Bell Pepper Scoop Chips

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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 
Ingredients 
* 2 Chicken breasts
* 1 Jar of Salsa
* 1 handful of non fat shredded cheese. ( almost any cheese will work) 

Directions
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
Ingredients
* 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.  

Directions
Place all the ingredients into a food processor and mix to the consistency you prefer! 


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”

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

 

 

I really enjoyed these, and I will most defiantly be eating these again.  This was a great ” light” dinner.

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22 Comments

  1. I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-33-upsidedown-brownies.html

     
  2. Great idea!!! I have recently started eating bell peppers raw (I love them IN things, but was afraid of them in their natural state…) dipped in the homemade ranch my man and I make… it never occurred to me to cut them in a scoop shape (which of course, peppers so naturally make!) and I usually cut them into strips… I'm going to do this sometime this week when I pack my lunch for work! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! I hopped over from Six Sisters' link party.

     
  3. Dropping by from Sew Darn Crafty Link Party.

    What a great idea for a snack tray. We love peppers so these would get eaten for sure. Thanks!

     
  4. That's a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing.

     
  5. LOVE this idea, despite that I'm a Cubs fan!!! Looking forward to reading more, found you via the blog hop:) Come check us out at http://www.thechirpingmoms.com!

    -Julie

     
  6. yum! and super healthy!! Would love for you to come over on Tues and share at my tasty tuesday party… actually opens monday night. :o)
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com

     
  7. I never, ever, ever thought of using bell pepper chips to make scoops. I absolutely love this idea! Thank you so much!!

     
  8. Pepper scoops are also good for nacho filling. Kinda like nachos-to-go. Just put your filling in the scoops (rice, meat, cheese, whatever you fancy), and broil for a couple of minutes until cheese is melted. These are perfect for game night!

     
  9. This is a fantastic idea! So much healthier than chips but still with lots of crunch! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

     
  10. Found you at Skip To My Lou. Love this idea and plan to share it on my blog soon! New follower! Would love it if you'd follow me back! 🙂

     
  11. Saw this at A Pinch of Joy and a new follower… hope you will stop by and do the same… though I'm a Twins fan and I'm watching the game now and your team is winning! All is fair in cooking and baseball, right! 🙂

     
  12. This is a really cool idea! totally doing this next BBQ! Please come hang out and link up to our link party “Home is Where the Heart is” Please feel free to link up any posts you might want to share! 🙂
    http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-3/

     
  13. Look at how clever you are! What a good idea. I love peppers! New follower 🙂

     
  14. What a GREAT idea!!! I LOVE peppers too!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

     
  15. great idea. I LOVE we have some great dip that this would work with.. mind if i share the idea on our blog and link it back to this post?

     
  16. Love the pretty pic of them all lined up:@)

     
  17. What a healthy alternative. I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

     
  18. Awesome idea!

     
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  20. I love your idea of making scoop chips out of peppers! That’s a great healthy alternative. I love chips and can eat way too many of them so I need healthy substitutes like this!
    I’m stopping by from Link Party Palooza (#402 Open Concept and 408 Pumpkin Crock Pot Oatmeal) Have a great weekend!

     
  21. This is a fantastic idea!!! I love how you cut them to scoop the dip. I’m always looking for healthy snack ideas.

    We have a link party for people to share and seek health / fitness advice and this would be a great addition! We’d love to have you at Tips and Tricks Tuesday!

    Kristin
    Exploringdomesticity.blogspot.com

     

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