February 1: Lunchbreak - Healthy Game Day Appetizers
Julie Upton

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Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip with Dill
Makes 2 cups

1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 cup fat-free Greek Yogurt
1-2 tsp. dried dill weed (depending on how much you like dill)
Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Seasoning Packet (or any other brand of Ranch Dip Seasoning)
1-2 tsp. onion powder (can also use finely grated onion if you don't have onion powder)

Put cottage cheese in food processor with steel blade and process about one minute, until cottage cheese is well blended. (It will not be completely smooth.) Add yogurt, dill weed, onion powder, Hidden Valley Ranch Dip (or other brand) seasoning packet. Blend about 30 seconds more, until all ingredients are well combined. Chill several hours before using.

Gridiron Guacamole

5 ripe Hass Avocados, peeled and seeded
2 Tbs lemon juice
1/2 large onion, chopped
11 tomato, diced
2 cloves, crushed
1 cup low-fat Cheddar cheese, grated
2 green chilies, diced
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped

In a large mixing bowl, coarsely mash avocados, leaving some chunks. Stir in lemon juice. Fold in remaining ingredients and serve.

Green Goddess Dip (from the Amazing Avocado)

1 1/2 cups plain, fat-free Greek-style yogurt
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 medium ripe avocado, diced
1 Tbs chopped basil
1 Tbs chopped cilantro
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dried dill
1 tsp ground mustard
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 to 1 tsp salt (optional)

Combine the yogurt, buttermilk, avocado, basil, cilantro, Worcestershire sauce, dill, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and salt (if desired) in a food processor or blender. Process or blend until smooth. Store in the refrigerator. The dressing keeps about 3 days.

Skinny Guacamole

2 ripe medium Hass Avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
1 large ripe tomato, diced
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro
juice of 1 large lime
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt

In medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Toss well maintain chunky consistency and serve immediately.