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Christmas Wreath-Shaped Vegetable Tray 
 with Dip
Great for Potlucks!


small heads broccoli


large cucumber, sliced
12 grape tomatoes 1 orange or red bell pepper
1 cup your favorite fat-free dressing for a dip    

Cut off the stems of the broccoli and discard. Cut or break the broccoli into florets.
Starting from the outside perimeter of a cake plate, place the cucumber slices (save a few slices to decorate the top of the wreath) and all the broccoli florets into a pretty wreath design.
Using a small (1-inch) star and bell-shaped cookie cutter, cut stars and bells out of the bell pepper.
Cut stars out of the middle of a few of the cucumber slices.
Garnish the wreath by placing the bell pepper and cucumber shapes on the top of the broccoli.
Also garnish the wreath with four groupings of 3 small grape tomatoes each.
Serve the fat-free salad dressing on the side.
Yield: 16 (1/2-cup) servings of vegetables and (1-tablespoon) servings of dip.
Calories: 68; Fat: 1g; Percent Fat Calories: 8%; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Protein: 4g; Sodium: 217mg; Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 vegetable, 1/2 other carbohydrate
Preparation time:
20 minutes or fewer