Guilt Free Dips and Dressings

Now you can make Guilt Free Dips and Dressings with this basic recipe. 1 Weight Watcher Smart point per Tablespoon.  There are 3 flavour suggestions to get you started but there are as many possible combinations as there are herbs and spices.

There is built in portion control here because this recipe is quite runny.  So instead of capturing a teaspoon of cream cheese and mayonnaise on the end of that celery stick you get a flavourful coating that saves you a whack of calories over the course of that veggie tray!

Vegetable Tray

Because it is very fluid you can also use it a dressing over greens and salads.

Three Guilt Free Dips

This is the time of year we start dreaming about our beach bodies.

I checked the Smart Points on this dip using low 3.5 % at sour cream and Kirkland light mayonnaise.  They both came out to 1 Smart Point per Tablespoon.

The mayonnaise base won out for the dip because it was just a bit tangier.

The sour cream was no slouch though either and is a great topper for a potato or salad dressing, such as a cucumber salad or tomato salad. I am dreaming of grape tomatoes and green onions and the sour cream as a dressing as we speak.

The recipe uses 1/4 cup as a base because a little of this really goes a long way as a dip or dressing.  Of course you can double it to suit your needs.

Just toss the ingredients into your blender and blend til smooth.

Base Dip/Dressing

1/4 cup Light mayonnaise or 3.5% sour cream

1/4 cup water

Ranch Flavour

add 1/4 package Club House Dry Ranch Dressing to the Base Dip/Dressing and stir til well blended.

Onion Dip

Replace 1/4 cup of water with 3 Tbsp water + 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar.  Add 1/4 package on dry onion soup mix to the base and stir til well blended.

Green Onion

Replace 1/4 cup of water with 3 1/2 Tbsps water + 1/2 Tbsp of white wine vinegar. Add 1/4 tsp garlic powder and 2 green onions (white part and tender green part of stems). Blend with base until smooth.

 

Since the consistency of this dip is so fluid you can easily use it as a salad dressing as well.  I have some Club House spice mixed called Smouldering Smoked Applewood that has a bit of a Tex Mex feel to it.  I think that would be good with a Southwestern type salad.  I also have a 3 Italian spice blend that would be good in a romaine salad with tomatoes and pepperoncinis.

The only limit on flavouring this base is your imagination!

Nutrition for  1 Tbsp of the base dressing is 42 calories, 5.2 grams fat, .8 Sat Fat,  .7 grams sugar, .2 grams protein.

 

Now you can make Guilt Free Dips and Dressings with this basic recipe. 1 Weight Watcher Smart point per Tablespoon.  There are 3 flavour suggestions to get you started but there are as many possible combinations as there are herbs and spices.

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