Delicious Dips and Healthy Chips: Tips for Low-Calorie Snacking

Delicious Dips and Healthy Chips: Tips for Low-Calorie Snacking

Many people in the U.S. are revamping the way they eat. As more and more shift their diets to lighter, low-fat proteins mingled with complex carbohydrates, mid-morning or late afternoon snack time is not only inevitable, it’s advisable. You should, in fact, be fairly hungry every three to five hours when you’re eating right. So, those hunger pangs that visit you around 2 or 3 p.m. every day are completely healthy. Turning your snack time into something colorful and creative will encourage you to keep your lunches light and your metabolism firing. A Primer on Healthy Snacking The key to any snack is one that it’s high in good things and low in bad things. Good things include protein, fiber and whole grains. Bad things consist of too much saturated or hydrogenated fats, refined sugar, and excessive sodium. Usually, the choices are obvious, but it’s best to avoid processed foods, salty fried snacks (sadly, this still includes potato chips), cookies, and sweetened soft drinks. Prepare a Stash of Healthy Chips The more you give yourself healthy, fresh alternatives, the less you’ll turn to the dark side of convenience stores and vending machines at work. Eating light at lunch, like a half sandwich with a small salad, is a lot more appealing if you know that there is a delicious and savory snack waiting for you in the fridge. You can store healthy chip substitutes and dips in the kitchen at work or home to have ready for your mid-afternoon cravings. Because anything fried is high in calories, embrace anything that’s baked and non-sweetened. Whole wheat or whole grain crackers and baked chips are fast and...
A Delicious House Party Appetizer

A Delicious House Party Appetizer

Are you planning on throwing a house party? Perhaps you’re hosting a shower for a best friend or planning to invite your friends to come over to watch a sporting event;  We all know that party food choices are one major dilemma for party organizers.  This may lead to a stressful preparation if you don’t plan ahead.  While main dishes are the center of attraction, we can’t deny the fact that a delicious appetizer brings the crowd together. So I will give you a great recipe that will surely make every guest of yours want for more and remember the occasion. Before you prepare the ingredients, make sure to use only the best kitchenware.  I strongly recommend using our iKitchenPlus Chilled Dipping Bowls.  This bowl looks stylish and is break-resistant so you can grab it safely without worries.  The bowl sits securely on the ice container keeping your food fresh and chilled for hours.  Plus it comes with a lid so you can always store it in the fridge in case of leftovers. Now, let’s prepare the following ingredients for Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Homemade Chips.  You have two options to prepare the chips.  You can either bake your own chips for a tastier and delicious recipe or you can use a store-bought potato chips. Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Homemade Chips Via: the kitchn Yields 4 to 6 servings (2 cups dip and chips) For the chips: 1 pound small white or gold potatoes 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste For the dip: 8 ounces (1 cup) sour cream...