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'Hungry Girl' Lisa Lillien's Amazing Ate-Layer Dip

From the Book 'Hungry Girl Chew the Right Thing'

PHOTO Hungry Girls Amazing Ate-Layer Dip
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Being a skinny girl doesn't mean you have to be a hungry girl. Get a taste of how delicious low cal can be by trying out her Amazing Ate-Layer Dip recipe below.


  • 4 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 1/2 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup canned black beans, heated (if desired)
  • 4 ounces ground-beef-style soy crumbles, thawed if previously frozen
  • 4 ounces roasted red peppers (not packed in oil), chopped
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons dry taco seasoning mix
  • Optional: salt, black pepper, lime juice
  • Cooking Directions

    Combine half the tomatoes with all the onions. Season to taste with optional ingredients, if desired. Set aside.

    Nuke squash in a covered microwave-safe dish with 2 tablespoons of water for 6 to 7 minutes, until squash is tender enough to mash.

    Using a fork or potato masher, mash squash to a pulp. Mix in 11/2 teaspoons taco seasoning and set aside.

    Combine soy crumbles, remaining tomatoes, and 2 teaspoons taco seasoning in a heated pan sprayed with nonstick spray. Cook over a medium flame, stirring occasionally, until heated and mixed.

    In a large dish, layer ingredients in this order: lettuce, butternut squash mixture, tomato/onion mix, sour cream, black beans, "meat" mixture, shredded cheese, red peppers. Devour!

    From "Hungry Girl Chew the Right Thing" by Lisa Lillien. Copyright ?? 2009 by the author and reprinted by permission of St. Martin's Griffin.

    7-Layer Dip, Average

    avg. 1 cup = 400 calories and 30g fat

    Amazing Ate-Layer Dip

    1 cup = 100 calories and 1g fat

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