Monday, February 21, 2011

Toddler + No Nap + Slightly Stressed Parents = Seven Layer Dip for Dinner

The toddler is transitioning into not taking naps, and while we love the much earlier bed times, late afternoons can be ROUGH. The other day, after several nap-less days (and a much more unreasonable toddler than usual), I decided that we needed some comfort food and created my own version of a seven layer dip. Not only was this a super easy and fast dinner, but it also provided some much needed comfort food for hubby and me… Smile 

Seven Layer Dip (Starting with Layer 1)
  • Organic baby lettuce blend
  • Spiced, warm lentils
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole, just a very thin layer
  • Non-fat Greek yogurt
  • Cheese, just a little
  • Green Onions

While I tried to keep the dip healthy, we did scoop the dip up with plenty of tortilla chips. I know, veggies would have been healthier, but sometimes you  just got to do what you got to do…

Hubby thought that the seven layer dip ingredients would also make an excellent burrito filling. Great idea! Our “Stress-relief burrito” will be coming soon! Smile

Question: What’s your favorite comfort food? 

Be well,


  1. Great comfort food - love the idea of the dip and heart that you used yogurt - smart! I hope he adjusts soon - and can't wait to see the burrito version! :)

  2. Anonymous2/21/2011

    oh this looks delish! i think pasta does the trick for me :)

  3. The perfect comfort food!

  4. That looks incredible, and chips were definitely the way to go. :)

  5. You dinner looks darn good!!!!! Have a great rest of your Monday Andrea!

  6. Yummy. Growing up we would have 7 layer chip dip every Saturday and watch Dr. Quin Medicine Woman. Lots of memories.

    My favorite comfort food is always changing. Lately it's anything Mexican. Floutas are my favorite.

  7. Anonymous2/21/2011

    This sounds amazing! I love the addition of lentils instead of the standard refried beans, what a great combo of ingredients! I can definitely see myself and my husband chowing down on this!

    Mexican is comfort food for me because I'm from west Texas. And ice cream!!

  8. This dip looks awesome. I love making 7 layer dips, and even 5 or 6 depending what is available. My favorite comfort food is mac and cheese.

  9. Oh my. Those days are long behind me, but I spent the day with my toddler nephew when he didn't get a long enough nap and I was quickly reminded of the pleasures of parenthood. :)

    Lovely dip, and I agree it would make a terrific burrito!


  10. I love your version of a 7 layer dip! And I sure don't miss the days of toddlers with no nap. I feel for you! My fave comfort food is poached eggs on toast.

  11. 7 layer dip was a favorite growing up, and who am i kidding its still a favorite. Love the yogurt and other more healthy additions.