Okay, they are actually really good any time but hey, I am not adverse to sticking a sprig of holly in any of them for good cheer! And they are definitely good for you no matter which you may enjoy. Well, guilt-free for me is what these are:
1. Mix one can salmon and one can tuna. That’s it.
Of course you may add No-Fat mayo, celery, green onions, what ever you please. But it really is good just as it is. Jenn (a lovely sweet friend of mine since she was a wee babe of four months and now in university) and I both think so, so that’s good enough for us, lol.
2. Mix equal parts refried beans and salsa. That’s it.
I prefer the refried beans with jalapeno pepper and extra hot chunky salsa but it doesn’t matter what you use, it always tastes great and I always feel great about eating it. So does every single person I’ve made it for. Milder for the kids in our lives, of course, but they all love it.
3. Traditional Spinach Dip Twisted My Way (ooops, nearly a song instead of a recipe, lol)
All I do is replace the mayo with No fat mayo and replace the sour cream with a plain, good quality yogurt. If sodium is a concern for any guests, you can even leave out the packaged vegetable soup and opt for fresh chopped veggies (my choices were green onions and red peppers finely chopped along with the water chestnuts, mmm, so good). Sure the dip may wind up being a little thinner but then, so will the eaters, lol.
Don’t forget to stuff the spinach dip into a hollowed out high fibre whole wheat round or other dark bread like pumpernickel. Even better bang for your nutritional bite with no after-guilt, I find.
CRACKERS? Yes, I am, lol.
As for the dips above, my personal favorite crackers of choice are Stoned Wheat Thins or broken chunks of Rye Krisp crackers. Either works for me and is much less freeing than any chip I can think of because I can never stop at one or two if the dip is really good.
Happy Holidays, Everyone, feel free to share any nutritious, easy to toss together goodies, love convenient, healthy eats!