This buffalo chicken dip spin-off has become one of my favorite football snacks....hence the name: Football Dip. I'm totally not trying to toot my own horn here or anything, but I make a mean buffalo chicken dip. And of course, I marry a vegetarian. So...I introduce to you a quinoa and cottage cheese, healthier evolution from my old fave. I absolutely have nothing against chicken, so you can definitely add it in...but I promise this dip has an interesting texture and extreme flavor. The quinoa is loaded with nutrients and is a great source of protein. I started using cottage cheese instead of cream cheese when I realized how A. You can't tell the difference, and B. It helped bump up the dip on the health-o-meter a tad 😜. Just looking at the macronutrients for cream cheese versus cottage cheese, the swap is justified:
1 cup cream cheese
80.9 grams of fat
6.17 grams of carbs
17.52 grams protein
1 cup cottage cheese
5.1 grams of fat
3 grams of carbs
14.11 grams of protein
I serve this dip from a small crockpot so it stays warm. Just make sure you watch it so it doesn't burn! Stirring occasionally will help as well! Eric eats his straight up, but I prefer dipping celery or Fritos (to bring back the tradional feel of buff dip).
On that note, back to the game. I am pretty hype after that Bruno/Queen B "Do it like me challenge".
I AM A 30-SOMETHING, FOOD-LOVING, FITNESS-OBSESSED, DIY-ING, WORK-A-HOLIC, DOGGY-MOMMY AND WIFEY.....THAT DECIDED TO SHARE MY LIFE WITH YOU. WELCOME AND ENJOY!