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Spicy Dill Yogurt Dip

30 May

Looking for a dip with a little bit of zip?  How about one that you can load up on instead of measuring by the tablespoon?  Here is a great recipe for Spicy Dill Yogurt Dip.  This also make a great salad dressing!  If you like a thinner dressing, just whisk in a little bit of milk or try this recipe with regular plain yogurt instead of Greek!

This dip is measured out for 1/2 cup of yogurt, so you can easily multiply it as many times as you need for your next gathering!

 

Spicy Dill Yogurt Dip

  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed, dried
  • 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, fresh minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional or can add more if you like)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until smooth and well combined.

Enjoy!

 

 

Spinach Dip

05 Jul

Photo from Knorr

This afternoon I had some time to play around in the kitchen and was in the mood for snacking.  Here is a recipe remake that is sure to keep your tastebuds happy!  I have always had a weakness for creamy dips and spreads at parties and barbecues so I decided to make one that I could feel good about eating.  Typically this vegetable dip package calls for mayonaise and sour cream, but I used plain greek non-fat yogurt, which is only 60 calories in 1/2 cup and double the protein of regular yogurt!  Plus, greek yogurt is thicker than regular yogurt, so the texture stays very close to regular spinach dip.  I have been enjoying this dip with special k multi-grain crackers or celery sticks,  but torn french or Hawaiian bread is another crowd pleaser.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Spinach Dip

  • 1 pkg knorr vegetable dip mix
  • 3 cups non fat greek yogurt, plain (I prefer Greek Gods)
  • 1 can water chestnuts, finely chopped 
  • 1 pkg frozen spinach, thawed, all excess water squeezed out

Place all ingredients in mixing bowl and stir until well combined.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

 
 

Whipped Sorbet

23 Jun

Are you looking for a guilt free way to indulge this summer?  Here is a cool and easy recipe that can even count as a serving of fruit for the day!

 

 

 

 

 

Whipped Sorbet

  • 3 large bananas, peeled and frozen
  • 3 cups frozen berries (i used mixed strawberry, blueberry, and blackberry)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy, stopping to scrap down the sides of the bowl occasionally.  It will be the consistency of soft serve ice cream.  Enjoy!  (for a real treat top with spoonful of your favorite greek yogurt)