This recipe came about when I was working with an overweight, teen client, who became motivated to lose weight when he overheard other students making fun of him. He wanted to change but did not want to “diet”. With the help of his mother, we made notes of what he liked to eat and tried to make healthier versions of his favorite foods. I developed this recipe because he loved chips and dips. He would normally have potato chips and onion dip after school. That was his snack everyday with a can of soda! That had to change!
At his house, we made this dip and served it with a number of items, like carrots, homemade pita chips, pretzels and even replaced mayonnaise on his sandwiches. The young man lost 30 pounds by making food changes. He admitted he never felt like he was missing out on his old food choices. He even made this dip for his friends and loved that his friends liked it, without knowing all the healthy ingredients.