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Chickpea Dip with Fresh Vegetables (Serves 4)







Ingredients:

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (known as garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup plain lowfat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 2 medium celery stalks, sliced
  • 1/2 cup snap peas

Directions:

1. Put the first eight ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.  Serve at room temperature with vegetable slices and snap peas.

Per serving: 11g protein, 4g fat, 34g carbohydrates, 211 calories

Recipe Courtesy of Network for a Healthy California

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Fruit Dip (Serves 4)







Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-ounce) container lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons 100% orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 medium red apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 medium pear, cored and sliced
  • 1 medium plum, sliced
  • 8 large strawberries

Directions:

1. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, orange juice, lime juice, and brown sugar; mix well.

2. Serve dip in a bowl on a large plate and surround with fruit.

Per serving: 4g protein, 1g fat, 32g carbohydrates, 140 calories

Recipe Courtesy of Network for a Healthy California

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Mix & Match Yogurt Snack (Serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 1 1/3 cups granola or other ready-to-eat cereal
  • 1 cup vanilla, French vanilla or fruit-flavored lowfat yogurt

Directions:

Stir cereal into yogurt and serve.

Per serving: 9g protein, 11g fat, 129mg calcium, 30g carbohydrates, 242 calories

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Dip A Veggie Doo Da Dip (Serves 5)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh vegetables (broccoli, peppers, mushrooms, cauliflower, baby carrots)
  • 1 cup plain lowfat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 envelope dry/powdered salad dressing mix

Directions:

  • Wash, peel, and chop vegetables into bite-size pieces.
  • Stir yogurt, mayonnaise, and salad dressing mix together; cover and keep refrigerated.

Per serving: 3g protein, 9.5g fat, 92 mg calcium, 4g carbohydrates, 112 calories

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Peanut Butter (No Jelly) Dip (Serves 5)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain lowfat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbs. milk

Directions:

  • Combine yogurt, peanut butter and milk until evenly mixed and smooth.
  • Serve with baked chicken nuggets or fish sticks.

Per serving: 6g protein, 7g fat, 102mg calcium, 6g carbohydrates, 109.5 calories
* May pose a choking threat to children under age four.

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Pledge of Allegiance Parfaits (Serves 2)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 cups vanilla or French vanilla lowfat yogurt

Directions:

Fill the bottom of parfait glasses with strawberries. Add yogurt and blueberries, and then repeat layers in original order. Top with a flag decoration and serve.

Per serving: 4g protein, 1g fat, 450 mg calcium, 16.5g carbohydrates, 85 calories

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