I am defenseless against plain Lay’s potato chips and cheap, trashy, premade onion dip. Salt, fat, and dehydrated onions: why does this palate-killing flavor bomb make me want to eat my weight in junk food? Besides the ridiculous calorie count, the potato chip and sour cream based dip combination delivers way too much fat for my aging gallbladder.
Happily, I discovered Penzey’s “chip and dip” dry seasoning mix, which turns 0% fat, high-protein yogurt into a near twin of supermarket onion dip and adds just 5 calories per teaspoon. Paired with Kettle brand baked potato chips, the yogurt dip delivers every bit of over-the-top, dried onion flavor while clocking in at 120 calories and 23 grams of protein per cup. (Like you never scarfed down 8 oz of onion dip before….if not, don’t judge.)
Go ahead, eat the whole damn 4-ounce bag of baked Kettle chips, too: it clocks in at 480 calories and 12 grams of fat (600 calories with dip, in case you’re still counting).
ETA: I feel compelled to tell you that I ate carrot sticks, cucumber spears, and endive along with the chip-n-dip feast.