Rebecca Rogers, RD, LDN, is a clinical dietitian for the Healthy Weight Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
The good news is that everyone loves dips! The bad news is that dips can easily sabotage your family’s efforts to eat the right foods and the right portions. Try this tangy dip made with hummus, fat-free Greek yogurt and veggies for your Super Bowl party!
Piled High Greek Dip
- 1 container (7 or 8 oz) plain hummus
- 1 container (6 oz) fat-free Greek plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 medium plum (Roma) tomato, seeded, chopped
- 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, quartered
- 1/3 cup finely chopped seeded cucumber
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese (2 oz)
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions (4 medium)
- Spread hummus in shallow dish.
- In a small bowl, mix yogurt, parsley and lemon juice; spread evenly over hummus.
- Top with tomato, olives, chopped cucumber, feta cheese and onions.
- Serve with pepper strips, cucumber slices, carrots and celery sticks.
Makes 12, 1/4 cup servings
Adapted from Betty Crocker
You can make dipping healthy with some of these easy tips:
- Portion out a spoonful of the dip onto a plate instead of dipping multiple times into the dip bowl. It is easier to account for what we eat if we can see it all on a plate.
- Use low-fat/fat-free products like sour cream, greek yogurt, and cream cheese to cut out some of the fat.
- Puree beans for the base of your dip for added protein and fiber.
- Use veggies in place of chips, crackers and bread to cut calories. Try carrot, cucumber, zucchini and jicama sticks, pepper slices, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and celery.
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