My first action was to prepare and cut vegetables for quick and easy snacking. I usually don't like just munching on raw celery, but am quite willing when it's coated with a savory, creamy dip. The recipe below is my version of Ranch Dip. It's nonfat and very high in protein and calcium because the base is simply nonfat cottage cheese. It takes only minutes to prepare and tastes great! I hope everyone reading this post will join me to play the Health Seeker Game (http://www.healthseekergame.org/) and invite all your friends to join, too.
Cheesy, Creamy Nonfat Dip
(Makes 1 serving)
½ cup non-fat cottage cheese
herbs & spices of your choice
I chose the following from my cabinet: onion powder, parsley, pinch of dill weed, dried chives, pinch of paprika, sprinkle of garlic powder, salt & pepper.
1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Serve with cut vegetables.
Nutritional Information for the entire recipe (not including vegetables): 80 calories, 6 g carbohydrate, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 410 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 14 g protein.
Recipe by Kathy Sheehan, copyright 2011