Chile Con Queso made healthy

Published on October 01 2009 - 2:45 PM
Chile Con Queso made healthy
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In my house, fall means football. I grew up watching games on the weekends with my football-loving father, went to a big football college (yeah Penn State!) and married a guy who loves the game. On the weekends we invite our friends and their kids over to watch games and we make lots of yummy tailgating snacks for the crowd. (Find 36 healthy tailgating recipes for apps, drinks and more.)

No spread is complete without chips and dips, but since we try to eat healthy, I make my own lighter versions instead of opening a bag of high-fat chips and a carton of calorie-loaded dip. They actually taste better than the store-bought stuff and don’t take much time, especially the Chile Con Queso dip, which is delicious, low-cal and ready in 20 minutes. I serve it with these ridiculously easy Chile-Lime Tortilla Chips. Other crowd favorites include diet-friendly French Onion Dip, Creamy Spinach Dip and Garlic & Herb Pita Chips for dipping. Ready, set, game on!

Michelle is the digital editor for EatingWell Media Group. She puts her background in journalism to work online at EatingWell.com and in EatingWell Magazine, authoring the Good Questions interview with interesting people in the world of food and health.