Hungry Girl: The Healthy 8-Layer Dip You Need to Make for Super Bowl Sunday

01/25/2016 at 12:35 PM ET

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Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also the author of ten books, six of which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Monday for slimmed-down celebrity recipes and more.

Why are dips so delicious? (This is not a rhetorical question…can anyone answer this?) I love them, and so does everyone else. And one of the most popular dips out there is the always-a-hit 7-layer dip. Who could possibly resist layers of refried beans, cheese, sour cream, etc.?

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Now, if you’re having or attending a Super Bowl party, you pretty much have to offer a layered dip. And I’ve got an incredible recipe that tastes great and is way healthier than conventional versions. (Plus, it has one more layer!) Grab your favorite baked tortilla chips, and dig in.

‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!

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HG’s Ultimate Ate-Layer Dip
Serves: 8

1 16-oz. can fat-free refried beans
¼ tsp. chili powder
¾ tsp. cumin
½ tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. garlic powder
8 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
½ cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese
2 cups shredded lettuce
1 cup chopped tomatoes
¼ cup chopped scallions
¼ cup sliced black olives

1. In a medium bowl, combine refried beans, chili powder, ½ tsp. cumin, and ¼ tsp. each onion powder and garlic powder. Mix well.

2. Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add ground beef, and season with salt and remaining ¼ tsp. each cumin, onion powder, and garlic powder. Cook and crumble until beef is fully cooked, about 5 minutes.

3. Spread seasoned beans into a deep flat-bottomed serving dish, and evenly layer remaining ingredients: beef, yogurt, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, scallions, and olives. Serve cold or at room temperature with veggie slices and/or baked tortilla chips.

HG Tip: Don’t have a deep flat-bottomed serving dish? Use an 8” X 8” baking pan or a 9-inch pie pan.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

⅛th of recipe (about ¾ cup): 139 calories, 3g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 426mg sodium, 13g carbs, 3.5g carbs, 2.5g sugars, 14g protein

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Anonymous on

Oh c’mon. I know it’s winter but even I can find a red tomato. Gross.

Karina on

Oh c’mon. I know it’s winter but even I can find a red tomato. Gross.

Sunny on

That looks like a whole damn meal not a dip. Put it in a taco shell or flour tortilla and be done with it.

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