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saacnmama Mar 25, 2008 07:19 PM

My son (5 yrs old) loves chips, but not salsa. I think salsa's OK, but am not wild about it. I love guacamole, but don't need the fat grams, and he doesn't like it any more. Does anyone have any suggestions for what else is yummy with chips?

  1. sarah galvin Mar 25, 2008 07:25 PM

    My favourite is salsa verde. Yummy and no fat. And not spicy, if you don't want it to be.

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      valerie Mar 25, 2008 07:32 PM

      What about mango salsa? I love this one...


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        smartie Mar 25, 2008 08:12 PM

        how about hummus?

        or taramasalata - never seen it in the USA but you could make it if you can find a Greek grocery store that sells the jars of cod roe and then look for a recipe. My kids used to devour it at a young age and still like it, though I have yet to try to make it myself. In the UK all the supermarkets sell it ready made.

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        1. re: smartie
          Ali Mar 26, 2008 06:28 AM

          You can definitely get taramasalata in the US - premade and jarred is easier than find than the homemade stuff, though. I think even my local supermarket has it. Admittedly, it might be something the OP might not be able to get where she is, but I've seen in TX stores before, so it's not entirely impossible.

          But taramasalata with chips? I'm going to have to try that. What kind of chips are we talking about here?

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          slowfoodgrrl Mar 25, 2008 09:15 PM

          baba ganoush! especially homemade
          creamy dip made with low-fat sour cream or yogurt and whatever seasonings (I like to add a packet of ranch dressing mix or onion soup mix to a pint of low-fat sour cream as a special chips and dip while watching t.v. splurge. I do this maybe once a year since I don't keep the mix around, but I really should more often now that I think about it.)

          1. maplesugar Mar 25, 2008 09:32 PM

            Tzatziki is a fave around here and if it's made with lowfat yogurt it's not so high in calories/fat. :)

            1. Emme Mar 25, 2008 11:49 PM

              Cottage cheese (my ex LOVED cottage cheese w/ wheat thins too)

              Is caponata too salsa like?

              Knorr's Spinach Dip w/ Artichoke Hearts made w/ NF or LF sour cream or yogurt

              Greek or Total Yogurt (0 or 2%) mixed with seasoning mix (like ranch or Lipton's onion soup mix) and/or dill

              Pureed and chilled butternut squash or sweet potatoes w/ cinnamon, depending upon your taste

              I even love chips topped w/ caramelized onions, rings or chopped

              1. chowser Mar 26, 2008 05:37 AM

                Would he eat a black bean dip?


                You can buy it pre-made, too.

                My kids like baked nachos. Lay them out on a baking sheet, top w/ sauteed onions, mushrooms, lean ground beef or turkey, sprinkle w/ cheese (or not, if you want to keep fat down).

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                1. re: chowser
                  Emme Mar 29, 2008 07:56 PM

                  Guiltless Gourmet makes a fantastic jarred bean dip. Love it.

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                    chowser Mar 30, 2008 08:38 AM

                    So does Desert Pepper Trading Company. It's got a nice kick to it. I could eat it plain!


                2. Passadumkeg Mar 26, 2008 05:55 AM

                  chile, con queso, hot pinto bean blended w/ cheese, black bean and sweet corn salsa, warmed peanut butter (like a sate sauce), hot crab dip, tarmasalata, diced fish sticks?
                  Bueno suerte

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                    wildfire Mar 26, 2008 07:43 AM

                    I love a good spinach and artichoke dip!

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                      BellaDonna Mar 28, 2008 11:50 PM

                      Spinach and artichoke dip
                      Melted cheese
                      Sour cream

                    2. Kholvaitar Feb 21, 2013 06:29 AM

                      Chocolate dipped--

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                        cstr Feb 21, 2013 06:38 AM

                        Veggie dip is my fav.

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                          AngelaID Feb 21, 2013 12:49 PM

                          Cheese dip. I take one can of mild cheese dip and about 1/4 of a can of Nacho cheese dip. I like mine on the mild side.


                          Not sure what you call it, but I melt some Velveeta, add some cooked ground beef with taco seasoning, and dump in half a jar of salsa and melt it all together.

                          1. alliegator Feb 21, 2013 01:09 PM

                            Plain potato chips and Thai sweet chili sauce. No, I'm not head injured--it's actually good!

                            1. blue room Feb 21, 2013 02:43 PM

                              Refried beans, warmed up, or baked beans.

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