I am SO HAPPY to finally be back into the swing of things. The last month or so has been absolutely crazy, and a lot of posting/baking/working out etc. got pushed to the side. Not only did this make me sad (the not baking part) but I also felt totally gross.
This summer I did the occasional lazy run and a couple of Zumba classes, but I ate poorly and just stopped taking care of myself. Not for any other reason than because I was tired, over-worked and stressed out (which really, is the MOST IMPORTANT time to keep active, but…you know). I quickly forgot how much exercising helps me to get my sh*t together (even if all I want to do is sleep and eat).
Last week though, I pulled up my socks, put on my big girl (stretchy) pants and made my way to Zumba/Running/Tabata. I may have gained *gulp* 10lbs this summer, but I’m not letting that change how I feel about myself. Onwards and upwards! 🙂
Onto to the recipe! This is the first recipe in my Fall Baking Series – I figure since Football season is starting AND because this dip it is warm and buffalo-chickeney, it works perfectly!
I had seen this AH-MAZING recipe for this “Healthified” Buffalo Chicken dip awhile back, that I’ve been dying to try but never really had a reason. This weekend however, was my AMAZING Mum’s birthday! We were having a soiree at her house on Saturday and I was in charge of bringing an appitizer. PERFECT!
I cannot express to you how amazing this dip is. It is warm, gooey, cheesy, buffalo-y and healthier than your average Football Sunday dip. Don’t get me wrong, it is in NO way low-cal, but it IS healthier.
I also did a couple of things for the first time trying this recipe: I poached chicken (who knew?) and shredded chicken for the first time! Whoot!
Again, you MUST try this dip. I could eat this every day for the rest of my life. I love it so much.
Next, transfer it to a loaf pan or any sort of baking dish that you think will work best for you. I used a Pyrex baking dish!
Sprinkle the remainder of the cheese on top and pop into the oven for 15 mins. Then, switch to broil and let it sit for another 1-2 mins to get the cheese all nice and bubbly!
It’s quite hot when it comes out of the oven (duh!) but as per usual, I couldn’t help myself! I brought the Multigrain Scoops with me and they worked perfectly! In this picture however, my sister is using blue corn chips (she’s a “Glutard” as she affectionately refers to herself).
Seriously, I’m drooling right now. I could eat this stuff by the spoonful.
Anyway, this dip was a HUGE hit, definitely something I’ll be making for future get-togethers and potlucks!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUMZY! I love you!