Game Day Green Greek Yogurt Dip
Super Bowl Sunday is coming up quickly, and you know what that means — loads of fatty, greasy food.
It doesn’t have to be that way though! With a few simple swaps, you can have your family and friends eating healthy, without them even knowing it.
Today I’m sharing a super easy and delicious greek yogurt recipe from my friend Melissa Halas-Liang, MA RDN CDE.
Melissa came up with this incredible, veggie-packed Green Greek Yogurt Dip as a fun way to get her kids to eat their greens.
“Most kids and adults aren’t getting enough vegetables, especially green vegetables,” says Melissa.
This dip is a great healthy alternative to the typical junk food you’d find at a Super Bowl party like French Onion Dip or Spinach Artichoke Dip.
Not only is it nutritious (thanks to all the super greens), but it also tastes great. It’s made of kale, zucchini, chives, garlic, parsley, onion salt and yogurt — so simple, yet so perfect. Melissa said she chose kale as the star of this dish because it has seven times more Vitamin A than other green veggies, like broccoli. It’s also high in calcium and high in protein.
For that, I think kale deserves an MVV Award. You know, Most Valuable Vegetable. You’re welcome for that awesome football pun.
In all seriousness though, seamlessly incorporating vegetables into your meals like this is an excellent way to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals without having to gnaw on raw leafy greens like a rabbit.
Watch the video for Melissa’s tutorial or check out the step-by-step instructions below to make this delicious dip.
In the video, Melissa is using a Champion Juicer. It homogenizes the vegetables so that they are smoothly incorporated into the dip and don’t end up producing a weird texture. This is key to getting kids and finicky men to go for it.
“Your pickiest eater won’t know they’re in there, but it will give a great flavor boost and a lot of color,” says Melissa.
You can also use a food processor or high-powdered blender to make the recipe.
This dip goes great with whole wheat pita bread, wholegrain chips or even carrots sticks and jicama, if you want to get extra healthy. You can also use it to top baked potatoes, drizzle over meat or vegetable skewers, or as a creamy dressing in salads and wraps.
I hope you’ll share this wonderful recipe with your MVPs (most valuable people) this Superbowl Sunday!
- 1 C. Kale
- 1 C. Zucchini
- 1 Garlic Clove
- A Handful of Parsley
- 2 C. Greek Yogurt
- 1 T. Onion Salt
- Using a Champion Juicer or food processor, puree the first three vegetables.
- Mix pureed vegetables with the greek yogurt and onion salt.
- Serve with healthy dipping options like whole wheat pita chips or carrot sticks!
For more nutrition advice and family-friendly recipes from Melissa, visit her website: SuperKidsNutrition.com.