Thursday, June 4, 2009

Healthy Snack Recipes

For a lot of us, summertime means barbeques, and potluck get togethers, picnics and perhaps beachside refreshments or boating beverages. There really is no reason to let your weight loss programs take a backseat this time of year. I'll share with you some healthy recipes that can replace the typical summertime indulgences of ice cream cones, potato salad and hot dogs without replacing the fun of summertime nosh!

This Red Pepper dip makes an excellent low calorie and delicious appy! Try it at your next get together or for an afternoon snack!

**For those of you using the Soccer Mom Weight Loss Program, count one serving as 1 carbohydrate**

Roasted Red Pepper dip

1/4 Cup Fresh Basil, chopped
1 Tsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 Can (16 ounce) Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 Bottle (7 ounce) Roasted Red Peppers, rinsed and drained
1 Large Garlic clove
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Ground Black Pepper

Place first 5 ingredients in food processor and process until smooth. While processor is running, slowly add oil. Stir in salt and black pepper. Serve with crisp fresh vegetables.

Per serving (1/4 cup)
Calories: 62
Fat: 3.5 g
Carb: 5.9
Protein: 1.5 g

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  1. Thanks for the comment on my blog! Your dip sounds delicious. A cross between dip and hummus.

  2. mmmmmm Roasted Red Pepper Dip. My wife is gonna try this one this weekend. :-)

  3. This sounds really good! Thanks for the recipe.

    Thanks for the comment/following my blog also!