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Chips & ________

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?

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

      1. 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

          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?

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

            1. 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. 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

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

                  1. re: Emme

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


                2. 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

                  1. I love a good spinach and artichoke dip!

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                    1. re: wildfire

                      Spinach and artichoke dip
                      Melted cheese
                      Sour cream

                      1. Veggie dip is my fav.

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

                            1. Refried beans, warmed up, or baked beans.