A Dip for Your July 4th Barbecue

TastyThursday_CottageCheeseThis recipe is a keeper if you want to cut fat and calories and still enjoy a whipped creamy dip with your chips and vegetables, even your pasta.  Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, CSSD, who created the recipe, suggests swapping the herb and garlic ingredients for honey and cinnamon if you’d rather make it a fruit dip. Saint Peter’s outpatient nutritionist Laura Vetter, RD, shares this recipe with her patients.

Whipped Fresh Herb Cheese Dip

2 containers (16 ounces each) low-fat cottage cheese
¼ cup fresh chopped chives
¼ cup fresh chopped basil
¼ cup fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
Black pepper to taste

Visit eatright.org for the recipe.

Enjoy and don’t forget to share your recipes and mention #myTastyThursday.

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Three Super Foods are Used to Make this Recipe

TastyThursday_Broccoli&SweetPotatoHere is a potassium-rich Tasty Thursday recipe from our partners at the American Diabetes Association.

Visit the Association’s website to find directions for preparing this dish. Here are the ingredients:

Broccoli-stuffed Sweet Potatoes


4 medium sweet potatoes

3 cups broccoli florets

4 tsp trans-fat-free margarine

4 Tbsp slivered almonds, toasted

Enjoy and don’t forget to share your recipes and mention #myTastyThursday.


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