PROTEIN YUM: Chip N' Dips

Ingredients:

Sweet Potato Chips

2 large sweet potatoes

1 teaspoon Dr Zaks Coconut Oil, melted

1 teaspoon sea salt

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 225° F.
  2. Using a mandolin, slice the sweet potatoes very thinly. Add to a large bowl and toss with oil, rubbing the slices to coat them all. Sprinkle with salt.
  3. Line the potatoes in a single layer on a silicone baking sheet (or use parchment paper).
  4. Bake for 1 to 1½ hours, until the chips are crispy, flipping halfway through. Cool for 5 minutes.

Chips Nutrition Info:

Yield: 6 servings

Servings Size: 1/6th recipe

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 1 hr 20 min

Total Time: 1 hr 35 min

Calories 61
Total Fat 1g
Total Carbs 12g
Protein 1g

Ranch Dip - Ingredients:

1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained

3 tablespoons buttermilk

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

¾ teaspoon sea salt

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.

Ranch Dip - Nutrition Info:

Yield: 6 servings

Servings Size: 1/6th recipe

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 0 min

Total Time: 5 min

Calories 110
Total Fat 6g
Total Carbs 11g
Protein 4g

Cheese & Chive Dip - Ingredients:

1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained

3 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ cup low-fat feta cheese

½ teaspoon garlic powder

¾ teaspoon sea salt

2 green onions, chopped

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients except green onion in a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Stir in green onions, and serve.

Cheese & Chive Nutrition Info:

Yield: 6 servings

Servings Size: 1/6th recipe

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 0 min

Total Time: 5 min

Calories 128
Total Fat 8g
Total Carbs 11g
Protein 6g

Extra Spicy Dip - Ingredients:

1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained

2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons hot sauce

1 teaspoon chili powder

¾ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.

Extra Spicy Dip Nutrition Info:

Yield: 6 servings

Servings Size: 1/6th recipe

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 0 min

Total Time: 5 min

Calories 109
Total Fat 6g
Total Carbs 11g
Protein 4g

Avocado Dip - Ingredients:

1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained

¼ cup mild salsa

1 ripe avocado, chopped

1 tablespoon lime juice

¾ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon chili powder

½ teaspoon garlic powder

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.

Avocado Dip Nutrition Info:

Yield: 6 servings

Servings Size: 1/6th recipe

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 0 min

Total Time: 5 min

Calories 108
Total Fat 4.5g
Total Carbs 14g
Protein 4g

About the Author

"I'm a happily married fitness freak and mom to three amazing, super-fit kids. My passion is creating original recipes and transforming unhealthy eats into healthy treats. I believe in balancing macro-nutrients as often as possible, and cooking to delight the ones I love in the cleanest, yummiest ways possible. As a nutrition coach, trainer and fitness instructor, I feel food is fuel, but it should also taste splendid, because after all, you only live once." Erin holds a B.A. in English and Master’s degree in Education, specializing Group X, children’s fitness and nutrition. She’s been a group exercise instructor for 14 years and was a Master Trainer for three years, traveling the country certifying hundreds of instructors and handling the nutrition portion of the company.
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