for snacking. The veggie tray also appears at every lunch and dinner.  You develop a taste for the foods you eat regularly, so chomp away and  you will soon find yourself craving them.  I love them with a bit of Himalayan pink salt — which is also good for maintaining regular eye pressure.

If you, or your family, are not already veggie lovers, you may need some encouragement to get them down.  Here is a healthy, low glycemic dip that adds some zip to those nutrient-rich foods.

Ranch Dip Mix:

2 Tbsp. dried parsley

1 tsp. dried dill

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. dried basil

1/2 tsp. pepper

Mix those together and you are ready for the dip recipe:

Ranch Veggie Dip

1 Cup Cottage Cheese

3-4 tsp. Ranch Dressing mix

1/4 C. water (or milk if you prefer) add more water if the consistency is too thick for your liking.

Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth

This has around 50 calories per 1/4 cup as opposed to 150 in two TBSP. of the  commercial variety.  Cottage cheese has a glycemic index of 0 — so this looks all good.    Dip your veggies and enjoy!

Eating to live and living for Christ,

Susan Jordan Brown



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