Score big with these easy game-day dips
When it comes to game-day eats, dips are an iconic part of the snack spread for a reason: they’re great for a group, easy to throw together, and perfect for nibbling throughout the day. The downside? Classic dips (and the chips that go with them) can be hazardous to weight loss.
The key to keeping dips weight loss friendly is by swapping the usual sour cream, mayo and cream cheese for hearty, filling Free Food ingredients. Free Food is wholesome, everyday food you can find in any grocery store, and you can eat as much as you like with Slimming World.
Here’s how to dip it good with Free Food staples:
- Canned beans: Convenient, inexpensive, and loaded with 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, green onions, lime juice, and cilantro in a food processor until zesty and 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 the dips with crunchy sliced veggies like cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers, cauliflower florets, whole lettuce leaves, or strips of cooked chicken, with skin and visible fat removed.