Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Review: Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip #CleverVeggieDip #CleverOtria #CleverMarzetti

Without a doubt, during the holidays, getting together with friends and family is one of my favorite things.  I love to taste all the different foods people bring.  But I am very conscious of what and how much I eat.  It is so easy when you are with others surrounded by all sorts of different foods, to over eat.  However, I try to behave (somewhat) and make sure I put lots of veggies on my plate first.  And, I usually volunteer to bring a vegetable tray so I am certain to find some to munch on.   I figure if I fill up on veggies, this leaves less room for the bad stuff.  And through the night when I want to pick at something more, I hit the veggies.  However, one pitfall for veggies is the dip.  I like to have dip with my raw vegetables, but dips are loaded with tons of fat and calories—pretty much defeating the eating healthy idea. 

So, what is a dip lover to do?  Try Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip!  It has all the goodness of dip, without all the bad stuff, plus all the good stuff that is in yogurt!  I tried both the Cucumber Dill Feta and the Garden Herb Ranch.  Two tablespoons of the garden herb ranch only has 5 grams of fat!  That is less than half the amount of other ranch dips.  As a mom, this makes me feel better not only for myself, but for my kids, who love to load up on dip when eating raw vegetables.  I thought it tasted great.  The texture isn’t as thick as true dips, but was okay.  The true test would come when I gave it to my kids.  So, one day I served some veggies with Otria Garden Herb Ranch Greek Yogurt Dip to them.  Before I even asked, one daughter said, “This is good dip.  What is it?”  They both agreed that they liked it better than the ranch dressing I had regretfully been dishing out to them in the past.  In fact, they even asked for more raw carrots to eat!  I also served them the Cucumber Dill Feta.  My oldest loved it, but the youngest, just five, didn’t care for it as much.  I really enjoyed it too and wonder how it would taste cooked on fish.  Or maybe as a replacement for tarter sauce on fish sandwiches?  I will have to experiment with that.

The Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip also comes in all sorts of other flavors, such as Chipotle Cheese, Salsa Cilantro and Spinach Artichoke.  I can’t wait to try them, especially the Spinach Artichoke.  In fact, I found a Spinach Artichoke Pizza recipe on their website that I am dying to try.  I also want to try the Veggie Burger made with the Cucumber Dill Feta and chick peas (a favorite of mine).  In fact, they have tons of recipes on their website to use these dips in.  You can find them by visiting http://www.marzetti.com/marzetti-kitchens/detail.php?rid=924.  I know what is going to be on my shopping list this week!

When looking for a good dip to serve this holiday season, think about offering your guests something healthier that still tastes great.  I know I will be serving Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip!

I was one of the bloggers selected by T. Marzetti Company and CleverGirls Collective to host a Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip review. They provided me with product to test and compensation for my time. However, my opinions are entirely my own.

1 comment:

karenmed409 said...

haven't tried the dips yet!I am going to try their Dill Crab Cake recipe
Thank You for sharing

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