You know, by now, that we love football. A large portion of our Saturdays is devoted to watching it. AND we like to eat “football food” while we watch. You know-foods that don’t require utensils, like burgers, wings, chips and dip. We really like to make onion dip and eat it with pretzels. Usually I make it with reduced fat sour cream – which sounds like a healthy choice to me.
However, in an attempt to be even healthier Ryan and I tried substituting Plain Greek Yogurt for the usual sour cream. It passed the taste test with flying colors -there was a little more tang, but we liked it over all. We did add 1 1/2 packets of onion soup mix to compensate for the tanginess. Anyway here is the really exciting part – the nutritional comparison. I calculated this for 16 oz. of reduced fat sour cream vs. 16 oz of nonfat plain greek yogurt.
|REDUCED FAT SOUR CREAM||NONFAT GREEK YOGURT|
|Calories: 675||Calories: 275|
|Fat: 52.5||Fat: 0|
|Sat. fat: 37.5||Sat. fat.: 0|
|Carbs: 30||Carbs: 18|
|Protein: 15||Protein: 40|
WOW! Can you believe that?!? We were shocked. So give it a try next time you’re making dip – that way you can have that extra brownie for dessert 😉