A healthier 7-Layer Taco Dip

Low fat and no fat ingredients amp up the nutrition value


DETROIT – Meijer Healthy Living Advisor Tina Miller provides a recipe using reduced fat cheese, fat free refried beans and a fat free sour cream to increase the nutrition value in this crowd favorite -- Seven Layer Taco Dip


1 pkg. taco seasoning mix - NuVal - 5
1 (16 ounce) can fat free refried beans - NuVal - 50
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened - NuVal - 23
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
1 (16 ounce) jar salsa - NuVal - 16
1 large tomato, chopped - NuVal - 96
1 green pepper, chopped - NuVal - 94
1 bunch chopped green onions - NuVal - 100
1 bag lettuce, shredded - NuVal - 82
1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained - NuVal -5
2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese - NuVal - 23


1.  In a medium bowl, blend the taco seasoning mix and refried beans. Spread the mixture onto a large serving platter.
2.  Mix the sour cream and cream cheese in a medium bowl. Spread over the refried beans.
3. Top the layers with salsa. Place a layer of tomato, green bell pepper, green onions and lettuce over the salsa, and top with Cheddar cheese. Garnish with black olives.

Makes: 56 servings or 1 large dip

Nutritional info per serving
Calories: 55 kcal
Total Fat: 3.4g
Cholesterol: 12mg
Sodium: 180mg
Carbohydrates: 4g
Fiber: 0.9g   
Protein: 2.6g

Nutrition Notes: Adjusting ingredients to fat free and reduced fat raises the NuVal™ score 29 points!
Adapted from Allrecipes.com 5/2/2013