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Low Calorie Dip for Crudite

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DaisyM Mar 8, 2009 12:31 PM

Does anyone have a dip that is low calorie AND delicious? Thank you!

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    schrutefarms RE: DaisyM Mar 8, 2009 12:49 PM

    Get light cream cheese, and put it in the food processor with store bought pesto. Or roasted red peppers.

    1. goodhealthgourmet RE: DaisyM Mar 8, 2009 12:59 PM

      Daisy, you should be able to find some great ideas here:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/363084
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/534224

      and this thread contains the recipe for my super-healthy black bean dip that always gets raves:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/581527

      1. Sam Fujisaka RE: DaisyM Mar 8, 2009 01:19 PM

        Low fat plain yogurt with Dijon mustard powder mixed in

        1. alwayscooking RE: DaisyM Mar 8, 2009 05:24 PM

          Tofu dip (and no one will ever know!)

          3-4 oz soft tofu, 1/2 inch ginger rough chop, 1C cilantro leaves, 3/4 wasabi, 3T tamari or other soy sauce, 2-3T sesame oil, 2T water, 2-3T rice wine vinegar

          Process well in a food processer and chill before using.

          1. Paula76 RE: DaisyM Mar 8, 2009 07:02 PM

            Homemade hummus
            Guacamole
            Cottage cheese with mixed herbs and spices

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              goodhealthgourmet RE: Paula76 Mar 8, 2009 07:15 PM

              hummus or cottage cheese - absolutely.

              but there's nothing low-cal about guac. yes, most of the calories come from healthy fats, but it's still a very calorie-dense preparation.

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                maplesugar RE: goodhealthgourmet Mar 8, 2009 09:54 PM

                ditto about the guac.

                I'd add tzatziki (made with lower fat yogurt) to the list of those already mentioned.

            2. Emme RE: DaisyM Mar 8, 2009 10:51 PM

              Saute together minced garlic, minced onions with a variety of finely chopped wild mushrooms in a little veggie broth (and alittle olive oil if desired), then reserve some, puree the rest and mix in the reserved for chunky texture along with some tarragon or parsley -- of course you can add other things like chopped roasted peppers or sundrieds or...

              Ratatouille makes a great dip - or even eggplant cooked with tomatoes and onion and herbs then mashed together.

              Fat free (or low fat if preferred) sour cream mixed with Lipton's Onion Soup Mix, some mushrooms, spinach and water chestnuts.

              Hummus can be done

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