I started trying to think of other options because I knew I could make the dip healthier then the original recipe but, the dippers is the problem. Then, it hit me, I literally had the little light bulb go on over my head...GREEN PEPPERS! I LOVE green peppers on my pizza, they are sturdy and would be able to hold all the delicious cheese and pepperoni that the dip had to offer! The dip was very simple.
As Healthy As Possible Pizza Dip:
What you need:
- 2 blocks of 1/3 less fat cream cheese
- 2 cups of mozzarella
- cup of turkey pepperoni
- tbs of Italian seasoning plus more if desired
- cup of pizza sauce
- garlic powder (if desired)
- Parmesan (if desired)
In a mixing bowl mix cream cheese, tbs Italian seasoning, 2/3 cup quartered turkey pepperoni and a cup of mozzarella
Place the rest of the turkey pepperoni in a layer on top of the cream cheese mixture
Then spread roughly a cup of pizza sauce on top, enough to cover up all the pepperoni (i know it is a sin to cover up something that delicious but, it will pay off in the end)
then coat everything in the rest of the mozzarella
For the dippers I sliced a baguette (for my non free-style dieting friends) and cut the green peppers into cracker-ish shapes
Be prepared for all of this dip to go! I thought I was going to have some to bring home to mike but, it all went to his dismay. The combination of the dip on the pepper is out of this world, I could stop myself from going back.
The rest of the night was AMAZING! We danced at kooma (that burns calories, right?) and definitely worked out our eye hand coordination (glass to mouth...repeat...). My abs still hurt from laughing with my girls...