Greek Yogurt “Ranch” Dip

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Alright guys, who’s ready for a cheap, easy, delicious, AND nutritious snack??? I am, I am!! Ranch lovers everywhere, get ready for your minds to be blown, because you no longer have to put ranch dressing on the “do not eat” list of your nutrition plan. Miss Rachel from the EWL episode a few weeks back shared her secret weapon to kitchen success…this amazing ranch dip made with non-fat plain Greek yogurt! No joke, it’s the easiest thing on the planet to make, and really does taste as good as any other unhealthy ranch dip. I’m obsessed. I’m pretty sure you will be too!

Go buy these 3 (yes, three) ingredients now, and whip this up in time for tonight’s episode of?Extreme Weight Loss! Healthy snacking at it’s best…

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Greek Yogurt “Ranch” Dip
Makes 16 servings, 2 tablespoons each

Ingredients:

2 cups non-fat plain Greek yogurt (or a 16 oz container)
1 packet of ranch dip powder (read the labels for the lowest sodium option available!)
1 lemon

How to make it:

  1. Open 16 oz container of Greek yogurt (or measure 2 cups into a small bowl).
  2. Cut lemon in half and juice both halves into the yogurt.
  3. Pour?packet of ranch seasoning into yogurt?and stir vigorously until smooth.
  4. Grab some of your favorite veggies and get dipping!

*Note: To make your?own seasoning, simply mix 1/2 teaspoon of each: garlic powder, onion powder, dried dill. Add in a dash?of cayenne pepper, and sea salt to taste. Substitute for store bought ranch packet.

Nutritional Info:

Each serving has 16.6 calories, 0 g fat, 1.3?g carbs, 2.9 g protein, 171.1 mg sodium.

Xoxo,

Heidi

30 Responses

  1. What is the shelf life of this? I always see recipes for this but never when it goes bad and that’s important (at least to me)

    1. Hi Jeff: It would be similar to the expiration date on the container of Greek yogurt you use. Although, it probably won’t last that long – it’s amazing!

  2. I have been trying to lose weight and looking for things I love to eat but ways to eat it in a much healthier way and I love adding ranch to things and this is great way to have it without having it. =) Thank you Heidi for what and Chris do, you have changed so many lives and ones you never even met. And I’m one of them,I know this is just words on a comment but for my life it’s much more so thank you again for everything you guys do. <3

  3. Hi Heidi! I was wondering if you have any go to travel snacks? The majority of my work is out of town, so I try to pack airplane friendly snacks. I also spend long days sitting in a TV truck with limited availability for meals or snacks, so I try to bring snacks with me for during the day, but it’s hard to keep parishables fresh throughout the day. My go-to’s are protein bars, but I don’t want to rely too heavily on those for so many days. Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Thanks!

    1. Hi Tracey: Here are some ideas: Protein powder, fruits, veggies, popcorn, protein bars (like you already do), and nuts. Hope that helps!

  4. Just tried this recipe and loved it but next time I will only use a squeeze of lemon because I feel it was too much lemon juice. It’s great! Thanks

  5. I’ve been using this recipe for years (I too am a ranch fanatic) however I like to add fresh parsley and chives to it. It gives it a punch of freshness. Sometimes I also like to thin it with water or skim milk as Greek yogurt tends to be so thick.

  6. Hi Heidi!
    I’m just wondering, what makes Greek yogurt so much healthier than sour cream? They are both dairy-based and both come in low and full-fat options. Thanks for your help. I’m one of those people that has to know the whys of everything. πŸ™‚

    1. Great question! Non-fat plain Greek yogurt has much more protein, less carbs, and less calories ounce per ounce than non-fat sour cream.

    2. I wondered this too.

      I compared full fat Fage yogurt (11 grams of fat per US cup, which is 16 tablespoons ? .6875 grams of fat per tablespoon, 13.125 calories a tablespoon) to Daisy sour cream, which is 26.25 calories, 2.4 grams of fat in JUST ONE MEASLY tablespoon. Who eats a tablespoon of dip and stops?

      And that?s the full fat yogurt in comparison!!

      2% Fage has 10 calories per tablespoon, .28125 grams of fat per tablespoon.

      0% Fage has 7.5 calories per tablespoon, so less than a third of Daisy sour cream ? and zero fat grams. Plus all the protein, calcium, and other nutrients to boot!

  7. I have a question, sorry because its off topic.
    You have a reward day in tarbo carb cycling , but what dose it means?
    I usually eat approximately 1500 cal…can i eat more in reward day? and if i can then what would ve the reward food? carb? or protin?
    Thanks πŸ™‚

    1. On your weekly reward day, you can eat anything you’d like to up to an extra 1000 calories (2500 for the day). πŸ™‚

    2. 1000!!! i like you so much heidi and chris powelll..

      Thanks for letting us choose more and lose more πŸ˜€

  8. Weirdest thing EVER! Not even ten minutes ago I had the idea to make ranch dip with Greek yogurt! Opened my IG and your post was up about this. Must be meant to be for me to make some for my children! πŸ™‚ thanks!

  9. Just made it for an afternoon snack! Used my own spices and didn’t have any onion powder but still worked well! Thanks for this Heidi – love the healthy snacks in the home.

    1. Yes, it would be part of a protein serving in carb cycling since each serving has 2.9 grams of protein. Enjoy!

  10. I used this as a base for Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza. I use bacon bits for the slight flavor to save the calories and fat. Really yummy.

    1. Tiffany: I’ve made this recipe before and have used several different brands of non-fat plain Greek yogurt, and all have worked fabulously! I don’t think you can go wrong with any brand. Enjoy!

  11. Hi Heidi! Hoping you guys made it through that nasty storm last night! Thank you so much for posting this. I will definitely be trying it. Can you please let us know how much a serving size is? Thanks and keep up the great work!

  12. this is perfect! I just bought some plain Greek yogurt yesterday, knowing that it can be used for many different foods, and waaah-laaah! Perfect!

  13. I will try this on Sunday afternoon when I have friends over! I was just looking for healthy snack options! Thanks!

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