Day: July 13, 2012

Dish :: Fat Free Ranch Dip

I’ve been working on eliminating some processed foods from my diet, opting instead to make some of said foods from whole, organic ingredients.

It’s not easy.

Here’s one recipe that is, though!

This is how I made a super-easy, completely fat free ranch dip recipe I found on Pinterest.  I love it for veggies, but the husband used it for chips, too.

Oh, and if you want to use this for salad dressing, you just need to whisk in skim milk till it gets to the consistency you like!

Easy peasy!


Fat Free Ranch Dip/Dressing

  • 18oz. Plain organic, fat-free Greek yogurt (I used the Fage 0% brand, but you can use whatever your supermarket has)
  • 1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch dip mix

Pour the yogurt into a big bowl.

Dump the dip seasoning mix on top.

Whisk together until mixed through.

(If using for salad dressing:  Whisk in skim milk until dressing reaches desired consistency.)



Seriously.  It’s SO easy.

And it’s delicious!  The husband even liked it, and that’s saying something!

Give this recipe a shot.  It’s simple, inexpensive, and so much healthier for you than whatever the heck is in those bottles of ranch that sell for $4.50.




Friday Funnies :: Harry Potter Edition

I am a nerd.  I admit it.

I am also a giant Harry Potter fan.

Liiiiike… I’ve seen every movie so many times I can quote them.

Accent and all.

Sometimes I answer questions with Harry Potter quotes.  It’s a serious problem.

I’ve also read and reread the books, and love to point out to the husband (a movie-only Potter fan) the differences in the stories.

He rolls his eyes, but I’m sure he acknowledges my superiority deep down inside.

And so, without further ado, here are some of the silly, poignant, and downright awesome little Potter tidbits I’ve gleaned from the interwebs.

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