Football season has returned and my family loves it! Unfortunately the fight to stay fit becomes much harder during this time of year. Football food can be a gut buster and so hard to resist at the same time. Sauce drenched meats, salty chips, creamy dips, cheese and bacon on nearly everything. Oh my, when will the line be drawn?! It's time we stop leaving the diets behind with the summer weather and carry our healthier eating habits right on through the fall.
My all time favorite game day dip is this little thing called Reuben Dip, have you two met? Chopped corned beef is usually mixed with calorie laden cream cheese, Thousand Island dressing, and mayonnaise, and then topped with tons of greasy cheese and sauerkraut. It is incredibly delicious and will throw the pounds on you just as quickly as you can say "more please"! I think Jon and I gained 5 lbs. the first football season we discovered this gem. It is literally irresistible and eating just a bite or two is impossible! Even though I haven't made this dish in a while, for obvious reasons, I miss it terribly. I crave it with every football game I watch. It's time to make this recipe over so I can enjoy it guilt free! With the help of my favorite cream cheese replacement, low fat cottage cheese, and Litehouse's line of lower calorie dressings I can love my Reuben Dip and eat it too!
I'm bringing cottage cheese to the table again, I love this stuff folks. When blended in a food processor until smooth it is a perfect replacement for cream cheese in any dip recipe! The flavor is spot on and the creamy factor stays at a perfect 10. Litehouse's Light Thousand Island Dressing tastes just like the full calorie version while sporting a mere 70 calories per serving. It is an incredible combination and will have you forgetting that this is a lower calorie version of Reuben Dip with the first bite! Whip up this super easy recipe, impress your friends, fool your family, chow down, and leave your guilt on sidelines. This year healthier versions of game day favorites are the starting players on the Litehouse Team. I think we've got this game in the bag. For healthier game day options check out these healthy Litehouse recipes:
- Buffalo Blue Cheese Hummus
- Coconut Basil Lime Roasted Chickpeas
- Oven Baked Sea Salt and Dill Potato Chips
- Final Four Layer Dip Cups
- Veggie Fries w/ Creamy Dip
- Refreshing Garden Ranch Dip
- Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Onion Bombs