with all the flavor and less than half the fat of fried chips, popchips only taste like they should be bad for you. so, naturally, we love finding healthy dip recipes that cut the fat and keep the flavor!
healthy dip recipe #1: low fat layered mexican dip recipe (via shannon’s kitchen creations)
- 1 cup of fat free refried beans
- 1/4 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cups fresh guacamole
- 1/2 cup fat free sour cream
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 1 cucumber chopped
- 1 cup fresh salsa
- 1 head of finely chopped iceberg lettuce
- 2 cups chopped tomatoes
- 1/4 cup sliced black olives
mix the sour cream and taco seasoning together and set aside for 10 minutes to allow flavor to mingle. in a glass pie plate or 8 x 8 inch baking pan, layer the refried beans in the bottom so they are equally spread. top with guacamole and spread evenly. top with chopped cucumber, tomatoes and lettuce. top with salsa. sprinkle cheese over the top. place sour cream in a zip lock bag and cut off the end, do a zig zag pattern across the top of the dip. sprinkle with olives. serve with popped tortilla chips or veggies.
healthy dip recipe #2: best ever french onion dip (via iowa girl eats)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 large sweet onions, chopped
- salt & pepper
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 12oz plain greek yogurt
- 8oz 1/3-less fat cream cheese, at room temperature
heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. add onions, salt & pepper, worcestershire sauce, dried thyme, garlic powder, sugar, and beef broth then stir well. turn heat to high and bring broth to a boil, then turn heat back down to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are very soft and dark brown, about 35-40 minutes. if onions begin to burn, turn heat down to medium-low. remove onions to a plate or bowl then cool completely.
in a large bowl, stir together greek yogurt and cream cheese until smooth then fold in cooled onion mixture. spoon into a serving dish then serve with chips and veggies.
healthy dip recipe #3: chopped cherry salsa (via saucy dipper)
- 1 c. cherries, pitted and cut in quarters
- 1 shallot, chopped
- 1 jalapeno, chopped
- 1/4 c. cilantro, finely chopped
- 1/2 lime, juiced
chop it all up. throw it in a bowl. stir. chill for an hour or so. eat!