Heart-healthy ranch dip is low fat and loaded with protein. Pair it with fresh veggies and it doesn't get much healthier than that!

Heart Healthy Ranch Dip

Ranch dip with crudités (a fancy French way of saying “veggies”) is on of my all-time favorite, non-popcorn snacks. On the weekends, I usually eat ranch dip for lunch. I spend some time after breakfast setting up a plate of whatever vegetables and healthy snack foods I have on hand, then I whip up some thick and creamy ranch dip. This little snack plate is my home base while I do my chores, with my Bullet Journal and pen right next to it so I can cross off my list of things to do as I go.

For me, not having to stop for lunch on the weekends makes food blogging with a full time job possible. If I sit down for a lunch break, the chances of me getting back up on a lazy Sunday afternoon are almost zero. Bill and Taco have a sixth sense about when I need to get moving and that is the exact moment when they decide they want to snuggle. A quick snuggle turns into a full on nap, and then my whole day has gotten away from me.

My little veggie plate with ranch dip is so useful, I venture to call it a “life hack.” And because my ranch dip plate is low-fat, rich in protein, fiber, and flavor, I do not feel too cheesy giving it “hack” status. It won’t change your life, but it could certainly transform your busy chore days.

You may be shocked that I am eating something as unhealthy as ranch for a full meal, but, this is not your typical, cholesterol and trans-fat-filled ranch dip. Mine is made with fresh herbs, loads of spices, and low-fat yogurt. It is as healthy as can be!

Heart-healthy ranch dip is low fat and loaded with protein. Pair it with fresh veggies and it doesn't get much healthier than that!

Spicy Ranch Dip

2 cups 0% fat greek yogurt (I use Fage)

3 tbs fresh chives, chopped

3 tbs fresh parsley, chopped

3 tbs fresh dill, chipped

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/8 tsp hot paprika or chili powder

1 tbs lemon juice

dash cayenne pepper

salt

extra virgin olive oil

assorted veggies and healthy crackers or finger foods cut into bite sized pieces

Heart-healthy ranch dip is low fat and loaded with protein. Pair it with fresh veggies and it doesn't get much healthier than that!

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Add salt to taste and olive oil until you reach the desired texture. I usually only add about 2 tbs because I like it extra thick.

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This recipe is low fat, high protein, and heart healthy! It’s a perfect snack to keep you going on a busy day or for munching during movie nights.

3 thoughts on “Heart Healthy Ranch Dip

    1. It’s a snap, especially if you have herbs frozen in your freezer already. I make a ranch mix of herbs in an ice cube tray with lemon and olive oil so I can just thaw it and add yogurt and the spices and I’m good to go!

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