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Ranch Vegetable Dip

Written By: Chris - Jul• 01•13

I almost always have a fresh veggie tray out at social events.  I may think subconsciously that if I eat fresh vegetables, it helps me justify the other snacks that we typically have o choose from!  This is another simple, but delicious recipe I’ve had a few requests for lately.  Years ago, one of my sister in-laws had introduced us to a cold veggie tip that included cottage cheese, so I can’t take the credit for coming up with the idea, but I have changed mine up a bit.  I like the fact that it is very flavorful and the low-fat cottage cheese helps reduce the calorie intake and because it is filling, when added to this dip – it actually helps you eat less of the higher fat mayonnaise while remaining quite satisfying.

Cottage cheese is loaded with protein, much of it in the form of casein, which is a slow digesting form and although not as high as meat and poultry, it’s one of the best non-meat sources of protein around and helps reduce hunger for longer periods of time.  You could certainly use low-fat, or fat-free mayonnaise in this recipe, but I prefer the real thing and just less of it!

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Ingredients:

1 Cup Mayonnaise (Hellmann’s)
1 Cup 1% Low Fat Cottage Cheese
1/2 Cup Low Fat Sour Cream
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt (don’t over do it)
1 Packet Hidden Valley Ranch Mix
1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley
1/4 Cup Dry Dill

Simply cream all ingredients together and serve chilled.

Enjoy!

Cheers!
~Chris

 

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