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HG's Gooey-Good Queso Dip 'n Chips
HG's Gooey-Good Queso Dip 'n Chips

Beso Mi Queso!
That means, "Kiss my cheese!" And while we don't really recommend getting all smoochy with a bowl of steaming cheese dip, don't be surprised if someone lays one on YOU after you serve our Gooey-Good Queso Dip. Get your dunk on!

Ingredients:
1 cup frozen ground-beef-style soy crumbles (like the kind by Boca or MorningStar Farms)
3/4 tsp. dry taco seasoning mix, divided
3/4 tsp. ground cumin, divided
1/3 cup light plain soymilk
2/3 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
2 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
1 1/2 tbsp. fat-free cream cheese, room temperature
1/8 tsp. chili powder, or more to taste
30 (about 1 2/3 oz.) Guiltless Gourmet All Natural Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips (or another brand of low-fat baked tortilla chips)

Directions:
Bring a small pot sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add frozen crumbles and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. taco seasoning and 1/4 tsp. cumin. Cook for about 4 minutes, mixing occasionally, until thawed and hot. Remove seasoned crumbles and set aside. Remove pot from heat and let cool slightly.

To the pot, add soymilk, all three cheeses, chili powder, remaining 1/4 tsp. taco seasoning, and remaining 1/2 tsp. cumin. Add 1/4 cup water and bring to medium-low heat. Stirring frequently, heat until cheeses have melted and mixture has a smooth, sauce-like consistency.

Add seasoned crumbles to the pot, and continue to cook and stir until hot. If you like, warm chips in the microwave. Place dip in a fun bowl, and serve with chips!

MAKES 3 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1/3rd of recipe (about 1/3 cup dip and 10 chips)
Calories: 186
Fat: 4g
Sodium: 821mg
Carbs: 17g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 1.5g
Protein: 19g

PointsPlus® value 4*



Chili's Skillet Queso with Chips
Chili's Skillet Queso with Chips

Ditch That Dip
Nobody walks into Chili's expecting a bowl of beefy cheese with greasy chips to be low in fat and calories... NOBODY. But we're not sure people know exactly HOW bad that little tub of glop actually is. Let's break it down: Not only are there a lot of calories in this appetizer, but there's also a TON of fat grams -- 73 to be precise. Out of control! Yeah, we know this thing is meant to be split with friends, but it's also generally eaten BEFORE a meal. So even if you share it with a couple of pals, you'll still be consuming more than TWENTY fat grams prior to taking a single bite of your actual meal. BAD IDEA. But who are we to fault humans for loving cheese? Here's how we do it better: Combine a bunch of low-fat cheesy items with meatless soy crumbles and serve with baked tortilla chips! Need specifics? See recipe at left...

Serving Size: 1/3rd of appetizer
Calories: 306
Fat: 24g
Sodium: 1,346mg
Carbs: 15g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: n.a.
Protein: 10g

PointsPlus® value 8*

CHEW ON THIS:
Today, April 20th, is Lima Bean Respect Day. Out of respect for lima beans, we're going to eat something else, like our new Gooey-Good Queso Dip 'n Chips!
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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.

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