Here's a satisfying and slimming snack that can be a dip or a spread: Beans and avocado are loaded with filling fiber—and the oleic acid in olive oil may trigger tummy hormones that increase the feeling of fullness between meals.


Credit: Charles Masters


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Rinse and drain kidney beans and place in the bowl of a food processor. Add yogurt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, pepper, and cumin; process until smooth. Transfer to a serving dish or bowl, and top with sliced scallions. Top with avocado, and drizzle with additional olive oil, if desired. Serve with baked whole-grain tortilla chips.


Nutrition Facts

116 calories; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; fat 5g; cholesterol 1mg; protein 6g; carbohydrates 14g; sugars 1g; fiber 6g; iron 1mg; sodium 222mg; calcium 31mg.