Makes: about 1 cup
Total Time: 10 minutes
Combine avocado, sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and salt in a bowl until blended. Cover crema and chill until serving.
Per Per 1 Tbsp: 36 cal; 3g total fat (1g sat); 5mg chol; 4mg sodium; 1g carb; 1g fiber; 1g protein
Chocolate Bread Pudding
Makes: 10 slices
Total Time: 1 1/2 hours
Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with 1 Tbsp. softened unsalted butter.
Melt chocolate chips with brown sugar and butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir frequently until chips are smooth, about 8 minutes.
Whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, espresso powder, and salt and pour over bread cubes. Toss well so the bread absorbs most of the liquid and begins to lose its shape.
Fold melted chocolate into bread mixture, then transfer to the prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until the center of pudding springs back when gently pressed. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes, remove sides of spring form pan, and slice pudding.
Per Per slice: 562 cal; 26g total fat (16g sat); 82mg chol; 411mg sodium; 76g carb; 4g fiber; 10g protein
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