Autumn is officially here and with it comes the season for tailgating, school parties and the start of holiday craziness. It becomes very easy to over indulge and eat all of the unhealthy food platters piled high with crackers, chips, cheese and dips. It is enough to send any sane person running for the door to avoid having to buy new pants every time the big game comes around and a huge smorgasbord of food is set out on the table. Over indulgence in these situations never seems to fail. But, what if you could satisfy your snack craving and do it in a healthier way that won't make you feel like you just ate the football. Sounds pretty tempting, right? Keep reading, I think I may just have the solution for you...
Today I am here to bring to you a healthier alternative to the normal chips and dip fare by using Chobani Mezé Dippers and a fresh take on the normal chip plate. If you are anything like me, no get together, party or tailgate would be complete with out some sort of plate piled high with yummy goodness and something awesome to dip it in. It just wouldn't be a party without it. But how do you still enjoy the snacks without all the gut busting guilt? By carefully selecting what items make it on to your plate and selecting one of Chobani's new Mezé Dippers you can have a munchfest that can reach epic proportions and still stay relatively healthy and guilt-free.
So, what should be on this platter? What is going to be a crowd pleasing powerhouse? Well, for me personally, instead of the normal chips, breads and crackers my plate would be piled high with lots of bell peppers, cucumbers, celery, cauliflower, broccoli and carrots But why stop there? There are so many different healthy options to choose from. You could add sliced green beans, sugar snap peas, asparagus, zucchini, tomatoes, black olives, egg plant, radishes and much more. By swapping out the chips and crackers and piling high the veggies, you now have a snack full of nutrients and health filled goodness. I would serve it with either Chobani's Roasted Red Pepper Mezé Dip or the Chili Lime Mezé Dip because those two are my absolute favorite. There is even a Three Pepper Salsa Mezé Dip and a Smoked Onion and Parmesan Dip. You can't go wrong with that! And with the Mezé Dippers coming in at 25 calories per serving and 1 gram of fat you pretty much have an amazing snack that you don't have to feel guilty about.
By making a few strategic swaps on the traditional snack platter, snacking just got a whole lot healthier and much easier on the waistline. The vegetables will still give you the crunch you are looking for in a snack without all the fat and calories and when it is paired up with a Chobani Mezé Dipper you have a winning combination. Snacking doesn't have to be a waistline addition and by adding in all the vegetables you are getting in plenty of healthy nutrients and vitamins that your body needs to function properly. Do you have a winning dipping combination? What are some of your healthier ways to dip? Please share in the comments below. Also be sure to check out the Chobani Mezé Dipper page on their website to find out more about these awesome dips and how they can take your next snack attack to a whole new level.