I know that on my Facebook page I have mentioned that We LOVE The Chicago White Sox in our house. Sometimes on game night ( game night is almost every night during the summer). We will make a ” snacky” dinner and just eat it as we watch the baseball game.
My son is 8 months old, so we can get away with not eating around the table some nights. I have a feeling next year will be different.
The other night for dinner I made a few ” skinny dips” I wanted our ” snacky” dinner to still be healthy, so I created Bell Pepper Scoop chips!
It was a great way to scoop up all of our yummy dip without all those calories ( or carbs)
The best part about this dinner is that it took barely any time to make it!
Here are two recipes I used for Healthier dips.
Skinny Salsa Dip
* 2 Chicken breasts
* 1 Jar of Salsa
* 1 handful of non fat shredded cheese. ( almost any cheese will work)
1) Cut the chicken into small pieces
2) Saute chicken in a saucepan
3) Once the chicken is cooked. Add a jar of salsa and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
4) When your chicken and salsa are nicely mixed, take off the heat
5) Add the cheese and stir.
Pea and avocado Hummus
* 1 can of mushy green peas
* 1 avocado
* I clove of garlic
* 1 tablespoon of lime juice. or the juice from 1 lime
* salt and pepper
* hot sauce to taste, if you please.
Place all the ingredients into a food processor and mix to the consistency you prefer!
Okay, back to my scoop peppers.
I purchased some Locally grown organic bell peppers. Are these not the prettiest peppers?
In order to turn these bell peppers into ” Scoop” chips. Try to cut them up in order to make each piece as ” scoopy” as possible. Some will be ” Scoopier” then others.
When I ate this for dinner. I was surprised on how fast these peppers filled me up. These peppers are crunchy and crisp. The scoops fit a nice amount of dip. This is also a nice light snack or dinner for a hot summer evening. Also, I think that Bell Pepper Scoop Chips work well with Mexican themed dips.
I really enjoyed these, and I will most defiantly be eating these again. This was a great ” light” dinner.
Well the White Sox lost to the Red Sox that particular evening. At least I had a great dinner to eat while I was watching the game!!