Guilt-Free Game Day Snacks: 7-Layer Fiesta Dip and Chips

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2/2/2010 2:10 PM   :  90 comments   :  31,116 Views

Football and snacks go hand in hand, but so can game-day noshing and healthy eating.

Nachos, pizza, even wings can be a part of your healthy Super Bowl party menu.

I've revamped a few of your favorites and rounded up some members' makeovers, too.

I started with one of my favorites: layered Mexican dip. I always make a beeline for this dish at game-day parties. With layers of beans, cheese, black olives, sour cream, guacamole, and onions, the dip is made with healthy, whole ingredients.

Then I checked out the nutrition on the dish.

Even with baked chips, a cup of this dip has a whopping 562 calories, 42 g fat and 824 mg of sodium!

Do you know how much I probably have consumed of this dish at parties? So much that I decided to make it over before this year's big game.

My Skinny Fiesta Dip with Baked Lime Chips has all the flavor of the original, but it's much easier on the waistline.

Original dip (1 cup):
562 calories
42 g fat
19 g saturated fat
824 mg sodium

New dip(1 cup):
211 calories (fewer than half!)
9 g fat (about 1/5 the fat)
4 g saturated fat
405 mg sodium (less than half!)

The swaps were simple:
  • Low-fat sour cream for full fat
  • Nixed the cheese
  • Diced fresh avocado instead of store-bought guacamole to cut the salt
  • Swapped fat-free refried beans for regular and added black beans
  • Whole-wheat tortillas instead of white
  • Homemade, salt-free taco seasoning instead of a packet
  • Chopped tomatoes and shredded lettuce to add more veggies to the dip
  • Eliminated the black olives (empty calories in this recipe)
  • Added cilantro for a boost of fresh flavor
  • Squeezed fresh lime over the tortillas before baking to add flavor

Skinny Fiesta Dip with Baked Lime Chips



Ingredients
16 ounces refried beans, fat free
1 cup sour cream, reduced fat
1 tablespoon Chef Meg's Taco Seasoning
1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
3 green onions, chopped (both white and green parts)
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 avocado, chopped
1 tablespoon cilantro, washed and chopped
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 cup green leaf lettuce, shredded
2 whole-wheat tortillas
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions
Preheat oven to 350F. Slice each tortilla into six wedges. Place wedges on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Spray the tortillas with a light mist of nonstick cooking spray and a pinch of salt (optional). Bake for five minutes or until crisp. Remove from the oven and immediately squeeze the juice of half a lime over the chips.

Combine the taco seasoning with the sour cream and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Rinse and drain the black beans. Combine the chopped avocado with the juice of the remaining half of a lime and the chopped cilantro, then set aside. Line the bottom of a 10-inch round dish with the refried beans. Layer on the sour cream mixture, black beans, and green onions. Top with chopped tomatoes, lettuce and avocado. Serve chilled. Makes 6 one cup servings with 2 baked lime chips


Looking for other Super Bowl recipes? Try these:
Caramel Popcorn (Chef Meg's Makeover)

Boneless Chicken Hot Wings (Chef Meg Approved)

Chef Meg's (Leftover) Chicken Nachos

Chef Meg's Cheesy Grilled Banana Peppers

Chef Meg's Deviled Eggs

Chef Meg's Fake "Fried" Cheese Sticks

Fruit Kebabs with Coconut Yogurt, Chef Meg Approved

Stuffed Broiled Portabella Mushrooms (Chef Meg's Makeover)

Instead of an array of snacks, serve up a pot or hearty, healthy soup or stew.
Lynda's White Chicken Chili (Chef Meg's Makeover)

Taco Soup (Chef Meg's Makeover)

Are you hosting a Super Bowl party or attending one? What dishes do you serve up on Game Day? Why do you think that eating is so closely associated with football rather than other sports?



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Comments

  • LILDANI11
    90
    It sounds great! Superbowl is pretty big here at home and trying to lose weight while being exposed to all those fattening chips,cheetos and devilish sweets was just not going to work for me this year. I can't wait to try your delicious recipe and tips. - 2/3/2011   1:55:56 AM
  • 89
    I've been invited out for the game and looking forward to fun and healthy food items to take along. Thank you! - 1/12/2011   10:52:24 AM
  • 88
    It's amazing how a few smart substitutions can add up to BIG calorie savings. Thanks. - 11/10/2010   10:38:59 AM
  • 87
    Those look good for any party. - 3/19/2010   12:41:40 PM
  • NIVEDITAVIDULA
    86
    Wow, great recipes! I can't wait to make some of these! - 2/7/2010   9:58:17 PM
  • 85
    Just what I was looking for: ideas for food that I would enjoy while others are at the food trough. Thanks - 2/6/2010   2:06:21 PM
  • 84
    The SuperBowl isn't about football, it's about eating and critiquing the ads. That "Super Bowl" is the troth you eat from. I can do without this national Pig Out. - 2/6/2010   10:53:47 AM
  • 83
    Believe me, they eat a lot at baseball games too. Not quite the same in terms of having a Superbowl party, in terms of everyone across the USA getting together to watch the game, but I know people who get together for baseball games, when the teams are playing away.

    Baseball stadiums are motherlodes of food. Saw one woman and her child going up & down the stairs to get hot dogs, fries, ice cream, cotton candy, and on & on. Yuck! :) - 2/5/2010   7:53:46 AM
  • JAN5314
    82
    can't wait to try it for a party. - 2/4/2010   10:43:19 PM
  • SANSPURS1
    81
    Thanks for giving me ideas for a reduced-fat Super Bowl!! - 2/4/2010   8:17:00 PM
  • 80
    Mmmmm ... sounds good! - 2/4/2010   3:12:43 PM
  • LIVINGONMYTERMS
    79
    sounds really yummy! I think I will make some this weekend. - 2/4/2010   1:05:23 PM
  • PMJJOHNSON
    78
    This sounds really yummy! - 2/4/2010   1:03:56 PM
  • ACALIGIRL2010
    77
    These are some great recipes. I plan to make a couple of them for the game! - 2/4/2010   11:47:44 AM
  • 76
    sounds great, -----but two chips to a cup of dip---come'on, let's get real. I would appreciate some Real recipes for Real People---For Example, if the chips, even baked is too much, then how about some other options, such as sliced up jicama. Not many people know about or use jicama, but it is a great veggie sliced up for dips, as it is crunchy and slightly sweet tasting. - 2/4/2010   11:42:59 AM
  • 75
    This is my favorite dip! I can't wait to make this version this weekend. Thanks! - 2/4/2010   9:30:25 AM
  • 74
    Mmmm, sounds delish!! I'll have to make that if I get asked to bring something to the party on Sunday! :) - 2/3/2010   11:54:51 PM
  • 73
    looks so yummy - 2/3/2010   10:58:05 PM
  • 72
    My weakness is always chips and dip so I try everything I can to make ones that are healthier. I will probably add this one into the mix. Except only 2 chips in a serving? So a 1/2 cup of dip on each chip? That's definitely not going to work. Luckily I like using sliced tomatoes as "chips" and will probably use those as well. - 2/3/2010   8:45:30 PM
  • 71
    Sounds good! Wonder if my husband will figure out that I am tricking him into a healthier alternative??? Thanks for sharing! - 2/3/2010   8:30:05 PM
  • 70
    Chef Meg: Thanks for all the yummy recipes. I will save this one to my favorites to come back to. I have a question about olives: Are they really empty calories? Are other types of olives better for you? I know they can be high in fat, but I thought they were a healthy food.
    And who eats just 2 chips? LOL. ;) - 2/3/2010   8:21:49 PM
  • 69
    sounds great and I'm going to make the chicken chili as well - 2/3/2010   7:48:40 PM
  • 68
    i can't wait to try this one! - 2/3/2010   5:36:14 PM
  • ITCANBEDUN
    67
    Thanks these are some great ideas. - 2/3/2010   5:32:52 PM
  • 66
    sounds delish! - 2/3/2010   4:17:15 PM
  • 65
    looks great! but why not up the protein and save the fat from the low fat sour cream by substituting it out even further for 0% fat plain greek yogurt?? I swear, the brown cow brand or the stonyfield oikos brand taste JUST LIKE sour cream and it's healthier!! - 2/3/2010   2:46:11 PM
  • CLIVERMON
    64
    I am definitely going to try this receipe - I love this kind of dip but after seeing the nutrition count I definitely need to make the new lighter version. - 2/3/2010   2:37:52 PM
  • JACKIELEWIS2
    63
    Wow! This receipe is an excellent trade off for a potential high fat, high cal deal breaker. Thanks for sharing! - 2/3/2010   1:52:09 PM
  • RODNEYSGIRL_123
    62
    Wow! Thanks for the Great ideas! - 2/3/2010   1:50:05 PM
  • 61
    great thanks so much !!!! - 2/3/2010   1:31:21 PM
  • 60
    Thanks--sounds awesome! - 2/3/2010   1:27:49 PM
  • 59
    I plan to make the fiesta dip using la tortilla factory low carb tortilla with much less calories - 50 for a whole tortilla! hopefully it will crisp well. - 2/3/2010   1:24:37 PM
  • 58
    Now I'm hungry, lol - 2/3/2010   1:07:03 PM
  • GSREMUS5
    57
    Thanks for the great info! I'm not a superbowl fan, but Daytona is the week after!! - 2/3/2010   12:21:30 PM
  • 56
    WooHoo Thanks for the great ideas - 2/3/2010   12:18:57 PM
  • 55
    I'll be very busy cooking at the resturant where I work. I'll be stretching pizza dough & making wings.. Then we are have ladies night at the resturant with Horror movies!! - 2/3/2010   11:10:19 AM
  • LINDA29513
    54
    Can't wait to try it for next gathering my friends have! - 2/3/2010   10:56:11 AM
  • 53
    Amazing how low in fat can be high in taste! - 2/3/2010   10:54:48 AM
  • 52
    Looks wonderful. I'm not a fan of cilantro so I'll sub other fresh herbs, but I'm a big fan of avacado and make a homemade guacamole that is much lower in cals and fats than regular. I omit the oil, cut back on the salt (just a little is needed to perk up the flavors), increase diced fesh plum tomatoes to equal the amount of avacado volume, diced red onion and seasoned rice wine vinegar to taste. I don't mash my avacado, just cut it into smaller pieces with a knife in the bowl. It's chunky and rustic and even my Mexican daughter-in-law likes it (and she knows guacamole, she hooked me on it years ago.) - 2/3/2010   10:53:53 AM
  • YOOVIE
    51
    aw dang it, I hate when I start gnawing on my monitor like that. - 2/3/2010   10:26:43 AM
  • 50
    Yummy - 2/3/2010   10:25:51 AM
  • 49
    These look great for summer weekend get togethers!!! - 2/3/2010   9:57:20 AM
  • 48
    The healthy layer dip sounds awesome, will try to make for Superbowl. - 2/3/2010   9:53:43 AM
  • 47
    I go for the plain , simple and really easy. I will mix an envelope of onion soup mix with a container of cream cheese.
    But if you like to "cook" these sound great. - 2/3/2010   9:18:12 AM
  • FLGIRL150
    46
    Sounds really good!! - 2/3/2010   9:17:10 AM
  • 45
    The dip sounds simply delicious. We are not having a Super Bowl party, nor attending one, but these ideas are great for some other parties we may have during the summer. Thanks for sharing. - 2/3/2010   9:12:56 AM
  • 44
    These look sooooo delicious! - 2/3/2010   9:01:32 AM
  • 43
    Sounds yummy! - 2/3/2010   8:45:14 AM
  • 42
    Putting together a grocery list now!! Thank you. - 2/3/2010   8:41:19 AM
  • 41
    I was not planning to make anything for the game. I may give this a try. It sounds really good. - 2/3/2010   8:25:37 AM

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