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Salmon Dip

Source:  Healthy-Diabetic-Recipes.co.uk

Ingredients:

1 can (7 3/4 oz) salmon
2 tbsp minced green onions
1/4 c plain lowfat yogurt
1/4 c mayonnaise or salad dress.
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Directions:

Drain and flake the salmon. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serve with raw vegetable dippers, such as zucchini, carrots, pea pods, cherry tomatoes, cauliflowerets, broccoli florets, etc.

Makes 16 (1 Tablespoon) Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 T Free, 3 T – 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
17 Calories
1.5 g Fat
0 g Carbohydrates
0 g Protein
106 mg Sodium
16 mg Potassium
1 g Cholesterol

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Black Bean Dip

Source:  DiabeticGourmet.com

Ingredients:

1 can (15 ounces) black beans, undrained
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp each salt, black pepper and ground cumin
2 drops hot pepper sauce
3/4 c minced white onion
2 cloves garlic
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained

Directions:

Drain beans, reserving 2 tablespoons liquid. Combine beans, reserved liquid, chili powder, salt, black pepper, cumin and hot pepper sauce in blender. Process until smooth. Combine onion and garlic in nonstick skillet.  Cover and cook over low heat until onion is soft. Uncover and cook until slightly browned. Add chilies.  Cook 3 minutes more. Add bean mixture. Mix well.
Serve hot or cold with melba toasts or jicama.  Garnish with pepper strips, if desired.

Makes 24 Appetizers.

Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 Starch/Bread

Nutrients Per Serving:
18 Calories
1 g Fat
4 g Carbohydrates
2 g Protein
134 mg Sodium
0 mg Cholesterol

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Ambrosia Fruit Dip

Source:  Diabetes.About.com

Ingredients:

1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 c plain nonfat yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp grated lemon rind
3-1/2 tsp Equal® for Recipes*
or 12 packets Equal® sweetener*
or 1/2 c Equal® Spoonful*

*Equal® is a registered trademark of the Merisant Company.

Directions

Blend cream cheese and yogurt until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients. Chill. Serve with fresh fruit.

Makes 2 Cups.

Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 Milk, 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
90 Calories
5 g Fat
6 g Carbohydrate
5 g Protein
16 mg Cholesterol
107 mg Sodium

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Guacamole

Ingredients:

1 ripe medium avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks
1/4 c fat-free sour cream
2 small plum tomatoes, diced
1/4 c diced seedless cucumber
1/4 medium red onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1-2 small jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1/4 tsp seasoned salt

Directions:
 
In a medium bowl with a fork, mash the avocado with the sour cream (there should be small chunks remaining). Add the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapenos, and salt; stir lightly until well blended.

Makes 16 (2 Tablespoon) Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
28 Calories
2 g Fat
3 g Carbohydrate
1 g Sugar
1 g Protein
0 mg Cholesterol
31 mg Sodium
1 g Dietary Fiber

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Creamy Spinach Dip

Ingredients:

1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained very well
1-1/2 c low-fat sour cream
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp minced mint
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 c minced water chestnuts
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Prepare the spinach and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream, vinegar, mint, garlic, water chestnuts, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Add the spinach and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Makes 16 (2 Tablespoon) Servings.

Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 Carbohydrate

Nutrients Per Serving:
33 Calories
2 g Fat
3 g Carbohydrate
1 g Sugars
2 g Protein
7 mg Cholesterol
27 mg Sodium
1 g Dietary Fiber