Chip and Dip Bowl Giveaway!

When I attended the Healthy Living Summit, I was fortunate enough to go on a tour of the Frito Lay plant in Wisconsin. I learned so much about Frito Lay chips and was quite impressed at all of the steps they are taking to make healthier and greener products.

Now, you all know I’m a chip addict. But I also love dips! I love dips of nearly every kind – bean dips, fruit dips, taco dips, veggie dips, chips dips, etc. However, I’m quite aware that dips often contain high amounts of calories, fat, sugar, and sodium. That’s why I was so glad the girls at Frito Lay sent me a fantastic dip recipe made out of plain Greek yogurt.  Take a look at the recipe – it’s so much healthier than most dips. Hint – it only has 45 calories per serving!

Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Dip

Serves: 8; Serving Size: ¼ cup

Ingredients:

  • 1 English cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, and seeded
  • 1 ½ cups nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Cumin to taste

Directions:

  • Grate cucumber halves by hand or chop in a food processor until coarse, but not mushy. Place grated/chopped cucumber in a strainer and cover with a paper towel to squeeze out the excess juice. You may need to change the paper towel a few times.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, chives, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. Fold in the cucumber and season with salt and pepper. Add cumin to taste.
  • Refrigerate until chilled, about an hour.
  • Nutrition Information (per ¼ cup serving):

    45 calories, 5 g protein, 3 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 2 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium

    The other day I was craving something crunchy and salty, so I promptly made this dip and paired it with some Frito Lay SunChips. Fantastic! The creamy, spicy dip was a perfect combo with my SunChips, although I probably ate more chips than the dip! But hey, they have 18g of whole grains per ounce!

    Frito Lay Giveaway

    As I mentioned last night, I will be doing more giveaways in the future. And guess what? I have another one for you right now! Frito Lay has graciously offered to give one of my readers a fabulous Crate and Barrel chip and dip bowl, with extra dip bowls. Plus, they are throwing in a bag of Lay’s, SunChips, and Tostitos Scoops!. And all of this just in time for Labor Day weekend! I sooo wish I could enter this giveaway myself! But because I can’t, I’m giving it to one of you.

    How to Enter

    All you have to do to enter is either:

    • Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Frito Lay product OR
    • Tweet/retweet this post on Twitter

    You must enter the giveaway by 9 PM Eastern on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. After that, I will pick a random entrant and post the winner on the my blog. Easy peasey, don’t ya think?

    Good Luck! Now, let’s get snacking!

    Comments

    1. I love French onion and harvest chedder sunships! I am addicted! Just wish the bag wasn’t so noisey! Now everyone knows when I am snacking!

    2. I really like Baked Lays. They’re not all greasy and still taste good!

    3. Baked Sour Cream & Onion. My all time favorite since I was a kid, only a bit healthier. 🙂

    4. I am a chip-aholic, but I was never a fan of Lay’s because they tasted too salty to me. Enter the Lightly Salted Lay’s. I’m pretty sure Frito Lay has found potato chip perfection.

    5. Cindy Waffles says:

      The Baked Original Lays are fun to munch on. Not too greasy and not too salty.

    6. Oooh, that cucumber-yogurt dip sounds fabulous! (And easy, too!)

      Totally the perfect complement for some original flavor Sun Chips (my absolute favorite–nutty, salty, and sweet all at once.)

    7. Fun giveaway! I LOVE Sun Chips. So delicious.

    8. Lisa (Sobieski)smith says:

      Jennifer,
      I love the sun chips…my kids like the garden salsa I like any flavor…

      Lisa

    9. I love Sunchips even in that horribly loud compostable bag!

    10. I like the Baked Sour Cream & Onion as well. They don’t give you that heavy greasy feeling in your stomach.

    11. Jennifer C. says:

      I love the Baked Lays and the Lime Tostitos!

    12. Mmm… I love dip. All kinds, and I will definitely have to try this one. 🙂

      My favorite are Cheddar Sun Chips NOM !

    13. I know they aren’t good for me, but I love Cheetos, the flaming hot kind.

      I JUST had an amazing yogurt+cucumber salad, so this recipe is PERFECT. I have to try it soon!

    14. My favorite Frito Lay product is their Tostito’s salsa. It’s all natural!

    15. I tweeted too! 😀

    16. I also tweeted this post!

    17. I looove Fritos 🙂

    18. My favorite right now is Sun Chips. the original or the harvest cheddar. Mmmmm Crunchy chips. mmmmm

    19. I am a Dorito Fanatic! I also like the Classic Potato Chips! This is a great giveaway. I also tweeted it.