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Make the best of everything!: Bell Pepper Scoop Chips

Friday, July 20, 2012

Bell Pepper Scoop Chips

I know that on my Facebook page I  have mentioned that We LOVE The Chicago White Sox in our house.  Sometimes on game night ( game night is almost every night during the summer).  We will make a " snacky" dinner and just eat it as we watch the baseball game.

My son is 8 months old, so we can get away with not eating around the table some nights.   I have a feeling next year will be different.

The other night for dinner I made a few " skinny dips"   I wanted our " snacky" dinner to still be healthy, so I created Bell Pepper Scoop chips!

It was a great way to scoop up all of our yummy dip without all those calories ( or carbs)

The best part about this dinner is that it took barely any time to make it!

Here are two recipes I used for Healthier dips.

Skinny Salsa Dip 
* 2 Chicken breasts
* 1 Jar of Salsa
* 1 handful of non fat shredded cheese. ( almost any cheese will work) 

1) Cut the chicken into small pieces
2) Saute chicken in a saucepan
3) Once the chicken is cooked.  Add a jar of salsa and simmer for 5-10 minutes. 
4) When your chicken and salsa are nicely mixed, take off the heat
5) Add the cheese and stir. 

Pea and avocado Hummus
* 1 can of mushy green peas
* 1 avocado
* I clove of garlic
* 1 tablespoon of lime juice. or the juice from 1 lime 
* salt and pepper 
* hot sauce to taste, if you please.  

Place all the ingredients into a food processor and mix to the consistency you prefer! 

Okay, back to my scoop peppers.

I purchased some Locally grown organic bell peppers. Are these not the prettiest peppers?

In order to turn these bell peppers into " Scoop" chips.  Try to cut them up in order to make each piece as " scoopy" as possible.  Some will be " Scoopier" then others.

When I ate this for dinner.  I was surprised on how fast these peppers filled me up.  These peppers are crunchy and crisp.  The scoops fit a nice amount of dip.  This is also a nice light snack or dinner for a hot summer evening.  Also, I think that Bell Pepper Scoop Chips work well with Mexican themed dips.

I really enjoyed these, and I will most defiantly be eating these again.  This was a great " light" dinner.

Well the White Sox lost to the Red Sox that particular evening.  At least I had a great dinner to eat while I was watching the game!!

Like?  Check out my Chicken Salad on a Stick!



At July 21, 2012 at 2:44 PM , Blogger Julie said...

I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop:

At July 21, 2012 at 10:22 PM , Blogger Laura @ Mrs. in the Making said...

Great idea!!! I have recently started eating bell peppers raw (I love them IN things, but was afraid of them in their natural state...) dipped in the homemade ranch my man and I make... it never occurred to me to cut them in a scoop shape (which of course, peppers so naturally make!) and I usually cut them into strips... I'm going to do this sometime this week when I pack my lunch for work! :) Thanks for sharing! I hopped over from Six Sisters' link party.

At July 22, 2012 at 1:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dropping by from Sew Darn Crafty Link Party.

What a great idea for a snack tray. We love peppers so these would get eaten for sure. Thanks!

At July 22, 2012 at 1:36 PM , Blogger Highland Monkey's said...

That's a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing.

At July 22, 2012 at 7:15 PM , Blogger Julie Rogers said...

LOVE this idea, despite that I'm a Cubs fan!!! Looking forward to reading more, found you via the blog hop:) Come check us out at http://www.thechirpingmoms.com!


At July 22, 2012 at 10:35 PM , Blogger Emily said...

yum! and super healthy!! Would love for you to come over on Tues and share at my tasty tuesday party... actually opens monday night. :o)

At July 23, 2012 at 7:27 AM , Blogger Suzanne said...

I never, ever, ever thought of using bell pepper chips to make scoops. I absolutely love this idea! Thank you so much!!

At July 23, 2012 at 7:31 AM , Blogger Theresa said...

Pepper scoops are also good for nacho filling. Kinda like nachos-to-go. Just put your filling in the scoops (rice, meat, cheese, whatever you fancy), and broil for a couple of minutes until cheese is melted. These are perfect for game night!

At July 23, 2012 at 8:01 AM , Blogger Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is a fantastic idea! So much healthier than chips but still with lots of crunch! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

At July 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM , Blogger Leslie said...

Found you at Skip To My Lou. Love this idea and plan to share it on my blog soon! New follower! Would love it if you'd follow me back! :)

At July 23, 2012 at 8:31 PM , Blogger Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner said...

Saw this at A Pinch of Joy and a new follower... hope you will stop by and do the same... though I'm a Twins fan and I'm watching the game now and your team is winning! All is fair in cooking and baseball, right! :-)

At July 25, 2012 at 9:24 AM , Blogger kendascrafts said...

fun idea!

At July 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM , Blogger Erika Marsh said...

This is a really cool idea! totally doing this next BBQ! Please come hang out and link up to our link party "Home is Where the Heart is" Please feel free to link up any posts you might want to share! :)

At July 26, 2012 at 1:50 PM , Blogger Zachary and Sarah @ HHG said...

Look at how clever you are! What a good idea. I love peppers! New follower :)

At July 26, 2012 at 3:16 PM , Blogger Christine said...

What a GREAT idea!!! I LOVE peppers too!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

At July 26, 2012 at 3:22 PM , Blogger Recipes We Love said...

great idea. I LOVE we have some great dip that this would work with.. mind if i share the idea on our blog and link it back to this post?

At July 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM , Blogger Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the pretty pic of them all lined up:@)

At July 31, 2012 at 3:09 PM , Blogger Judy said...

What a healthy alternative. I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

At August 13, 2012 at 9:04 AM , Blogger Margo said...

Awesome idea!


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