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Les Petits Chefs “Do Over” Layered Nacho Dip with Joanne Lusted

Plated Joanne Lusted Layered Nacho Dip on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week we were so very fortunate to welcome back Joanne Lusted, a chef and recipe developer who hosted the healthy cooking segment “Dish Do-Over” on CBC’s Steven and Chris for many years. She is also the co-host of Cottage Life Television’s Compete to Eat and published her first cookbook, “Dish Do-Over” in 2014.  Joanne’s worked with the boys before, when we made a healthier version of mac and cheese and I knew she would be a popular guest cooking from the book again since it’s all about favourite dishes, made healthier.

I chose the seven layered nacho dip for a couple of reasons: Firstly because it’s something I knew the boys would love to eat. Secondly because I knew it would keep them busy (lots of steps!). Two very important criteria when cooking with kids!

The boys got to work on a beautiful olive salsa…

Chopping green peppers for Joanne Lusted Layered Nacho Dip on eatlivetravelwrite.com Chopping olives for Joanne Lusted Layered Nacho Dip on eatlivetravelwrite.comSo pretty and colourful!

Olive salsa for Joanne Lusted Layered Nacho Dip on eatlivetravelwrite.comWe made a version of guacamole with some Greek yoghurt mixed in to lighten it up a bit:

Scooping avocadoes for Joanne Lusted Layered Nacho Dip on eatlivetravelwrite.com Lightened up guac for Joanne Lusted Layered Nacho Dip on eatlivetravelwrite.comAs well as a creamy Greek yoghurt/ light cream cheese layer…

LIght yoghurt sauce for Joanne Lusted Layered Nacho Dip on eatlivetravelwrite.comThere was lots of lime juice…

Squeezing limes for Joanne Lusted Layered Nacho Dip on eatlivetravelwrite.comA fair bit of cheese…

Grating cheese for Joanne Lusted Layered Nacho Dip on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd a black bean dip that the boys made so fast I didn’t have a chance to photograph in action!

Then, the fun part – getting ready to assemble!

Components of Joanne Lusted Layered Nacho Dip on eatlivetravelwrite.comIt was so much fun!

Kids making Joanne Lusted Layered Nacho Dip on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe boys chose their own layers and we ended up with some very creative-looking dishes.

Joanne Lusted Layered Nacho Dip on eatlivetravelwrite.com Joanne Lusted Layered Nacho Dip image on eatlivetravelwrite.com Pretty plating of Joanne Lusted Layered Nacho Dip on eatlivetravelwrite.comUnsurprisingly, the boys could not WAIT to dig in…

Waiting to eat Joanne Lusted Layered Nacho Dip on eatlivetravelwrite.com Kids digging into Joanne Lusted Layered Nacho Dip on eatlivetravelwrite.comA fabulous session all round – busy hands, lots of conversations (the boys were so interested in hearing about “Compete to Eat”!) and a delicious result! And you know what? Noone even commented that it might have tasted “different” because it was healthier. Noone even noticed! We’re so grateful to Joanne for coming along to work with us this week. Each week I pinch myself at how lucky we are!

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Disclosure: I received a copy of Dish Do-Over for review purposes from Harper Collins Canada. I was not asked to write about the book and have not been further compensated for writing this post.

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2 Responses to Les Petits Chefs “Do Over” Layered Nacho Dip with Joanne Lusted

  1. Geoff May 18, 2017 at 18:45 #

    Yes, please… send some down under.

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