Cheesy Buffalo Bean Dip Recipe

I’ve got a delicious post for you today! Let’s jump right into it. After all, itz What I Ate Wednesday over at Peas & Crayons, so make sure you pop over there.

Breakfast: Plain Chobani Greek yogurt with Muesli Fusion & peanut butter

chobani muesli fusion

Healthy blend of fats, protein, and carbs! Itz mighty tasty, too!

Lunch: Peppers & celery with cheesy buffalo bean dip & roasted red pepper hummus

veggies

Lots of snacks were eaten before and after, which is why lunch was on the smaller side.  But it sure is pretty, isn’t it? Colorful meals are the best! (And the healthiest!)

Cheesy Buffalo Bean Dip Recipe is below!

Snack: Fiber Love Bars for Wellness Wednesday at school

fiberlove

Wellness Wednesday at school is back which means I find different sponsors to provide healthy on-the-go snacks for our staff. We need to lead by example as we teach the kiddies, and properly fueling our bodies is definitely important. Fiber Love Bars are my favorite fiber bars ever. Not only do they provide 48% of your daily fiber needs, but they come in absolutely AWESOME flavors!  Check it out: Peanut Chocolate Chip, Banana Walnut, Blondie Bar, Blueberry Cobbler, Chocolate Brownie, and Cinnamon Raisin.

Mmm, so good!  Also, they’ve got a Fiber Love Club that you can sign up for free to receive 30% off regular priced bars and free shipping.  Fiber Love bars are also kosher and Non-GMO Project verified. All Fiber Love bars – except Blondie, which contains whole milk powder – are also vegan.

Dinner: cheese tortellini with peas and Parmesan cheese

tortellini peas

The tortellini came from Trader Joe’s and I feel like peas and parm compliment tortellini so well.  There were about fifty-five bowls of this eaten last night. 😉

And now for that recipe….

The Superbowl may have passed, but our love for dips certainly has not!  This cheesy buffalo bean dip recipe is sure to please – itz packed with protein, flavor, and spice!

Cheesy Buffalo Bean Dip Recipe

cheesy buffalo bean dip

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 package (4 oz.) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 can (16 oz) refried beans
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese mix

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in small pot.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat, pour in serving dish, garnish with additional chili powder.
  4. Serve hot and enjoy!

Itz so easy to make!  (Those are always the best recipes.)  And it can be considered lightened up.  I used light cream cheese and Mexican cheese.  (I would not recommend nonfat cream cheese or Mexican cheese.) I used nonfat plain Chobani Greek yogurt, and I suppose low fat or full fat would work just fine, too.  Use more or less chili powder and buffalo sauce depending on your preference of spice.

What would you dip in the cheesy buffalo bean dip? (Face or fingers don’t count!) 😉

Tomato Kick Bean Dip Recipe

Juice is good.  Juice is great.  I want to take juice on a date.  Uhhh what?  Ok fine maybe rhyming poems are not my forte, but you know what is?  Super duper easy peasy recipes that include minimal ingredients, are healthy, and taste delicious!  So that is exactly what I have for you today, my friends!  Itz a Tomato Kick Bean Dip recipe.

In working with Glam Media, I was selected to participate in a recipe creation contest with Naked Juice.  Naked Juice is known for their juices, smoothies, and coconut water, but most recently they came out with two brand new flavors in their Power Garden juice line – itz Tomato Kick and Berry Garden.

Naked JuiceIn both of the Power Garden juices, there is a POUND of veggies in every bottle.  Itz an incredibly easy way to get your nutrients on a daily basis.  The website is a lot of fun, too, because it tells you exactly what goes inside each bottle.  For example, in the Tomato Kick bottle there are 2.5 tomatoes, 1/4 red bell pepper, 3/4 celery stalk, 1/5 carrot, 1/2 orange, and a hint of lemon.  So they are literally telling you how to recreate their juices!  Pretty cool, eh?  Itz much easier just to buy a bottle though – heh heh.  Anyway, without further ado, I introduce you to… Tomato Kick Bean Dip!

Tomato Kick Bean Dip ItzLinz

Itz easy like I promised.  Itz healthy like I promised.  And itz delicious like I promised!

Tomato Kick Bean Dip Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Great Northern Beans (or any white bean)
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Naked Tomato Kick Juice
  • juice of half a lime

Directions:

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor in the order they are listed.  Pulse until desired consistency is reached.  Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Itz perfect with any and all vegetables, pita crisps, or tortilla chips.  And five ingredients that all get thrown in a food processor, how much easier can you get?  Plus, itz nutrient-dense!

Tomato Kick Bean Dip close up

It gets even better.  This recipe (and several others) will be pinned to Bliss’s Power Up Pinterest board, where anyone can vote for their favorite submission by visiting the custom, voting platform. Voters will be entered in the “Pin It To Win It! Win A Naked Juice Garden Gift Basket” sweepstakes.  You’re eligible.  I’m not.  You’re lucky!

Check back on Monday, June 17th for information on how you can enter the Pinterest Sweepstakes contest with Naked Power Garden by voting for your favorite Tomato Kick Bean Dip.

Power Garden is Naked Juice’s new veggie drink lineup with 1lb. of veggies in every bottle*.  With delicious flavors that only Naked could blend, Power Garden offers one of the easiest ways to get your daily servings of veggies and fruits, along with good sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Learn more at http://www.nakedjuice.com/veggiedrinks

*weight of vegetables, prior to juicing

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Naked via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Naked.

Honey Vanilla Protein Dip

Are you ever short on time in the morning and looking for a quick breakfast that you can grab and go?  belVita Breakfast Biscuits are specially baked to give you stead energy throughout the morning.  Each individual package of four crunchy biscuits is portioned for breakfast and provides 18 – 20 grams of whole grains, 3 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein.

belVita pic

belVita Breakfast Biscuits were created in France more than a decade ago and are the first of their kind in the U.S.  They are available in five flavors to satisfy any palate; U.S. varieties include: Blueberry, Golden Oat, Cinnamon Brown Sugar, Chocolate, and Apple Cinnamon.  They can be enjoyed as part of a balanced breakfast with a serving of low-fat dairy and fruit.  Fast, easy, & healthy!

belvita breakfast

Or they can be eaten with this absolutely fabulous Honey Vanilla Protein Dip I created.

Honey Vanilla Protein Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Sunwarrior)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Serve with belVita Breakfast Biscuits.

Honey Vanilla Protein Dip

This dips packs a whopping 33 grams of protein!  Paired with the belVita Breakfast Biscuits and you’ve got a darn good breakfast that will keep you full and energized throughout your morning.  The dip is perfect for dipping (well, duh!), or maybe you prefer using it as a shmear?

belVita protein spread

Either way, itz marvelous!  I first enjoyed it with the Golden Oat biscuits, but the Apple Cinnamon paired nicely, too.  Tina made a brilliant recipe of Lightened Up Protein Chocolate Cookie Crumble Ice Cream made with the Chocolate biscuits which looks awesome.  Jonny made a sandwich with the dip and wanted to stick it in the freezer to make an ice cream sandwich, but it didn’t last long enough for that…

belvita sandwich

You can find the biscuits for about $3.69 per box at your local grocery store, but I’ve been seeing them everywhere – even gas stations!  They’re definitely fast breakfasts, convenient snacks, and a healthy way to curb a sweet tooth.

Pick a belVita Breakfast Biscuits flavor: Blueberry, Golden Oat, Cinnamon Brown Sugar, Chocolate, and Apple Cinnamon.

*FitFluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign.  All opinions are my own.