TV (take two!)

by Holly on December 28, 2011

in appetizer,gluten-free,recipes,TV appearances

Look Ma, I’m on WISC-TV again!

After my Everythingtarian TV debut just earlier this month – boom! – I got asked back on the News 3 Morning Show to share some tasty New Year’s Eve recipes with my friend Rob Starbuck. This time around, I thought it festive and appropriate to whip up some healthy appetizer dips to ring in 2012 with.

Did you know one cup of cream cheese has 800 calories and 72 grams of fat? Ummm…yeah…if you’ve watched my segment, then you already know that that kind of disgusting fact. So forget the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise – these easy peasy dips are made with protein-packed Greek yogurt and silken tofu.

If you are so inclined, you can watch TV appearance #2 here or here.


Like me on Facebook while you’re at it, mmmkay?

I promise you’ll get to hear my nervous laugh, be reminded you need to make a thank you journal & Tofu Tarragon Dip AND come out with a killer recipe for Lightened-Up Buffalo Chicken Dip.

It may not photograph well, but dang…it’s good.

Lightened-Up Buffalo Chicken Dip
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes

2 cups shredded chicken
1 cup plain 2% or 0% Chobani Greek yogurt
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup buffalo wing or hot sauce
1 t garlic powder
pita chips, celery, carrots & pretzels, for dipping

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour into a 8×8-inch baking dish and sprinkle with an additional thin layer of cheddar cheese. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until dip is warm and cheese is melted.

Makes 4 cups

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sarah @ sarah learns December 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm

i saw you on tv!!! :) i dvr-ed it and felt like i “knew” a celebrity.

good work.

Jessica December 28, 2011 at 10:07 pm

1. I’m telling everyone that I know a celebrity.
2. That dip? I need it…like now.


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 28, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Ah! You’re so famous. Can I get an autograph before you forget the little people? ;)

Alissa - Not Just Apples December 29, 2011 at 1:58 am

Yum! Buffalo chicken dip…sensational :)

Amber December 29, 2011 at 6:14 am

omgoodess Holly! That dip looks amazing!

Erica December 29, 2011 at 6:15 am

hahha….fun party plans? You really rock on TV. Come on food network- hire Holly….you know you want to! Great recipe- forwarding it to my sister in law (who loves buffalo chicken)

Hillary December 29, 2011 at 8:01 am

You are kicking ass and taking names, and I love it.
And since this is one of my favorite dips ever, I feel like I need to make a batch of the healthier kind ASAP. Yum!

Diana @ frontyardfoodie December 29, 2011 at 11:22 am

You are seriously like a total natural in front of the camera! You should have your own show.

janetha December 29, 2011 at 1:32 pm

both the dips look so legit. i think you should have your own show. and i should be a guest. or a cohost…

Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn December 29, 2011 at 11:05 pm

uh, yum. you do know that Chobani is appropriate in everything, right? like, everything.

I’m with Janetha, get your own show. and make us your co-hosts.

Andrea@WellnessNotes December 30, 2011 at 8:25 am

You are becoming a regular!!!!!! :) :) :) Another great job!

Wishing you a very happy & healthy 2012! And I’m looking forward to many more tv appearances! :)

Maya and Gayle December 30, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Mom and I decided that you show be on the food network! There aren’t a lot of chef’s that have a show about healthy eating! We should look that up! =) Good job on the news part 2! You did Fabulous as usual! <3Moomers and Mom

Erica Dagley January 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm


and I’m going to try this dip for upcoming football playoffs!

Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats January 4, 2012 at 7:19 am

I’m a little late to the party – but your clip with the quinoa was FANTASTIC! You are such a natural and looked very relaxed. You go girl! :D

Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats January 4, 2012 at 7:21 am

ps I wasn’t able to watch the 2nd clip, but I’m sure it was just as grand :)

Lindsay @ Chobani January 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Congrats on your moment of fame, and even bigger thanks for taking us along on the ride! Do we hear the Food Network calling soon? ;)

Lindsay, Chobani

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