Clean Eating – Dips

I love dips, they’re great to serve to guests, with some rye mountain bread wraps, cut up and toasted, or to add flavour to eggs and chicken, which when you eat a lot of sometimes need that something extra to prevent your diet from becoming monotonous.

Beetroot Dip

425g can Beetroot slices, drained

1 tsp Ground Cumin

⅓ cup Natural Yoghurt

Method

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Tzatziki

¼ cup Greek Yoghurt

4 Cucumbers, grated

2 Tbsp lemon juice

¼ cup mint leaves, chopped finely

¼ cup dill leaves, chopped finely

Method

Combine yoghurt & juice in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients & mix.

Guacamole

1 Avocado, mashed

1 Tbsp Greek Yoghurt

1 garlic clove, crushed

¼ red onion, diced

Lemon juice

Salt, pepper & chilli (to taste)

Method

Combine all ingredients.

Hummus

400g chickpeas

2 Tbsp unhulled tahini

¼ cup lemon juice (approx 1 lemon)

1 tsp ground cumin

½ tsp ground coriander

1 clove garlic

2 Tbsp water (or more)

salt & pepper (to taste)

Method

Put everything (except salt & pepper) in a food processer & whiz. Add salt & pepper to taste.

Spinach Dip

1 container cottage cheese, or cup of greek yoghurt

1 cup frozen spinach, thawed

1 can water chestnuts

½ red onion, finely diced

½ cup parsley

2 cloves garlic, crushed

½ tsp salt

Method

Using a blender, blend cottage cheese until smooth & creamy. Put cottage cheese in a large mixing bowl & add all other ingredients, mix until well combined. Store in fridge.

20 snacks uner 100 calories – what i SHOULD HAVE had.

Last night I went to the supermarket after the gym. Bad move.

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Enter Weiss coconut rough bars. Delish. At 187 calories per ice cream not tragic… except I had two. I’d done a killer chest workout, an hour 20 min beach walk, and was feeling so damn good too! They were yummy though, and if I’d had just the one I wouldn’t feel bad. This week was meant to be an ah-mazing week for me food and training wise though. Maybe I was putting too high expectation on myself and the sabotage part of me had to strike. Anyways, I put it into the food diary, take my exercise I was still negative 445 for the day, so not too bad.

It did lead me to write up a list of snacks under 100 calories, that I can refer to next time I get snacky.

What I should have gone for..

21 Snacks under 100 calories!

  1. Chocolate banana – half a fresh or frozen banana, with 2 squares of dark chocolate      melted over it
  2. 3/4 cup frozen grapes
  3. ½ cup no fat greek yoghurt with cinnamon and stevia
  4. One cup blueberries with a tablespoon of greek yoghurt
  5. 2 squares of dark chocolate
  6. A mug of Jarrah Chocolatte
  7. Baked apple (cored) topped with cinnamon, sweetened with stevia with a tablespoon of greek yoghurt
  8.  2 Carrots and hummus (watch the portions as the hummus varies A LOT between brands, or if you make your own)
  9. Hard boiled egg
  10.  1 med sized celery stick with a tablespoon of Peanut Butter
  11. Cottage cheese (1/2 cup) with blueberries or pineapple pieces
  12. 3 Caramel rice cakes from Sunrice
  13. ½ Apple with a teaspoon of peanut butter
  14.  1 small can of tuna in springwater, add tablespoon of ricotta, some dill, chopped onion & pepper
  15.  10 almonds, 20 sultanas
  16.  Cup of skim milk (or skim soy, almond etc) with a teaspoon milo
  17.  Slim secrets bars – they have different options under 100 calories and they’re good.
  18. my Choc fudgy balls
  19. 2 medium  kiwi fruits
  20.  ½ cup frozen yoghurt
  21. (even the fit protein icecream, comes in just over 100 but can have a slightly smaller serve)

There we have it, some wiser choices for the future snack attacks!