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Healthy and Fresh Appetizers for Outdoor Parties

Appetizers and finger foods can be the most exciting part of a meal – sometimes they even steal the show from the main dish itself. In the summertime, chips and dips might be convenient but they aren’t always the healthiest pair.

Next time you need a healthier appetizer or hors d’oeuvre, ditch the bag of chips and store-bought salsa and make slimmer versions of your favorite meal starters.

Instead of Ranch or Onion Dip…
Blue Cheese Dip. Most prepackaged dips and mixes have a lot of calories, fat, sodium and even sugar. Making your own, especially one perfect for the Atkins Diet, is a healthier alternative to your store-bought standby.


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Healthy and Fresh Picnic Side Dishes

On picnics and at barbecues, it isn’t often the main dishes that contribute the most calories to the meal. Side dishes, picnic salads and desserts can all be heavy and high-calorie if you aren’t careful to limit the oil, dairy and other indulgent ingredients.

Make a few simple swaps next time you plan a picnic or outdoor dinner party to shave hundreds off calories off your summer meals.

Dips

Carrot Hummus: Baby carrots are often used as a dipping vehicle for this chickpea-packed Middle Eastern spread, but this recipe incorporates carrots within. Serve over whole grain crackers or whole wheat pita bread – or even with raw veggie sticks for even more nutrition.

Herbed Dip for Veggies: If you want to up your veggie intake at your next picnic, ditch the chips and whip up a dip for your favorite vegetables that uses light sour cream and silken tofu.


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10 Fresh Ways to Enjoy Guacamole and Salsa: It’s Not Just for Chips!

Don’t miss our Wholly Guacamole Giveaway!

Everyone wants to cut calories from their diet, but rarely are we as quick to be willing to cut flavor. I’ve learned over the years that the healthier foods actually have more flavor. More flavor and food that’s better for you? That, I believe, is what they call a win-win!

Condiments add pointless calories to meals faster than anything else. Spreads, dips, sauces and dressings are diet saboteurs, and while you might think giving up sour cream, salad dressing and mayo will force you to abandon good taste, our yummy tips save you calories and offer more flavor.

We’ve mentioned before that we love Wholly Guacamole and Salsa. Unlike a lot of packaged guacamole brands, there are real Haas avocados in each container, along with onion, garlic, tomatoes, jalapenos and cilantro. It’s a healthy snack at 45 calories per serving. So healthy that the brand is now the official Guacamole and Salsa of Biggest Loser.

We came up with ten swaps and recipes that use guacamole and salsa to cut calories while increasing flavor. We promise it works if you just try!
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Holy Chips and Salsa! It’s a Wholly Guacamole Giveaway!

It’s true, we can’t say enough good things about Wholly Guacamole and Wholly Salsa. When a food brand uses real ingredients, keeps calories low and doesn’t rely on artificial this or that AND manages to make it taste great, who wouldn’t love that?

We want you to find out for yourself. That’s why we’re giving five DietsInReview.com readers a cooler full of Wholly Guacamole and Wholly Salsa, as well as cool swag like a T-shirt.

This pack of guac can be yours, you just need to leave a comment below telling us your favorite way to eat guacamole or salsa – or both!


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