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Yesterday I promised a honey mustard dip that’s good for you, and today I deliver.  I’ve become slightly addicted to Greek yogurt lately, and am discovering that it makes a great substitute for mayonnaise in a lot of recipes.  This honey mustard dip is perfect for chicken wings, chicken tenders, or even fresh vegetable sticks, and you can eat it guilt free.I’ve started using the Livestrong MyPlate tracker to help me pay attention to exactly what’s going into my body.  While I realize that we eat healthier than most people, I also know that there are a lot of areas that we can work on.  For instance, I’m a snacker, and keep a lot of healthy snacks at my desk.  But even though nuts and dried fruit are healthy, if I don’t keep track of how much I’m eating, I may find that I’ve had 2 cups of pecans by the end of the work day.  That’s over 1000 calories!

I’m not obsessing over every calorie, but I am trying to make sure that I really am getting as many vitamins and nutrients as possible, and that my caloric intake averages to a healthy amount each week.  Basically, it’s a test to see if my diet is really as balanced as I feel it is.

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The good news for you, is that some recipes can now include nutrition information.  I can’t do this for every recipe, it takes me 4-8 hours to complete a recipe post, and inputting each one into a recipe calculator would add another thirty minutes I just don’t have!  But sometimes I do so to keep track for myself, and when that happens, of course I’m willing to share it with you!

For instance, this lovely dip has three simple ingredients: plain Greek yogurt, deli mustard and honey.  The cup of dip is enough for at least eight people, so it’s about 1/8 cup for a serving.  Here are the nutrition facts:

Calories 34
Calories from Fat 0.0
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 90.63mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.25g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 6.88g
Protein 1.88g

But let’s not forget that Greek yogurt is full of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12.  It has double the protein of regular yogurt so helps you feel full longer (this means you can eat just a few chicken tenders to feel satisfied!)

Okay, I’ll share the recipe already.  But one quick question.  How many of you are interested in the nutritional information of the recipes I share?  Is this something that’s helpful to include or could you care less?  I’d love to hear from you!

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Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard Recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 cup (8 servings)
Calories per serving: 34
Fat per serving: 0

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup
    Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup
    deli mustard
  • 3 TBS
    honey

Cooking Directions

  1. Whisk ingredients together in a bowl until thoroughly mixed. Serve chilled.

Approximate cost/serving: We get our Greek yogurt and mustard at bulk stores like Sam’s Club or Costco.  You can get honey there too but we prefer local honey.  This cost About $1 to make.  With eight servings it’s just 13 cents a serving!  At a cost like that you’ll never want to buy premade dip again!

Vegetarian/Gluten Free: There is dairy, but no meat.  Naturally gluten free.


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