Easy, tasty game-day dips
The countdown is on! Whether you’re passionate about the Patriots or rooting for the Rams, score big at your Super Bowl party with our healthy recipes for a hungry crowd.
Easy to throw together, and perfect for nibbling throughout the day, finger foods and dips make great game-day grub. And when you’re following Food Optimizing, our flexible and effective eating plan, there’s no need to call time-out on your favorite treats.
The key to keeping dips weight loss friendly is swapping the usual sour cream, mayo and cream cheese for flavorful Free Food—everyday ingredients you can eat freely to satisfy your appetite. Here’s how to kick off your big-game bash with some super-slimming Super Bowl snacks:
- Canned beans: Convenient, inexpensive, and a source of nutrients, canned beans are a dip’s best friend. Blend white beans with garlic and fresh herbs for an ultra-easy, flavor-packed spread, or whiz up black beans, tomatoes, scallions, lime juice, and cilantro in a food processor until smooth. Top with a sprinkle of crushed red pepper for added heat, if you like.
- Greek yogurt: Plain fat-free Greek yogurt is tangy, packed with protein, and an easy swap for sour cream as the base for cool and creamy dips. Try it stirred with diced roasted red peppers, garlic, parsley, and lemon juice.
- Fresh fruit and vegetables: Perk up a pico de gallo of fresh tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro with pineapple, or mix it up with mango. (Choose fresh or frozen fruit over canned varieties, to keep your weight loss safe.)
On the side: Serve your dips with crunchy sliced veggies like cucumbers, carrots and bell peppers; cauliflower florets, whole lettuce leaves, and strips of cooked skinless chicken. You can even plunge golden, home-cooked Slimming World fries into your dips—and that really is something to cheer about!
Try our exclusive 7-day Food Optimizing menu plan and start your slimming success story today.