Whether you’re looking for an easy snack for a friendly gathering, a side dish or appetizer for a family dinner, or a treat to munch on while sitting back and watching the game, this recipe is sure to satisfy you. With Lifeway Farmer Cheese as the main ingredient in this Seven Layer Farmer Cheese Dip, you can expect a smooth and creamy experience that’s loaded with probiotics and protein. The refried beans provide prebiotics to fuel the probiotics in the cheese, while guacamole adds healthy fats and the freshly chopped cilantro injects a dose of antioxidants.
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Prebiotics + Probiotics = a Healthy You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems.Prep Time: 10 mins Servings: 12
- 2 cups refried beans
- 2 cups Farmer Cheese
- 1 small package of taco seasoning of choice
- 1 cup guacamole
- 1/2 cups freshly shredded cheddar cheese
- 2/3 cup pico de gallo
- 1/2 cup sliced scallions
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- tortilla chips for serving
- Mix together Lifeway Farmer Cheese and taco seasoning in a bowl. Set aside.
- In a larger bowl or 9"x13" casserole dish, layer in refried beans, Lifeway Farmer Cheese mixture from step 1, guacamole, cheese, pico de gallo, scallions and cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!