Healthy Taco Dip For Football Season!

So it’s safe to say many of you are football fans. You have been patiently waiting for college and pro football to begin. Football season marks the start of tailgating, wings, beer, and rivalries. Today I’m going to provide you with a wonderful taco dip recipe that is healthy so you don’t have to feel too guilty or stray too far from all the progress you have made on your diet.

First I start with my glass pie plate. You can use one of the foil ones for easy clean up but I don’t really recommend it as you might not fit everything into it. Preheat your oven to 375F.
The first ingredient I start with is 1 package of cream cheese. I used light cream cheese this time but usually I try to stay away from light or low fat items. These items tend to be jam packed with chemical substitutes. Spread the softened package of cream cheese on the pie plate. Next, pour about 8 oz of taco sauce on top of the cream cheese. Here is the sauce I used


Next I put diced tomatoes on top of the sauce. I bought two packages of diced tomatoes but you can dice two or three of your own. Just be sure to really dry the chopped tomato pieces with paper towels so you don’t have a runny pie. Next I chopped half an onion and half a pepper nice and small. Place that on the tomatoes. Next I added a small can of jalapeños.

Again don’t go with light or low fat, for those of you on Primal or Paleo, it’s recommended you stick with full fat as the common misconception is this kind of fat is bad for you, which in moderation this is untrue.
If you don’t like spicy things you can use a can of chiles of the same size. Next comes the cheese. I bought a 16oz package and used about 3/4 of it.

Spread a large amount of cheese over the top. Don’t be shy with it! Place the entire dish in the oven until the cheese melts (time will vary by oven). Take dish out of the oven and this is what you should get

Please disregard the giant hole in the bottom right, we dug into it as soon as it came out of the oven!! Now most tortilla chips work, especially the Scoops, however, I stumbled upon these little gems at my grocery store

They were at the end of the deli department before produce and if you can find them, I recommend buying them, multiple times. Not so much Primal or Paleo, but they only use corn flour and they are gluten free!! If you make this, let me know how it turns out!! Bon Appetit/Buen Provecho!
1 package cream cheese
1 jar taco sauce
1 onion diced
1 bell pepper diced
2-3 diced tomatoes (dry with paper towels)
1 can jalapeños or chiles
1 16oz package cheese blend

Preheat oven to 375F. Spread softened cream cheese in glass pie plate. Add 8oz of taco sauce to pie plate. Add diced tomatoes, pepper, onion and jalapeños in layers. Add cheese on top (amount will vary depending on how much cheese you enjoy). Place dish in oven until cheese is melted. Let cool slightly and enjoy!!


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