Guilt-Free Ranch Dip!

Summer means plenty of fresh dipping veggies.  But if you’re not careful you may consume a cup of mayo and a cup of sour cream, before you can say “ranch dressing”.  Yikes!!

Instead try my guilt free ranch dip.  I won’t lie.  Nothing is as good as traditional ranch with it’s mayonaisey goodness.  But my guilt free ranch is, um, guilt free!  Fat free, low carb, high protein, low sodium.  And pretty good tasting as well.  Just mix up the following ingredients and dip away.

  • 16 oz nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1Tbsp parsley flakes
  • dash black pepper (optional)
  • dash dill (optional)

Notes:

As with most of my recipes, measurements are approximate and can be adjusted according to taste.

If you can remember to make it one day in advance it’s extra delish after the flavors have time to marry. 

If you’re not sure you’ll like this, try making it with half mayo and half yogurt the first time.  It’s what I did, and then gradually reduced the mayo content over time until I was used to yogurt only. 

Protein and sugar content vary by yogurt brand.  For this recipe I like Chobani which has a high protein to carb ratio.  Fred Meyer brand is even higher in protein, but it’s a little sweet so I save it for sweet treats. 

I use this dip as a way to sneak protein to my kids who are sometimes weird about meat and have been known to use chicken and veggies only to deliver ranch to their mouths. 

Enjoy those good veggies!

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