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Healthy 'Everythingtarian' Shows Holiday Dips

Published On: Dec 28 2011 08:41:03 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 28 2011 02:05:03 AM CST

Lightened-Up Buffalo Chicken Dip Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10-15 minutes

  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 cup plain 2% or 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing or hot sauce
  • 1 t garlic powder

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour into a 8x8-inch baking dish and sprinkle with an additional thin layer of cheddar cheese. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until dip is warm and cheese is melted.

Makes 4 cups

Tofu Tarragon Dip Prep time: 10 minutes

  • 2 (12-oz) packages silken soft tofu, drained
  • 2 T white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 T olive oil
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 t minced garlic
  • 1 small sweet Vidalia onion, finely diced
  • 2 T fresh tarragon, julienned
  • salt + pepper, to taste
  • carrots, celery, pita chips and/or pretzels, for dipping

In a food processor or blender, puree tofu, vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic until smooth. Pour into a medium bowl. Fold in onion and tarragon, and season to taste. Refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours (preferably overnight) to let flavors soak in. Enjoy with your choice of dippers!

Makes 3 1/2 cups

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