Many of my friends across the pond will be gearing up for the great Super Bowl match on Sunday between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. I’m told a staggering amount of chips and dips are eaten during this time! One on-line food guru says that on average 1200 calories (and 50g fat) are consumed just in snacks alone…
Not many of them will be bariatric-friendly so I am posting a few here which you might just smuggle past the high-fat die-hards! I promise, one taste or scoop, and they won’t notice the difference. Serve with vegetable sticks, baked chips (like my tortilla based ones below) or roast swede/rutabaga chips.
The first is perhaps an all-time favourite – a Mexican style layered dip. At just 90 calories per serving (without dippers) and portioned individually it has the virtue of built-in portion control and is a genius way of serving that avoids a messy dip bowl. Enjoy and I hope your team wins!
MINI MEXICAN SUPER BOWL LAYERED DIP
1 X 215 g/7 oz can refried spicy beans (I used Discovery)
1 tbsp taco seasoning mix (if you have a very spicy bean mixture omit or add to strength liked)
100 g/3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
100 g/3/4 cup reduced-fat guacamole
100 g/1 cup fat-free salsa
50 g/1/2 cup low-fat grated/shredded Cheddar cheese (I used Weight Watchers)
1 medium red pepper/capsicum, cored, seeded and chopped
4 large spring onions/scallions, chopped
4 tbsp/1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander/cilantro
1. Mix the refried beans with the taco seasoning if used.
2. Layer the bean mixture, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, cheese, pepper/capsicum, spring onions/scallions and coriander/cilantro in 8 small glasses or bowls. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
WLS PORTION: 1/2-1
CALORIES PER PORTION: 90
Other ideas and recipes you can find on the website are:
Salsa and Guacamole (see recipe here)
Avocado Dip (see recipe here)
Pea, Cream Cheese and Tomato Dip (see recipe here)
Party Antipasto (see recipe here)
Swede/Rutabaga Chips (see recipe here)
Mini Mexican Layered Dip image courtesy of Weight Watchers