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PATTERD707 SparkPoints: (0)
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9/13/12 2:47 P

humus and veggies or humus alone (with a spoon, or is that too weird?)

WARMSTRONG2 SparkPoints: (440,028)
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9/13/12 11:32 A

I would stick with salsa and maybe some quacamole with a lot of salsa mixed in.

NHOYLE1 Posts: 351
9/13/12 9:52 A

I've never made them myself, but my sister did and I really liked them. I don't know that it was that recipe. I know that when she made them she made them quite salty, which was fine for me but could be a problem for people with high bp.

ERICWS SparkPoints: (8,307)
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9/13/12 9:45 A

Are kale chips any good? Never tried them. I've heard a lot about them lately.

It's hard- I guess as far as I've been willing to go is raw vegetable tray with hummus instead of the old chips and dip. I do like nacho chips with salsa, so maybe a low sodium whole grain chip could help a bit?

I guess if you are having a party for a football game/tailgate, that is just another one of those many situations I face where I try to minimize the overall damage rather than do without or force my ideas on someone else!

NHOYLE1 Posts: 351
9/12/12 5:57 P

If you want something crispy to snack on, maybe Kale Chips would do it for you:

They make ranch chip dips that you make with a packet of some spices and some sour cream. I bet Nonfat Greek Yoghurt would work great for that too. Just be careful on the chips again.

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9/12/12 4:52 P

Yeah, I think greek yogurt would be a good replacement for sour cream in a taco dip... I think I found out what Im going to make next Sunday!

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9/12/12 3:46 P

great thread starter. Will be sitting around to watch this one. I love everything about football season, unfortunately that also means the coffee table full of food all Sunday long.

Nothing wrong with the grilled chicken and bbq sauce. That's a great one. As for dips, salsa is actually perfectly fine (unless you're watching sodium), its just the chips are the crap part.

I've made this salsa before
and its really, really good. Mango-Pineapple base

as for chips, I haven't made these but I stumbled across this

Maybe you could use this as a dip?
I'm hoping someone else comments in here with an awesome taco dip without the guilt. I love taco dip :) One thing to look at is replacing the sour cream with greek yogurt and use reduced fat cheese. That alone will help a lot.

And i also saw this, which looks delicious

Hoping other people have some great ideas. Those are just a few things I have saved in a recipe book here on spark for snacky type events.

BMPARK123 SparkPoints: (1,698)
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9/12/12 11:09 A

Gentlemen... The air has begun to turn, and there is defiantly a certain crispness in the morning. We all know that means it is football season. Normally, I have people over to the house on Saturdays and Sundays for the days events. There is beer and other adult beverages involved, plus all the really delicious, horrible for you, foods. Anyone have and suggestions for food to serve that still has the tailgating feel and flavor without the gobs of fat? For opening weekend, NFL, I served naked chicken breast strips with a few different dipping sauces, and people were happy with those, but I stayed away from my chili cheese nacho dip... Needless to say, people were looking forward to its fatty goodness. Ill stick to the chicken, but I really need a dip that people will like.
Thanks in advance!

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