RECIPE: Sweet & Savory Dips

SAVORY: Creamy Avocado Dip

  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt

  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and seeded

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 3 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper

  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice

  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin

  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

  • Pita chips, tortilla chips, cut up veggies (for serving)

  • Place the yogurt, avocados, garlic, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, and cumin in a blender or food processor. Mix until smooth. 

  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  • Scrape dip into a serving bowl and serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, or cut up veggies.

Makes 4 servings.

SWEET: Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

  • 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1/4 cup skim or almond milk

  • 1 tbs sugar-free instant butterscotch (or vanilla) dry pudding mix

  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 3-6 packets stevia, or to taste (or sweetener of choice to taste)

Optional toppings
  • gingersnaps

  • light whip cream

  • Place everything in a blender, and blend until smooth. 

  • Serve immediately or cover and place in the refrigerator until chilled — at least one hour. 

  • Top with light whip cream and/or crushed gingersnap cookies if desired!