Seven Layer Dip is one of my favorites!! Not only do I love the taste, but it always puts me in a good mood because I think of so many parties that I’ve enjoyed it at.
I don’t even know how many points are in a typical seven layer dip, but I’m sure it’s a lot.
One cup of regular sour cream is 21 Weight Watchers Freestyle points. TWENTY-ONE!!!! That is how many points are in this entire recipe.
Instead of using the regular sour cream I used fat-free sour cream which is only 6 points. That’s a huge difference.
Another way I lightened up this seven layer dip was by using fat-free refried beans. Fat-free refried beans are 0 points on Freestyle vs. regular refried beans which would have been 5 points.
The last thing I did to lighten it up was by using a different cheese. My old recipe called for 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. That would have been 9 Freestyle points.
So instead I used reduced-fat Mexican cheese and it was only 5 points. That saved 4 points.
Just by making those 3 simple changes I saved 24 points! And guess what? This seven layer dip is still delicious!
I love this time of year. The kids are back in school and football season is upon us. This is a great dip to serve at football parties. Your guests won’t even know they are eating a lightened up version.
I served my dip with Tostitos bite size tortilla chips. They have the same great taste as regular Tostitos, but you can have 24 of them for only 4 points.
Another option would be to bake your own chips. This can easily be done by cutting a tortilla into little pieces, spray them with no-stick cooking spray, add a little salt and bake them at 400 degrees F. for about 10 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings – approximately 1/4 cup each – 3 Freestyle points per serving
- 1 cup fat-free sour cream
- 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
- 1 cup fat-free refried beans
- 1/2 cup Wholly Guacamole (I used 2 of the mini containers)
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat Mexican shredded cheese
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1 green onion
- 2 tablespoons sliced black olives
In a small bowl mix together the sour cream and taco seasoning. Set aside for a minute.
Use a (dinner) plate or medium bowl to layer the dip.
Start with the refried beans. I warmed up the refried beans in the microwave for about 20 seconds so they were easier to spread.
Next spread the guacamole onto the refried beans.
Add the sour cream mixture to the guacamole.
Sprinkle the Mexican cheese over the sour cream mixture.
Add the tomatoes, olives and green onions.
If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.
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