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TIP OF THE DAY: Slimmed-Down Sour Cream Alternative

Love sour cream but not the cholesterol and calories?

Slim it down with some nonfat Greek yogurt.

  • Make a blended, lower-fat, lower-calorie sour cream substitute by adding 2 parts nonfat Greek yogurt to 1 part dairy sour cream.
  • We don’t care for the fat-free sour creams on the market, but we do like this! (Truth to tell, we often use 100% nonfat Greek yogurt as a sour cream alternative.)
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    Here’s another lowfat dairy topping recipe, combining lowfat cottage cheese with nonfat yogurt. Add the seasonings and you’ve got a dip:

     

    Slim down sour cream with nonfat Greek yogurt, into a delicious blend. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

     

  • Combine 3 parts lowfat cottage cheese and 1 part nonfat Greek yogurt in a small food processor or blender.
  • Blend until smooth. Season to taste with lemon juice.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
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    Punch it up by blending in these optional low-calorie seasonings:

  • Red pepper concasse: finely chopped roasted red peppers blended with 1 teaspoon chopped garlic and 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salsa
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    For a few more calories and some heart-healthy fats, add:

  • Olive tapenade
  • Pesto
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    Enjoy!

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