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    Game Day Dips

    When it’s time for the big game, you can’t possibly watch on an empty stomach. Get your football fix while eating these delicious dip recipes that are sure to score a touchdown on game day!

    1. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
    This convenient slow cooker dip only requires about ten minutes of prep time, leaving you free to entertain guests and keep a close eye on the score. Serve with chips or crackers.

    Start to finish: 1 hour 40 minutes
    Serves: 6-8

    1 (8-ounce) block reduced-fat cream cheese, roughly cut into 1-inch cubes
    4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
    3 cups diced or shredded cooked chicken
    2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
    1 cup hot sauce
    1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream

    1. Spray the bowl of your slow cooker with cooking spray.
    2. Add all listed ingredients to the bowl of the slow cooker, stirring well to combine.
    3. Cook on high for 1.5 - 2 hours, or on low for 3-4 hours until the cheeses are all melted. Stir once more, then transfer to a serving bowl.

    2. Artichoke & Spinach Dip
    A classic for a reason, this delicious combination of artichoke and spinach is kicked up a notch with the addition of Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Serve with toasted baguette or pita crisps.

    Start to finish: 40 minutes
    Serves: 6

    2 cloves garlic
    1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
    1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
    2/3 cup of sour cream
    1 cup cream cheese
    1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
    2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
    1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
    2. Combine Parmesan cheese, spinach, and artichoke hearts.
    3. In a separate bowl, mix together all remaining ingredients, then combine everything.
    4. Spray an oven-safe dish with cooking spray, add dip mixture, and bake for 20-30 minutes. Serve hot.

    3. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Dip
    This easy, delicious dip takes less than five minutes to make (as long as you remember to take the cream cheese out of the fridge to soften a few hours before preparing). Serve with kettle-style or ridged potato chips.

    Start to finish: 5 minutes
    Serves: 8

    8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    1 cup plain Greek yogurt
    1 packet ranch seasoning
    ½ cup sliced green onions
    8 strips cooked bacon, finely diced

    1. Combine all ingredients in a large serving bowl and mix well.

    4. Rainbow Salsa

    Lighten up with this colorful, healthy salsa. A twist on the classic black bean and corn base, add colorful veggies to make this a treat for your eyes and your stomach. Serve with corn chips.

    3 Roma tomatoes, cored and diced
    1-2 jalapeno peppers, stems removed, seeded and diced (add more/less to taste)
    1 large red bell pepper, cored and diced
    1 large orange bell pepper, cored and diced
    1 large yellow bell pepper, cored and diced
    1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
    1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
    1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, loosely-packed
    2/3 cup chopped red onion (about half of a small red onion)
    2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lime juice (about 1 large lime)
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1. Combine the vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, onion, corn), beans and cilantro in a large bowl.
    2. In a separate bowl, make the dressing by whisking together the remaining ingredients, then add to the vegetables. Toss everything until well combined.
    3. Serve immediately (will also keep covered for up to two days in the refrigerator).

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