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Fareway Dietitian: Chip Dips

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USA Today reported the average Super Bowl viewer eats almost 2,000 calories during the game, and it would take three hours running at six MPH to burn off those calories.

32 percent of game viewers like dips and spreads the best.

How to save calories on those dips and spreads:

o Use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream

o Replace Ranch with Greek yogurt + Ranch seasoning packet

o Use fat free or low fat whenever possible

o Our buffalo chicken dip recipe has 73% less fat than traditional with only 96 calories per ¼ cup (plus it's easy!)

When attending a party:

o Scan the table before you fill your plate

o Indulge in dishes that you can only have on special occasions

o Offer to bring a dish to the party, so you can control ingredients

o Don't go hungry

o Don't "save up" your calories

o Be aware of liquid calories

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Makes 20 (1/4 cup) servings

Total time: varies

INGREDIENTS

2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken OR 2 cups shredded cooked chicken

2 (8 ounce) containers fat free cream cheese

1 (8 ounce) container fat free Greek yogurt

1 Tbsp. Ranch seasoning

¾ cup hot pepper sauce

1 cup cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

SEASON Greek yogurt with Ranch packet. For microwave, COMBINE all ingredients in microwave-safe dish. MICROWAVE, uncovered, on high for 5 minutes, or until hot, stirring half way through cooking. For crock pot, COMBINE all ingredients. PLACE mixture in small crock pot and COVER. HEAT on high for 1½ hours or until hot and bubble, or on low for 2½ to 3 hours. STIR and ENJOY.

Nutrition information per serving: 96 calories; 3 g fat; 2 g saturated fat; 25.7 mg cholesterol; 420 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 12 g protein

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