Double Dip + GIVEAWAY

by Sara on December 30, 2011

Happy Friday!

There are two things you ought to know before you read  this post:

1) I am a huge Cal football fan (have been my entire life)

2) I love dip. LOVE it.

My homemade guacamole. I think Chipotle's is better though. Tell me how to make a guac that rivals theirs and we'll be best friends forever. :-)

In fact, I once ate an entire bowl of guacamole while watching my beloved football team get trampled into the ground. A delicious coping mechanism I tell ya.  But drowning your sorrows in dip is something I suggest only in moderation.  😉

On Wednesday night I made Buffalo Chicken Dip for my family to enjoy while watching our Cal Bears play the Texas Longhorns in the Holiday Bowl.

Let’s not talk about the outcome. :(

All I’m going to say is that massive dip consumption was very necessary.

There was no guilt associated with eating a mound of dip this time though; because my Buffalo Chicken Dip was healthy enough to eat an entire bowlful.

Want to know the secret to lightening a heavy classic?

source

No that’s not sour cream, silly.

It’s Greek yogurt, of course. :-)

A case of  Chobani was waiting at my door when I arrived home from California a few days ago!

Chobani is making me healthy. Not only is the yogurt packed with protein; lifting the box is making my muscles grow STRONG. ;-)

I was beyond thrilled because not only do I love eating Greek yogurt as snack; I’ve also found it to be a fantastic substitute for heavy ingredients in baked goods. It works beautifully in recipes like Cinnamon Streusel Protein Cake and My Favorite Banana Bread.

However, since I’m a little burned out on baking from the holidays, I knew I wanted to use the yogurt inside the box to create something that didn’t require turning on the oven.

And that’s how this melt-in-your-mouth creamy, protein-packed dip was born.

I made it my dinner. And then some. 😉

**Light Buffalo Chicken Dip**

2 (4 oz) cooked chicken breasts, shredded into small pieces
1(6 oz) container 0% plain Chobani yogurt
4-6 oz. 1/3-less fat cream cheese, softened
2 T. light mayonnaise (omit if you use 6 oz. cream cheese)
1/4-1/3 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (depending on how spicy you like it)
1-2 T. Ranch dip mix (use organic, if available)
3 oz. 2% cheddar cheese

1. In a bowl, mix yogurt, cream cheese, mayonnaise (if using), hot sauce and ranch dressing mix until smooth. Add cheese and chicken.

2. Scoop mixture into an 8 x 8-inch baking dish or pie plate and top with extra cheddar, if desired.

3. Microwave for a couple of minutes, or until heated through. (You can also bake at 350 for 15 minutes)

Servings: 8 (about 1/2 cup): Calories: 135; Protein: 12.3 grams; Fat: 5.6 grams; Carbs: 5.8 grams

*Serve dip with celery sticks, blanched broccoli, pita chips or whatever your heart desires!*

I even enjoyed the dip stuffed into hard boiled egg whites the next day.

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I know I promised you a giveaway in this post, but we’re not quite done yet.

Because no “dip dinner” is complete without a “dip dessert.”

Peanut Butter Fluff Dip, no less. Would you expect anything different? 😉

**Peanut Butter Fluff Dip**

1 (6 oz) container 0% vanilla Chobani yogurt

1/3 c.-1/2 c. peanut butter

1/2 cup TruWhip or Cool Whip

1. Mix yogurt and peanut butter; fold in TruWhip/Cool Whip.

Serve with apple slices, cookies, bananas, pound cake!

Servings: 8 (2 Tablespoons): Calories: 97.5 Protein: 5.38 grams Fat: 6.1 grams

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GIVEAWAY!

Okaaaay, are you ready to get ‘CHO health on for the New Year?

Want to win some FREE Chobani so that you can be a double dipper too?

One Nourish and Flourish reader will win:

1 (32 oz) container 0% Plain

1 (32 oz) container 2% Plain

1 (32 oz) container 0% Vanilla

That means there could be lots of peanut butter fluff in your future! But I highly suggest you check out Chobani Kitchen for other recipe ideas as well. :-)

Here’s what you need to do to enter:

Mandatory: Leave a comment telling me what your favorite dip is. (Bonus points if you’re a Chipotle guacamole lover too). 😉

Additional entries (separate comment for each):

1. Tell me your favorite way to use Greek yogurt.

2. “Like” Chobani on Facebook and tell me your favorite Chobani flavor.

3. Follow me on Twitter (@Sara_NF).

4. Tweet about this giveaway: “I just entered to win 3 huge containers of @Chobani yogurt and you can too! http://bit.ly/v3qXI3”

GOOD LUCK and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A winner will be announced next Friday, January 6th!

 

 

  • Debbie (Accidently Delish)

    i know it’s not too original, but i love the ranch dips. and the ranch packets mixed with chobani is great!

    that buffalo dip looks AMAZING. there was a local restaurant we use to go to that had an awesome buffalo dip, although i think i’d feel a little better eating yours.

  • Debbie (Accidently Delish)

    my favorite way to use greek yogurt is just with my breakfast and sometimes i add some cinnamon or jelly to it. i love plain greek yogurt though!

  • http://clairetherd.com/ Claire @ Live and Love to Eat

    I am obsessed with Chobani – I got the flavored single serve package love too, but the plain is my favorite to use in baked goods!

  • http://clairetherd.com/ Claire @ Live and Love to Eat

    Already follow you on Twitter :)

  • http://www.cinnamonbums.wordpress.com/ Natalie

    Love this giveaway! Of course I want to get some Cho!

    Favorite dip is probably guacamole too. Although I think I like homemade versions better than Chipotle, haha. But maybe I need to stop in and give theirs another try? 😉

  • http://www.cinnamonbums.wordpress.com/ Natalie

    I love making yogurt messes with granola, Puffins, peanut butter and chocolate chips!

  • Debbie (Accidently Delish)

    i already like chobani on facebook!

  • http://www.cinnamonbums.wordpress.com/ Natalie

    I already like Chobani!

  • http://www.cinnamonbums.wordpress.com/ Natalie

    I’m following you!

  • Debbie (Accidently Delish)

    i already follow you on twitter <3

  • Kate

    My favorite dip is caramelized onion dip (Hungry Girl has a great recipe in her second cookbook…you should try it!)

  • Kate

    I love Greek yogurt (Chobani is my favorite too!). Plain 2% topped with honey and walnuts is amaazing.

  • Kate

    I like Chobani on FB!

  • Kate

    Following you on Twitter!

  • http://stuftmama.com/ Kristin @ STUFT Mama

    Great giveaway! I love guacamole too. But it’s even better in 7-layer dip!

  • http://stuftmama.com/ Kristin @ STUFT Mama

    I like Greek yogurt as a post-workout snack! It’s yummy with banana and peanut butter. :)

  • http://stuftmama.com/ Kristin @ STUFT Mama

    I like Chobani on Facebook already.

  • http://stuftmama.com/ Kristin @ STUFT Mama

    Following you!

  • JW

    Favorite way to eat Greek yogurt is mixed with fruit or cereal!

  • JW

    I like Chobani on FB and my favorite flavor is the Mango!

  • JW

    I follow you on twitter! @butterjessfly

  • JW

    I tweeted too!! @butterjessfly

  • JW

    My favorite dip is spicy guacamole!

  • http://twitter.com/FoodFash Kristin

    I’m a huge dip fan too, so it’s tough to pick just one! Dill dip is probably at the top of my list though, followed by guac for sure!

  • http://twitter.com/FoodFash Kristin

    I like using Greek yogurt to make creamy soups.

  • http://twitter.com/FoodFash Kristin

    I can’t believe I wasn’t following you on Twitter before, but I am now :)

  • http://veggiecouture.com/ Gina

    I want, no NEED, that peanut butter fluff dip in my life. I know it will be my favorite way to use greek yogurt. (Oh and I LOVE Chipotle guac, hands down the BEST!)

  • http://veggiecouture.com/ Gina

    Already following on Twitter 😉

  • http://veggiecouture.com/ Gina

    Tweeted :)

  • Sally

    Guacamole has to be my favorite dip too! (I’ve never mastered the homemade kind, but love what others have made!)
    Favorite way to use Greek yogurt is with a spoon right out of the container. Favorite flavor…pineapple!

  • powellc5

    guacamole is definitely my favorite dip! probably one of my favorite foods too. i add a couple of tablespoons of salsa to mine and it makes it SO good.. how do you make yours?? and i LOVE buffalo chicken dip too.. im excited to make your version!

  • powellc5

    my favorite way to use greek yogurt is either making homemade tzatziki sauce (SO good and sooo easy) or just plain greek yogurt mixed with a little strawberry jelly and topped with cinnamon and cereal (my favorite is cinnamon life haha)

  • powellc5

    i like chobani on facebook!

  • powellc5

    i follow you on twitter!

  • http://myfoodnfitnessdiaries.com/ Ash@MyFoodNFitnessDiaries

    i LOVE guac! specifically Chipotle’s! 😉

  • http://myfoodnfitnessdiaries.com/ Ash@MyFoodNFitnessDiaries

    my favorite way to use Greek yogurt is mixed with granola/cereal and some sort of fruit. yum!

  • http://myfoodnfitnessdiaries.com/ Ash@MyFoodNFitnessDiaries

    i like Chobani on FB. my favorite Chobani flavor is either vanilla or strawberry banana! i try to mostly eat plain though because the others are pretty high in sugar.

  • http://myfoodnfitnessdiaries.com/ Ash@MyFoodNFitnessDiaries

    i follow you on Twitter!

  • http://myfoodnfitnessdiaries.com/ Ash@MyFoodNFitnessDiaries

    i tweeted!

  • HollyT

    My favorite dip is plain salsa!

  • HollyT

    I love Greek yogurt with fruit and cereal.

  • HollyT

    I already follow Chobani on Facebook!

  • Cara @ chic meets healthy

    I don’t think there is a single person out there that hates chipotles guacamole! So good! I love onion dip the best for my veggies and I can never turn down a layered dip!

  • Cara @ chic meets healthy

    I actually use chobani in all my smoothies, as sour cream, mayo substitute and in my onion dip!

  • Cara @ chic meets healthy

    Like chobani on fb!

  • Cara @ chic meets healthy

    I follow you on twitter 😉

  • Cara @ chic meets healthy

    Tweeting :-)

  • http://lifesabowl.com/ Allison

    My fave dip is my momma’s homemade ranch dip- fabulous with fresh veggies! And would be perfect using Cho 😀

  • http://lifesabowl.com/ Allison

    My fave Cho use is on top of waffles or pancakes or making a parfait! Fave Cho fruity flavor is black cherry, blueberry, or lemon [why only choose one when you could have three?]!

  • http://lifesabowl.com/ Allison

    I’ve “liked” Cho on FB for a while 😀

  • Debbie (Accidently Delish)

    i follow you on twitter

  • Debbie (Accidently Delish)

    i tweeted

  • http://flopoodle.com/ Flopoodle

    OMG I love Chobani! They started selling the big containers of it at my local store and we always have it on hand now for smoothies. Fave dip? Definitely guacamole.

  • http://jennybridger.blogspot.com/ Jenny

    Love this! My favorite dip is hummus. Hands down! Guacamole isn’t very common in the UK, but I ate lots of it in the US and loved it!

  • http://jennybridger.blogspot.com/ Jenny

    My favorite way to use Greek yogurt is in smoothies. I also like to freeze it and eat it like ice cream!

  • http://jennybridger.blogspot.com/ Jenny

    It’s hard to find Chobani here, but I think I’d love the pineapple flavor most!

  • http://jennybridger.blogspot.com/ Jenny

    Follow you on Twitter!

  • http://jennybridger.blogspot.com/ Jenny

    I like Chobani on FB!

  • abeer

    my favoirte dip is hummus!!! omg so addictive!

  • abeer

    i love eating greek yogurt with cinnamon, stevia, fruit, and granola!!! mmmmmm:)

  • Krystie Poveda

    Chipotle guacamole lover here!

  • Krystie Poveda

    I love eating chobani greek yogurt plain its so yummy

  • Krystie Poveda

    I liked Chobani on facebook !

  • http://salmonandsandwiches.wordpress.com/ Shelley

    I love Chobani, but I have to say…Hummus is my all time favorite dip!

  • http://salmonandsandwiches.wordpress.com/ Shelley

    I eat Chobani everyday! My favorite way to use it is as an oatmeal topper or with oats and granola in a yogurt bowl!

  • http://salmonandsandwiches.wordpress.com/ Shelley

    I liked Chobani on facebook!

  • http://salmonandsandwiches.wordpress.com/ Shelley

    I am following you on twitter!

  • http://salmonandsandwiches.wordpress.com/ Shelley

    Tweeted about the giveaway!

  • Allison

    I LOVE guacamole…and who doesn’t love a good queso every now and then? :)

  • Couponallison12

    I liked Chobani on Facebook.

  • http://twitter.com/j_mosh Jordan Dunne

    I absolutely love guacamole and salsa. But I’m a hummus addict through and through, too. Hmmm, I never realized how much I love dips until just now hahah.

  • http://twitter.com/j_mosh Jordan Dunne

    I already like Chobani on facebook

  • http://twitter.com/j_mosh Jordan Dunne

    Following you on twitter
    @j_mosh

  • http://twitter.com/j_mosh Jordan Dunne

    I love to use greek yogurt to make sweet cereal creations – eaten out of a coffee mug lol. Or I mix it with some lemon pepper and use it as a salad dressing. It tastes sooooo much better than ranch.

  • http://burpandslurp.com Sophia

    Yay, Sarah! I’m glad I’m not too late. I honestly like my yogurt plain and simple. I love eating it like pudding. Oh and my favorite dip is spinach artichoke!

  • Sarawulrich

    It is my fav 3 I clock snack!!! I healthify a lot of stuff w it too!!

  • Anonymous

    My google reader was not informing me of your new posts! Grrr!! However, I’m happy to have found you in time for a giveaway,hehe! My favorite way to use Greek yogurt is in banana bread!

  • Anonymous

    I like them on facebook!

  • Anonymous

    And I follow you on twitter.

  • http://glitzglamgranola.com/ Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Mmm I like all sorts of dips but if I’m not thinking about health, then spinach artichoke is the clear frontrunner… yum!

  • http://glitzglamgranola.com/ Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    I have Greek yogurt every morning for breakfast with frozen raspberries and granola! But I also make my own protein fluff with greek yogurt and peanut butter! I’ve never thought to add cool whip though! That sounds fab!

  • http://glitzglamgranola.com/ Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Liked them on facebook!

  • http://glitzglamgranola.com/ Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Follow you on twitter!

  • http://glitzglamgranola.com/ Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Tweeted! (@emilyatGGG)

  • Soo [Littlemissfitnessblog]

    LOVE guac, too! My husband & I just polished off a bowl of it as an appetizer. :)

  • Meredithklapheke

    Love your blog and Greek yogurt! My current favorite is pretty lame but I love it — Greek yogurt, frozen thawed TJ mango chunks, and TJ fiber cereal (like fiber one). Mixed together in a big bowl with some stevia. Yum! I can’t get enough of the creamy crunchy sweet taste. My other favorite this fall was to mix Greek yogurt with canned pumpkin — yum!!

    • http://www.nourish-and-flourish.net Sara Stewart

      Not lame AT ALL! In fact, I love the idea of adding frozen mango chunks to the yogurt. Holy yum!

  • http://fashionfitnessfoodie.com/ alyssa-fashionfitnessfoodie

    If I win I will totally be making that peanut butter fluff dip!!! Serious deliciousness… I also love buffalo sauce anything!

  • http://lauraloveslife.wordpress.com/ laura

    hummus or guac!

  • http://lauraloveslife.wordpress.com/ laura

    vanilla greek yogurt mixed with cottage cheese and berries or any fruit :)

  • http://thisitalianfamily.wordpress.com/ Rach

    Buffalo chicken dip is delicious! I love that stuff! Also, I can’t have dairy so I’m going to take myself out of the drawing for the yogurt, but I just had to comment on the dip! :)

  • Thehealthyapron

    okay now I want guacamole! I only eat organic dairy, otherwise I would love Chobani! I also love how you lightened up the buff dip! One of my favs! YUM! Hope you’re doing well and had a great New Year!

  • http://loftyappetite.wordpress.com/ Mila @ loftyappetite

    These are such great dip ideas! Another favorite of mine with chobani is mixing the yogurt with pumkin purree to dip apples into! yummy

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