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HG's Amazing ATE-Layer Dip
HG's Amazing ATE-Layer Dip

Skinny Dip!

We're serious suckers for layers of cheesy, bean-packed, meaty stuff we can dip crisp veggies and baked chips into (yay!). This dip happens to be so delicious, that we've been wrapping it up in high-fiber tortillas and even eating it straight. And why stop at seven measly layers? HG has upped the ante, adding an eighth guilt-free layer to this fun fiesta food. Pay extra close attention to our most valuable layer (sorry, we had to!), spiced mashed butternut squash; it makes the perfect swap for refried beans.



1 cup diced onion

2 cups chopped cherry tomatoes

2 1/2 cups cubed butternut squash

1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix

1 cup frozen ground-beef-style soy crumbles (like the kind by Boca or MorningStar Farms)

1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed

4 cups shredded lettuce

1/2 cup fat-free sour cream

1/4 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese

1/3 cup roasted red peppers packed in water, drained and chopped

Optional seasonings: salt, black pepper, lime juice



In a medium bowl, mix onion with 1 cup tomatoes. If you like, season to taste with salt, black pepper, and lime juice.

Place squash in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tbsp. water. Cover and microwave for 6 minutes, or until squash is tender enough to mash.

Sprinkle squash with 1 teaspoon taco seasoning. Thoroughly mash and mix.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Cook and stir soy crumbles until thawed, about 3 minutes.

Add remaining 1 cup tomatoes and remaining 2 tsp. taco seasoning. Cook and stir until hot, about 3 more minutes.

If you like, microwave black beans in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds, or until warm.

In a deep flat-bottomed serving dish, evenly layer ingredients: lettuce, mashed squash, onion-tomato mixture, sour cream, black beans, soy crumble mixture, cheese, and chopped red peppers. Dip in!


Serving Size: 1/8th of recipe (about 1 cup)

Calories: 105

Fat: 0.5g

Sodium: 323mg

Carbs: 19g

Fiber: 4g

Sugars: 3g

Protein: 7g


PointsPlus® value 3*

Traditional 7-Layer Dip
Traditional 7-Layer Dip

7-Layer Loser

We've all fallen victim to ginormous bowls of Mexican-inspired layer dip (you know it's REALLY bad when the hostess offers to let you take the rest home in Tupperware...and even worse when you agree). But who can resist all those crazy flavors together in each bite? Plus, there's something about food that doesn't require a fork that makes it seem less bad for you than it actually is. So how bad is 7-layer dip, you ask? Try about 400 calories and 30 fat grams per cup bad! And don't forget the EXTRA fat and calories that come courtesy of whatever you're dipping into that scary stuff. Lose the 7-layer addiction and get hooked on HG's Amazing Ate-Layer Dip, instead!

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories: 400

Fat: 30g

Sodium: 800mg

Carbs: 35g

Fiber: 4g

Sugars: n.a.

Protein: 20g


PointsPlus® value 13*


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