I had a mini panic attack this morning when I realized that the holiday season begins in 11 weeks. I mean I guess that’s a long time but we all know it’s going to fly. But the holiday season means a LOT of parties are going to start being on the books, so let the food brainstorming begin!
One of my biggest nutrition downfalls is dip. Spinach dip, queso, guacamole, you name it and I probably have two cups of it on my plate at any given party. And while some are filled with quality ingredients and great nutrition, most just aren’t. I’ve been looking for a fiber-filled dip idea to have in the fridge lately when I want a snack but don’t want to just chow down on carrots and I stumbled upon an awesome idea, courtesy of Trader Joe’s (they make it so EASY, don’t they?)
I know this recipe isn’t anything new…in fact I got the idea via a foodie’s best friend, Pinterest.
But it’s easy. It’s delicious (I brought it to work the other day and it got scarfed down). AND it’s healthy. It’s a lot better than what I normally want to bring and eat at parties. Plus it’s packed with protein and fiber so it’s one of those things that might actually fill you up instead of make you even more hungry. Imagine that!
Lentil Bruschetta Dip
Ingredients (all found at TJ’s)
- 17.6 oz container of steamed lentils
- 12 oz. jar of bruschetta dip
- 6 oz. container of feta (I didn’t use the whole thing. Add at your own discretion)
- Mix, eat, fridge it up, repeat
I ate this on a whole wheat tortilla, with tortilla chips, on celery and by the spoonful. Who knew that lentils could kinda sorta maybe taste like pizza.
- What’s your favorite party food?
- Are you a lentil fan?
- What’s your favorite fall recipe that you can’t wait to try?