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Chips and Dips Get a Healthy Makeover

Skip Chips and Slim Down Dips for Healthier Party Fare

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JNJ300
I make "chips" by thinly slicing turnip or jicama. Report
I don't care for dip. Report
Kale chips! Yum! Report
When making dips, use plain yogurt. Using plain yogurt and stevia sweetner is a wonderful dip for fresh fruits. Place the stevia leaves in and around the fruit for decoration. Report
I like to make my own pita chips from the whole wheat pita bread one can purchase at Trader Joe's. They're 100% whole wheat with no additives, preservatives or sugar. It's easy and tasty! Here's how:

Cut the pita bread rounds in half. Separate top from bottom. Cut each half into 3 slices (Pie shaped). Arrange the pieces on a baking sheet, smooth side down. Brush the rough side lightly with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sprinkle lightly with seasalt. Bake 4 minutes at 400 degrees. Flip them over and bake another 4 minutes. Crunchy and everyone loves them! Report
ANNEV2012
Better than all of these suggestions...watch at least half the game from your treadmill or exercise bike, then indulge a little!!! Report
A great low fat onion dip.. Low fat cream cheese, 1/4 cup finely chopped onion.. warm cream cheese to room temperature add onion, slowly add warm water and mix, add warm water till you get it the thickness you desire, Our family uses it with veggies, pretzels, baked chips, flatbread crackers.. Report
I'll have to try to find some whole wheat pretzels some time.

Check out my recent blog post for some healthy recipes for Super Bowl Sunday!

http://health4lifekc.blogspot.com/2012/0
1/super-bowl-party-snack-ideas.html Report
when i make dip i use fat free plain yogurt and soup mix and i dip baby carrots and celery sticks i also like to use hummus for dipping i like it with chicken and pita bread Report
Yes, I think it's supposed to say "boost fiber." Report
"Boost" nutrition is what I have to think was the intended idea. It obviously cuts fat and calories :) I puree garbanzos (inspired by hummus) and put that in dips in place of half the creamy or fatty ingredients and it's wonderful.
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"Swap puréed white beans for half the mayo in creamy dips to boost calories and cut fat."

Is this supposed to say "boost?" Mayo usually seems to have more than enough calories. Am guessing it should be "cut" instead... Report
I recently discovered greek yogurt as a substitute in dips. I find it is a yummy replacement for sour cream with the same tang but less fat. Report
Awesome dip.. low on calories. easy to make..
16 oz package low fat cream cheese 1/2 small onion diced very fine.. water
bring cream cheese to room temperature.. add onion.. mix well.. add warm water till it gets to the dip consistency you like.. Report
Fat free, low fat or regular GREEK YOGURT is a great addition to dips to replace mayo or sour cream!! Report

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