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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.

Serving suggestion:

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