First-Down Layered Dip
When served with bell pepper "scoopers", a serving of this dip is nearly 150 calories less than a serving of typical potato chips and dip.
* 1 (8-ounce) tub fat-free cream cheese, softened
* 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
* 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
* 2-3 dashes hot sauce
* ½ cup chopped scallions
* ¼ cup low-fat shredded cheese blend
Preheat oven to 350( F. Spread cream cheese in the bottom of an 8- by 8-inch baking dish. Toss together black beans, tomatoes and hot sauce in a medium bowl, and spread over cream cheese. Sprinkle with scallions, then with cheese. Bake covered for 18 to 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Scoop up this dip with toasted French bread circles or baked tortilla chips. Or, use bite-sized chunks of green and yellow bell pepper to add an extra serving of vegetables.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
* 90 calories
* 4 grams fiber
* 1 gram fat
* 3 mg cholesterol
* 146 mg sodium