White Onion Dip

Healthier Holiday Gatherings

(NAPSA) – The holidays don’t have to be all about overindulging.

‘A little planning can go a long way in helping you stay healthy and enjoy the holidays without regret,’ says Tammi Hancock, a registered dietitian. ‘An occasional small treat will help keep you from feeling deprived, but try to keep it to one per day.’ Here are a few other tips and tricks to enjoying healthy and happy holidays:

Don’t Go Hungry: It’s tough not to dive into the buffet or hit the appetizers hard if you’re famished when you arrive at a holiday get-together. Try eating a filling and healthy snack such as apples with peanut butter before the event to help you avoid temptation and make healthier choices. Skip the buffet if you can; or try using a smaller plate so you don’t feel tempted to pile it on or end up feeling deprived.


Gifts From the Heart: Everyone enjoys a holiday cookie exchange or a homemade gift basket of goodies. This year, really wow them with cookies or gifts that are as healthy as they are tasty. It’s easy to do with a few simple substitutions. Replace regular butter in your favorite holiday cookies and treats with lighter spreads such as Smart Balance(r) Butter Blend Stick; it has the same flavor and cooking qualities without all the saturated fat and cholesterol.

Better Potluck: Instead of bringing a decadent treat or another trans fat-laden dip, lighten up; your friends and family will appreciate the taste and nutrition. Try switching to one of Smart Balance’s new sour cream varieties to make great-tasting versions of your favorite dips. Along with great taste, you’ll be adding vitamins D and E as well as calcium to the mix.

White Onion Dip

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Makes6 2-Tbsp Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Smart Balance Sour Cream and Omega-3s & Vitamins D and E
  • 4 tablespoons milk of any Smart Balance variety
  • 1 cup white onion very finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and serve with fresh veggies.

Notes

Other Chef's Tip:
Save time before a party-prepare up to 2 hours in advance and refrigerate.
Additional Nutritional Information:
Per Serving: 22 mg omega-3 fatty acids, 2 mg omega-6 fatty acids.

Nutrition

Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Total Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 215mg | Fiber: 0g
Nutrition Facts
White Onion Dip
Amount per Serving
Calories
51
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
2.3
g
14
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0
g
Cholesterol
 
13
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
215
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
2
g
1
%
Fiber
 
0
g
0
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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