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6 Delicious Pizza Dip Recipes To Try At Home

6 Delicious Pizza Dip Recipes To Try At Home

Pizza is one of those great versatile meals that you can put virtually anything on. I’ve seen literally hundreds of great recipes online, and there is something to suit any taste or trendy diet, including paleo pizzas and low calorie pizzas for those losing weight. However, while there are tons of tasty options, it’s good to make a bit of a change once in a while. For a fun little snack while you watch the game with your friends, beer in hand, or when hosting a party, try out a pizza dip.

That’s right, you take the tried and true recipe that we all know and love, break it down to its components and rearrange it into something equally glorious – you don’t need to make a couple of large pizzas, you can make it work with just the dip. Throw a few breadsticks or crackers into the mix, and you’ve got a party. Here are some of the most delicious pizza dip recipes from around the web.

Classic pepperoni pizza dip

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Pepperoni dip

    Cheesy, crunchy and topped with delicious pepperoni – this is the image we all have when hear the word pizza. You simply can’t go wrong with this time-proven classic, and having it in dip form can really catch people of guard, as it looks like a plain old pizza when sitting on the table. As far as taste goes, it is just like the classic, but I do like the addition of olives in the recipe in the link above.

    Cheese bread bowl pizza dip

    Bread bowl pizza dip

      If you like cheese as much as I do, then you’ll absolutely adore this great snack. It goes with a fairly straightforward cheesy mix, but adds a creative little spin by placing the dip inside a loaf of bread that functions as a serving bowl. It’s an excellent choice when entertaining guests in a more formal setting, but it can also work great as a quick snack for movie night with your partner.

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      Supreme pizza party dip

      Supreme party pizza dip

        This is truly the best snack to offer during big get-togethers like family reunions. It features mushrooms, turkey pepperoni, cream cheese, mozzarella and an assortment of freshly cut veggies, making every bite taste like an explosion of awesomeness. Come to think of it, this one felt more like a lovely light dinner than an unhealthy snack, and you can tweak the recipe to give it your own unique flair. I personally like to go heavy on the veggies, and you can even make it a vegetarian dip if you wish, or add some bacon if you want to go all out.

        Barbecue Chicken pizza dip

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        Barbecue chicken dip

          Before we move on, I offer you full disclosure: I love chicken and I can’t get enough of it, so I just might be a little biased here. Be that as it may, this BBQ chicken pizza dip is my absolute favorite party treat. From the moment you bring this dip out and set it on the table, you’ll be racing against the clock, and if you decide to take a quick bathroom break at this point, expect to come back to an empty bowl and a room full of people undoing the last button on their trousers.

          Hot spinach and artichoke pizza dip

          Spinach and artichoke pizza dip

            This unique recipe really goes against the grain and challenges traditional notions of what a pizza should look like. It combines nice healthy foods with several cheeses to produce a savory treat that balances crunchiness and gooey goodness. The recipe here is technically for a pizza, but you can just mix the ingredients in a bowl instead of slapping them on pizza dough and bake until the cheese melts to get an excellent dip.

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            Vegan pizza dip

            Vegan pizza dip

              For those of you that don’t like eating animals, but still enjoy a couple of slices of mouth-watering pizza every once in a while, then this vegan dip is just the thing for you. It actually tastes quite nice, even to a hard core meat-eater like myself, and can be a nice refreshing change of pace for anyone looking to surprise their guests with something unorthodox.

              These recipes are tasty and easy to make, and there is something to suit everyone’s taste, so give them a shot. Don’t be afraid to experiment and come up with some of your own unique ideas.

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              Last Updated on September 18, 2020

              7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

              7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

              Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

              Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

              1. Exercise Daily

              It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

              If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

              Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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              If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

              2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

              Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

              One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

              This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

              3. Acknowledge Your Limits

              Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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              Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

              Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

              4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

              Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

              The basic nutritional advice includes:

              • Eat unprocessed foods
              • Eat more veggies
              • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
              • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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              Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                5. Watch Out for Travel

                Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                6. Start Slow

                Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                Final Thoughts

                Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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