Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fruit Dip and Vegetable Dip makeovers

When we have social gatherings or parties we almost always give someone the "chips and dip" assignment. it is a common known fact that most chips are fried, processed, and full of sodium. And dips aren't better one bit. The mayonnaise or sour cream based dips are full of fat.... and seasonings. Yummmm seasoned fat! No way! As far as fruit dips they are just fat sweetened with equal parts sugar. If you are trying to eat healthier, lose weight, or just increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables, don't even default to having those items at your party. Eat healthier and help others do it too!

Vegetable Dip makeover
1 cups Low-fat Cottage Cheese
2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
1/4 teaspoons Pepper, Black
Serve with
2 servings Whole Wheat Pita
1/2 cups Carrots, Raw
1/2 cups Celery
1/2 cups Cucumber
1/2 cups Cherry Tomatoes

Fruit Dip makeover
6 ounces fat free sugar free yogurt (8 oz is fine too) (the Yoplait light works great for this)
1 (8 ounce) package fat free cream cheese
2 (1 g) packets Splenda sugar substitute
Serve with
Strawberries, Watermelon, Pineapple, and Grapes (or your favorite fruits)

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