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No More Store Bought Snacks With Cuisinart Food Processor

My husband and two sons are the epitome of snackers. They could snack all day long, and still have their three square meals a day. I honestly don’t understand it, but I just have to roll with it.

My husband had his annual physical, and his bloodwork came back that his triglycerides and cholesterol were high. Now was the time to put my foot down and say no more snacking on this store bought stuff. He needed his health, with having two sons to raise. That, and we needed to set a healthy example for the boys.

I knew my Cuisinart food processor was the answer to this dilemma. I had read so many articles about healthy snacks that could be made way more easily with the help of this appliance. I got to doing the research, and sent links to my husband so he could be involved in the decision making. If he wasn’t going to enjoy the snacks, he’d most likely slip back into old habits, and it would be for nothing. 

I found a recipe for homemade potato chips that would be made easier by using my Cuisinart food processor. I could slice them with it, and finish them by using my air fryer. It was agreed upon that we would make the chips, and try different ways of making them, and experiment with healthy dip options as well, as a start.

I realized that if this was going to work, I was going to need large quantities and I’d need to work fast to make that happen. I needed some new work bowls. I visited KitchenWorksUSA where I was able to order a genuine Cuisinart DLC-8 4-Piece Tritan Bowl Kit Part. It made it much easier to switch things out and move things along. 

The kids were young enough that the change didn’t seem to matter to them. It was like they were just on autopilot when it came to snacking. They were fairly happy with whatever was put in front of them, and whatever they saw their dad snacking on. 

My husband became particularly fond of a caramelized onion dip that I made in the food processor, that was made with Greek yogurt. He didn’t know about that part, but it’s for the best. If it sounds too healthy, he’d probably find a reason not to like it.

I tried my hand at making fruit and veggie chips as well. I made a hummus to go along with the veggie chips and they all went over really well. My husband had to go back to the doctor for follow-up bloodwork, and the numbers are well on their way to improving.

Everything has been working out well. Our kids have been involved with making healthier decisions and their father is growing accustomed to it as well. Everyone is fueling their bodies better than they once were, and I’m definitely proud of them all.

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