If you are looking for a dip to serve at a barbecue or to use as a snack along with your favourite tortilla chips in front of the football or a Netflix binge, then look no further.
Just Average Jen is an independent blog and in no way connected with any weight loss plan and no contributors have been trained by them or worked for them. It is the reader’s responsibility to check Slimming World syn values, WW points and any other allowances themselves as those given are approximate.
Why you should try this garlic dip
This garlic dip recipe is easy and quick to prepare, and better still, it keeps in the fridge for up to three days, so you can make it in advance if you wish.
Garlic – it’s the ingredient that wards off both vampires and potential love interests. Despite its potent smell, the intense flavour livens up many a dish and is one of my absolute favourites. I love this healthy garlic dip and I am sure you will too!
Health Benefits of Garlic
Did you know that garlic has long been considered a food with numerous health benefits associated with its consumption?
While people shouldn’t use it in isolation if they have issues with high blood pressure or cholesterol, garlic can be used alongside prescribed tablets to help lower these two.
For centuries, people have believed that eating garlic can help reduce the length and severity of a cold. So, what have you got to lose? It won’t do you any harm.
Try this garlic dip and see what you think.
What do I dip?
When trying to lose weight or watch what you eat, it can be tempting to buy or prepare a low-fat, low-calorie dip but then get through a tube of Pringles or a giant pack of tortilla chips.
However, it might be better to dip some tasty, crunchy vegetables instead.
Carrot sticks as perfect. Save yourself money by buying a few loose carrots, then peeling and chopping yourself.
Although you can buy ready-cut carrot batons, these come at a premium and in a plastic bag, not so great for the environment.
Cucumber is another great option. Wash and cut into long, thin sticks, but not too thin, otherwise, they become floppy and difficult to dip.
Peppers go brilliantly with this dip. Personally, I avoid the green ones as they taste quite bitter. However, combined with this dip, I don’t mind the flavour. Red, orange and yellow will always be my go-to colours, though.
Cauliflower and broccoli florets don’t have to be cooked, you know? I remember trying them raw for the first time, and it was a revelation.
Not only do they taste fantastic, especially dipped in this garlic creation, but you also avoid the yucky smell of vegetable water having them prepared this way.
Enjoying this healthy garlic dip for weight loss
When losing weight, no food should be banned, so as long as you know how much of a particular food you can enjoy within your allowances, you can enjoy doing that. Does that mean you will choose veggies or crisps?
This recipe for a garlic dip is so simple that once you’ve prepared it once, you probably won’t even need to refer back to this recipe again.
If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances. It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.
Not only is it full of syn free ingredients, if you’re following that Slimming World, but it is also so tasty that no one will actually realise that it’s not full of fat.
Other recipes you might enjoy
If you like dips then be sure to check out my dip directory full of all my tasty dip recipes perfect for any BBQ or party! The selection includes a vegan red pepper dip, spicy lentil dip, coleslaw, tangy chilli salsa and red pepper houmous.
You might also like to check my BBQ guide and see if there are any new BBQ foods you might not have considered before like falafel burgers, pork burgers, cajun chicken and sticky chicken. I also have a guide to healthy meat choices if that helps too.
If you go to a Slimming World group and need ideas for foods for a taster session or perhaps you are organising a healthy party then my taster ideas article has lots of good ideas you may find helpful!
A few other recipes I think you will love are:
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Mix all ingredients together well, keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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