Sarah's 15 Layer Dip

Thursday, March 23, 2017

15 Layer Dip

Contributor: Sarah Wright, Weight of the Fox Valley Program Manager

Sarah WrightIn February, Sarah Wright joined Weight of the Fox Valley (WOTFV) as the new Program Manager. Get to know Sarah and her passion for “bringing people together to create a healthy community in the Fox Valley.”

  • What is your background experience? I am a registered nurse with an intense belief in and passion for the power of healthy eating and active living in the prevention of disease. For the past five years, I have worked in public health in Winnebago County with a focus on community-based health and wellness promotion. I am also a certified health and nutrition coach, and I have recognized how much the environment can influence people’s behaviors and ability to make healthy choices on a consistent basis. I love seeing the look on people’s faces when they find a new way to be active or eat healthy. I can’t imagine anything I’d rather do than help to make that happen for more people in our community.

  • What interested you most about the WOTFV Program Manager position? I believe in the vision and goals of WOTFV, and have been participating in various capacities with WOTFV since its inception. Success for WOTFV is very important to me. This means creating an environment in the Fox Valley that gives all community members the best chance at a healthy life. All of the amazing partners involved in WOTFV inspire me to do all that I can to help achieve this vision together. If you would like to get involved or learn more, please contact me at 920-954-7208 or sarah.wright@unitedwayfoxcities.org.
  • What is one of your favorite recipes? I strive for a colorful plate, lots of greens, and small amounts of meat or dairy to flavor food. My version of 7 layer dip fits this criteria. I call it 15 layer dip! I layer everything on a large platter, in this order: smashed pinto beans (or refried beans), avocado, plain Greek yogurt (omit for vegan), thick salsa, chopped vegetables such as red onions, cucumbers, sweetcorn, bell peppers, broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, zucchini, carrots, tomatoes, jicama, and/or whatever I have in the fridge (important to chop it small). The final topping is chopped cilantro. I serve it with organic blue corn chips and thick celery chunks (I recommend alternating bites of each). I’ve taken this dip to many gatherings and people love it, and it looks so beautiful! And leftovers (if there are any) make a great lunch or snack.

  • What is your favorite way to stay active? I think activity should be fun so it doesn’t seem like work. I like walking my yellow lab, Charlie, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, and dance classes. I rely on my activity tracker to help me to be as active as possible.

Welcome, Sarah! Weight of the Fox Valley is glad to have you on the team that is striving to make the healthy choice the easy choice, and support the health of our communities.