Monday, May 21, 2012

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As the weather gets warmer, try this cool, refreshing Cucumber Yogurt Dip.  This recipe is a great appetizer to share at a barbeque or picnic and will save you calories and fat compared to other less healthy appetizers. 


Cucumber Yogurt Dip


Servings: 6

Ingredients:
2 large cucumbers
2 cups low-fat plain yogurt
½ cup non-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh dill
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup baby carrots

1.        Peel, seed, and grate 1 cucumber.  Slice the other cucumber and set to the side.
2.        Mix grated cucumber, yogurt, sour cream, lemon juice, dill, and garlic in a bowl.  Let chill for 1 hour.
3.        Place tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, and carrots on a plate and serve with the dip.

This great recipe from Choosemyplate.gov provides you with 1 ¼ cup of veggies and ¼ cup of dairy!

Bon’App says a serving of this recipe has 11 grams of sugar, 115 mg of salt, 1 gram of bad fat, 7 grams of protein, and 3 grams of fiber, and only 110 calories!

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