Fox 8 Recipe Box: Cucumber Dip with Homemade Pita Chips & Walnut-Raisin Granola

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Weight Watchers Ambassador Stefanie Mueller shared a couple of recipes to help us start the new year off on a healthy and light foot. These recipes come from the 'Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook'.

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Cucumber Dip with Homemade Pita Chips:


2 (6-inch) whole wheat pita breads
¼ teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 + ¼ teaspoon salt
1 English (seedless) cucumber, peeled, seeded and shredded
1 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. To make chips, split each pita into 2 rounds; lightly spray both sides of each round with nonstick spray. Cut each round into 8 wedges; arrange wedges in single layer on large baking sheet; sprinkle with paprika, cumin, and 1/8 teaspoon of salt. Bake until crisp and lightly toasted, 6-7 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool.
  3. To make dip, stir together remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and remaining ingredients in medium bowl. Serve dip with pita chips.

Per serving (1/4 cup dip with 8 pita triangles): 119 Cal, 1 g Total Fat, 0 g Sat Fat, 0 g Trans Fat, 1 mg Chol, 397 mg Sod, 19 g Total Carb, 4 g Sugar, 3 g Fib, 9 g Prot, 88 mg Calc. PPV: 3


Walnut-Raisin Granola:


3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
¼ cup raw wheat germ
¼ cup flaked sweetened coconut
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
Grated zest of 1 orange
½ cup raisins


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Spray a 10 ½ x 15 ½-inch jelly-roll pan with nonstick spray.

Stir together all ingredients except raisins in large bowl. Spoon mixture into prepared baking pan and spread evenly.

Bake, stirring once, until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Stir in raisins and let cool completely in pan on wire rack. Can be stored in airtight container up to 1 month.

Per serving (1/3 cup): 178 Cal, 8 g Total Fat, 1 g Sat Fat, 0 g Trans Fat 0 mg Chol, 8 mg Sod, 22 g Total Carb, 7 g Sugar, 3 g Fib, 5 g Pot, 11 mg Calc. PPV: 5


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