Stepping Up your Veggie Platter Game

Raw veggie platters are a great way to increase your daily consumption of vegetables and can provide a quick side-dish for lunch, an appetizer, or last minute snack. There are so many vegetable options available when making a platter, which makes it a great way to eat an assortment of different colored vegetables.

 

The one downfall with veggie platters is the dip, usually ranch, which is loaded with calories and fat. So with each dip into the ranch, you are decreasing the benefits your veggie platter is meant to be providing.

 

Have no fear….a new, healthy and tasty dip is here! I made this Turmeric Curry Yogurt Dip this past weekend and it was a huge hit. The greek yogurt gives it a tangy flavor and the curry and turmeric give it a kick without being too overpowering. It’s low in fat and low in calories and very simple to make.

 

 

 

 

It contains turmeric, which is a flavorful spice that has many health benefits. It’s in the ginger family and it has been known to help alleviate heartburn, may assist in preventing heart attacks, and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may help reduce joint pain and reduce the risk of certain cancers.

 

- The Domestic Dietitian

 

 

 

It’s kind of like a more “grown-up” version of carrots with ranch dip. I can see this being a great addition to a dinner party or potluck.

 

Turmeric Curry Yogurt Dip

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Greek Nonfat Plain Yogurt
  • 1-2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Yellow Curry Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Cracked Black Pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl
  2. Chill for ~ 1 hour before serving

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