Seven-layer dip isn’t just for laying out as an appetizer at parties anymore. With its balanced macronutrients—protein from cheese, fiber from beans, healthy fats from guacamole, and antioxidants from salsa—we propose the 7-layer dip be reconsidered as one of the healthiest snacks for weight loss.
While traditional 7-layer dip recipes include a standard can of refried beans, we prefer to use nonfat refried beans to cut back on the less-than-healthy fats. We’re also sure to use low-sodium taco seasoning—you don’t need your healthy snack leaving you with a bloated belly, do you?
Last thing to cover before you dip in: your chips. Read our guide to The Best & Worst Tortilla Chips—Ranked! to find out which bag to buy. You can also eschew tortilla chips altogether and use carrot slivers, sliced sweet potato, endive leaves, or even low-carb keto crackers (which you’ll find on our guide to 11 Healthy Store-Bought Cracker Brands, According to Nutritionists.)
So TK, courtesy of Lose Weight Like Crazy Even if You Have a Crazy Life!
Makes 4 servings (approx. 1. cups each)
¼ cup sour cream
½ tsp. low-sodium taco seasoning
1 tsp. fresh lime juice
1 cup nonfat refried beans
½ cup guacamole
½ cup fresh salsa (or pico de gallo)
¼ cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
½ cup shredded romaine lettuce
¼ cup sliced black olives (drained)
3 cups carrot and celery sticks
How To Make It
- In a small bowl, combine sour cream, taco seasoning, and lime juice; set aside.
- In each of 4 small bowls or ramekins, layer. cup refried beans, 2 Tbsp. guacamole, 2 Tbsp. salsa, 1 Tbsp. sour cream mixture, 1 Tbsp. cheese, 2 Tbsp. shredded lettuce, and 1 Tbsp. black olives.
- Serve each bowl with. cup carrots and celery sticks for dipping.
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