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How can you make an easy, healthy taco dip?

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Making a healthy taco dip requires using low-fat or fat-free products, such as refried beans, sour cream and cheese along with fresh ingredients, such as green onions, ripe olives, plump tomatoes and taco seasoning. Using the low-fat and fat-free ingredients reduces the calories, fat and cholesterol in this appetizer, making it a healthy alternative for any occasion.

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How can you make an easy, healthy taco dip?
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Healthy Taco Dip

This healthy taco dip recipe contains 91 calories per 1/4 cup serving (without chips), 3 grams fat, 10 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams protein, 13 milligrams cholesterol, 381 milligrams sodium and 2 grams fiber. The dip takes only 10 minutes to prepare and requires no cook time, so it can be thrown together at a moments notice to serve to unexpected company.

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 0 min.

Ready In: 10 min.

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces canned refried beans
  • 2 cups reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cups shredded, reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup ripe olives, sliced and drained
  • Baked tortilla chips
  1. Create the first layer: Spread the refried beans evenly into a 9-inch glass pie plate for the bottom layer of the dip.
  2. Mix in taco flavoring: Combine taco seasoning and sour cream in a small mixing bowl until well blended.
  3. Layer the flavor: Spread the sour cream and taco seasoning mixture onto the refried beans evenly for the second layer.
  4. Add the toppings: Top the sour cream mixture with chopped tomatoes, olives, sliced onions and shredded cheese. Serve with baked tortilla chips or scoops.
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