Holiday Appetizer: Veggies & Dip

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I always try to bring an appetizer that involves vegetables to the parties I go to because than I know I will have at least one healthy option to fill up on and I can have smaller tastes of other foods. Generally veggies and dip are a good idea – they taste great and they always get eaten! People appreciate veggies – especially if all of the other food is really heavy.

What kind of dip? You could make Hummus, Guacamole, Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip (we had at Camp this Summer)…the possibilities are endless. Since ranch-ish dip is usually a crowd pleaser here is a recipe:

  • 8 oz cup 0% Greek Yogurt (if you can’t find Greek Yogurt, use reduced-fat sour cream)
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp reduced-fat mayonaise
  • 1 Tbsp ranch dressing powder
  • Fresh herbs if possible: dill, chives, cilantro, parsley, etc.
  • Minced onion if desired

Stir together all ingredients and let chill for at least 1/2 hour. Serve with veggies! (2 Tbsp would be a good portion)

Veggies: carrots, celery, red or green peppers, cucumber, snow peas, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, grape tomatoes, etc.

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