Saint Patrick’s Day Healthy Shamrock Dip RecipeRecipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Appetizers, Snacks
Whip up this flavor-packed, healthy Shamrock Dip for a fun and festive Saint Paddy’s Day snack idea that will keep you shamrockin’ your way to weight loss.
Don’t let holiday temptations derail your full body workouts and weight loss journey! This tasty diet food dip is Nutrisystem-approved and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Easy to make and filled with variety (three dips in one!), this Shamrock Dip is just as delicious as it is nutritious; keeping your taste buds satisfied and your weight loss motivation soaring high!
The best part about this healthy snack recipe? You can create this festive and colorful shamrock-shaped dip assortment in just minutes (and you’re sure to be the star of the Saint Paddy’s Day show). And did we mention that there are THREE dips included in this healthy holiday recipe? There’s a healthy dip for every palate, and each is sure to keep you on track with your weight loss goals while packing in the festive flavor.
To kick off this delicious dip trio, gather all ingredients—you’ll need an assortment of ingredients for this recipe, but they’re all super simple and may already be hanging out in your kitchen. For the shamrock base, you will need three green peppers and a handful of green beans—this will act as the serving dish for the array of dips, but feel free to dig into these non-starchy veggies once the dips are gone!
Next is the fun part—prepping for the healthy, mouthwatering dips. Filled with flavor and perfect for dipping in your favorite veggies, these dips are the real deal when it comes to snacking on a weight loss diet. For the Roasted Garlic Hummus, you’ll need a garlic bulb, olive oil, chickpeas, Tahini, lemon juice, water and cumin. For the Cucumber Dill Dip, you’ll need nonfat plain Greek yogurt, cucumber, fresh dill, minced garlic and lemon juice. And lastly, for the Everything Bagel Dip, you’ll need nonfat plain Greek yogurt, low fat cream cheese, Dijon mustard and everything bagel seasoning.
The Leaf Pro Tip: Don’t forget to grab your favorite non-starchy veggies for dipping! On the Nutrisystem program, we recommend eating at least four servings of vegetables per day. If you’d like to add a SmartCarb to your snack, feel free to pair your dips with whole grain crackers, pita bread or bagel slices. For a comprehensive list of non-starchy vegetables and SmartCarbs to choose from, check out our handy Grocery Guide here. >
Once all your ingredients are prepped and ready to go, it’s time to whip up this diet-approved snack. And it’s so easy to make, this recipe will have you Irishin’ for a few simpler yet delicious recipes just like this Irish-inspired snack.
Start with the shamrock base by removing the top and cleaning out each green bell pepper. Place the peppers in a shamrock shape and place a bunch of green beans below the shamrock to act as the stem. Once you’ve got your healthy dip “bowls” ready for use, it’s time to move onto creating the dips to finish off this festive masterpiece.
For the Roasted Garlic Hummus, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the top from the garlic bulb and rub with olive oil. Seal the garlic bulb in aluminum foil and place in the oven for 45 minutes (be prepared for a delicious garlic aroma to fill your kitchen). Remove the chickpeas from the can and rinse thoroughly. Place the chickpeas in a food processor and top with the remaining oil, Tahini, lemon juice, water and cumin. Blend the chickpea mixture until the hummus is smooth throughout. Once the garlic is roasted to completion, squeeze the garlic into the hummus and pulse the flavor through.
For the healthy Cucumber Dill Dip, simply combine a finely chopped cucumber, nonfat plain Greek yogurt, chopped fresh dill, minced garlic and lemon juice. Let this dip sit for a few minutes to maximize flavors and thicken before serving.
Lastly, for the Everything Bagel Dip, combine nonfat plain Greek yogurt, low fat cream cheese, Dijon mustard and everything bagel seasoning. For a more evenly mixed dip, toss the ingredients in the food processor and pulse a few times to create this dip.
Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day (or any day of the week) with these delicious veggie dips that will keep your waistline and weight loss goals intact. Just remember—the best ways to lose weight do NOT have to be boring! You can still enjoy your favorite meals and snacks while getting creative in the kitchen for holidays all while staying on track with your weight loss meal plan.
Whatever you decide to dunk into these festive dips, make sure to log it into the NuMi app to stay on track with your healthy diet. NuMi is designed to complement your Nutrisystem program and is the perfect app for your weight loss meal plan. Quickly and easily keep track of your food intake, water and exercise throughout your journey with this handy weight loss sidekick. Click here to log this recipe in the NuMi app! >
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Nutrisystem makes weight loss easy—and that’s why it’s our goal at The Leaf to continue to provide you with easy-to-make, delicious dinner recipes and snack ideas that you can whip up to enjoy on special occasions, Flex days or even after you’ve reach your weight loss program goals.
Be sure to check out a few more of our favorite healthy and delicious Saint Paddy’s Day recipes below:
- Pot of Gold Saint Patrick’s Day Shake >
- Green Mac and Cheese >
- Irish Potato Pancakes >
- Irish Potato Candy >
- Irish Soda Bread >
- Irish Colcannon >
- Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup >
Add even more nutrition to your diet this holiday by checking out these 11 Green Smoothies to Enjoy This Saint Patrick’s Day >
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Servings: Each dip makes 8 2-tablespoon servings
Calories per Serving: Roasted Garlic Hummus (150 calories); Cucumber Dill Dip (19 calories); Everything Bagel Dip (32 calories)
On Nutrisystem, Count As: Roasted Garlic Hummus (1 SmartCarb, 1 Extra); Cucumber Dill Dip (1 Extra); Everything Bagel Dip (1 Extra)
- 3 green bell peppers, tops and seeds removed
- 1 handful of green beans
- Vegetables for dipping (i.e. carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.)
- 1 garlic bulb
- 3 tsp. olive oil
- 1-15 oz. can chickpeas, no salt added
- 2 Tbsp. tahini
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 3 Tbsp. water
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
- ½ cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 2 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup cream cheese, low fat
- 1 ½ tsp. dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp. everything bagel seasoning
- Roasted Garlic Hummus
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut the tip off of the garlic bulb and rub with 1 teaspoon of oil. Seal in aluminum foil and place in oven for 45 minutes.
- Place chickpeas, remaining oil, tahini, lemon juice, water and cumin in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Squeeze roasted garlic into the hummus and blend together.
- Cucumber Dill Dip
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
- Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
- Everything Bagel Dip
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
- Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
- Shamrock Bowl & Dippers
- Fill each bell pepper with a different dip.
- Place bell peppers in a shamrock shape.
- Place a bunch of green beans below the shamrock to act as a stem.
- Serve with other vegetables.