When I heard my friend Robin was throwing a going away party before she moved to California (sniff!), I knew that I’d definitely be there… and I offered to bring some snacks! Robin had to work the day of her party, so I thought it would be contribute a few snacky items for the crowd that would show up that night.
Robin and I grew close way back in 2010, when we both decided to change our lives by getting healthy. We’ve both experienced significant transformations, and it’s been fun to have someone close who understood what I was going through along the way!
While I’m uber-happy that Robin is closer to her family now and closer to that gorgeous Pacific ocean, I’m going to miss her a LOT! Although, I’m looking forward to a future trip to Santa Barbara… especially since I visited it via television for so many years!
About the recipe… I found this yummy looking dip on Gina’s website SkinnyTaste, and it looked so easy and though it would be a total hit to party guests! And, it just LOOKS so pretty, right?? Well, it tastes even better!
Skinny Taco Dip
From Gina at Skinnytaste
8 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese
8 oz reduced fat sour cream
16 oz jar mild salsa
1 packet taco seasoning
2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
2.25 oz black olives
2-3 scallions, sliced
1. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning and mix well with an electric mixer.
2. Spread on the bottom of a large shallow glass dish. Note: I used a disposable 9 x 13 so I could leave it behind at the party.
3. Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese and black olives.
4. Serve with baked tortilla chips.
Per 1/24th recipe serving (not including chips):
CAL 59.2; CARB 4.7g; FAT 3.6g; PROT 2.2g; FIB 0.6g; WW Points Plus: 2