My new go-to dip recipe! Quick to throw together and a great hit at parties! You can make this up to 24 hours ahead of time to let the flavors meld together. Serve with pita chips and cucumber slices for a light and refreshing appetizer.
1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups prepared roasted red pepper hummus (or plain)
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Superbowl Sunday is this weekend! If you are either hosting a party or attending one, I am sure you will be surrounded by plenty of unhealthy, high calorie appetizer foods. If you make and bring your own healthy option, you will know what can fit into your healthy lifestyle. Try this lightened up kale & artichoke dip for a healthy alternative, and serve with fresh veggies and/or whole wheat pita chips.
12oz frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
10oz frozen kale, thawed and drained
4oz light cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp salt
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Football season is here and is in full swing! Try this deliciously cheesy and perfectly spicy buffalo chicken dip for your next football watching party! Serve with celery sticks and whole grain tortilla chips.
8 oz reduced fat plain cream cheese
1/2 cup light ranch dressing (or chunky blue cheese)
1/2 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup Frank’s red hot buffalo sauce
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (reduced fat)
2 cups shredded boiled chicken breast
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Stir cream cheese until smooth. Mix in dressing, hot sauce, green onions, cheese, and chicken.
3. Top dip with extra cheese, as desired.
4. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly.
5. Serve with celery and chips.
A deliciously unique fruit dip – silken tofu amps up the protein and yields a creamy texture without the need for cream cheese. Serve with a variety of freshly sliced fruit for a great appetizer or side dish for a backyard barbecue.
1/2 cup silken tofu
1/2 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
1. Mix tofu with electric mixer until creamy.
2. Add vanilla yogurt and honey – mix to combine.
3. Serve with fresh sliced fruit.