Monday, February 7, 2011

Nutritious and Delicious Recipe Makeover: Hot Wing Dip

Have you ever had Buffalo Chicken Dip?  It is awesome, but is also a calorie bomb that's loaded with saturated fat and sodium.  I really wanted to make it for the Super Bowl but thought a few healthy tweaks were in order.  I replaced canned chicken for fresh, organic chicken, swapped full fat cream cheese for Neufchatel cheese, and replaced bottled salad dressing with kefir and raw milk blue cheese crumbles.  We certainly didn't miss all that extra fat and sodium, it turned out absolutely delicious!

Hot Wing Dip

1 package (8 ounces) Neufchatel cheese, softened
6 ounces plain lowfat kefir
2 ounces Wing Time hot wing sauce
2 ounces blue cheese crumbles
6 ounces of cooked chicken breast, diced

Mix Neufchatel cheese with a whisk until soft and creamy.  Stir in kefir a little at a time until incorporated.  Stir in wing sauce until combined.  Gently fold in blue cheese and chicken. 

Pour into baking dish and bake in a 350 oven for 30 minutes until hot and bubbly.  It won't brown too much on the top.  Serve with a platter of fresh, crisp and colorful vegetable dippers.


I plugged all the ingredients into Nutrition Data and here is how the recipe breaks down:  two tablespoons (one ounce) contains just 50 calories, 3 grams of fat and 75 grams of sodium in addition to being a wonderful way to get in lots of veggies. 


  1. That is so funny because that's exactly what I do! I don't eat meat so when people get hot wings at a restaurant I just eat all the celery dipped in the hot sauce. :) I make sure the sauce obviously doesn't have meat in it haha. :) This looks great, maybe I'll try this next season of football.


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