Frito Lay Tips & Giveaway!

Everybody that reads my blog knows that me and my family are HUGE fans of get togethers and barbecues. It’s a rare weekend that somebody doesn’t have either a planned or last-minute-thrown-together dinner where we all show up.

We eat lots of chips and dip to keep us all from starving (ha!ha!) before the main meal. So we always have chips and dip, chips and salsa, and vegis and dip to start off the feeding frenzy. We are also huge fans of Frito Lay products.

When I was asked if I would be interested in giving my readers some tips from Frito Lay, and also give them the opportunity to win free Frito Lay products, I jumped at it!

Here are some fun tips from Frito Lay for ways to make your next party, get together, or even just a family meal not only yummy, but even healthy!

Dip’ilicious – Dips are a great way to creatively integrate veggies into a healthier diet, and with just three simple ingredients, many of Frito-Lay’s snacks are a perfect compliment for that extra crunch!

  • Dip into Sabra Hummus or Tostitos Salsa. Use Fritos Corn Chips – they’re made with just corn, vegetable oil and salt!
  • Couple up Lay’s Classic Potato Chips – made with just potatoes, all-natural oils and salt -with this fresh Cucumber Dip:
1 cucumber, shredded
1 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp garlic, minced
Salt to taste
Lay’s Classic® Potato Chips
Mix cucumber, yogurt and garlic together in a small  bowl. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Serve with Lay’s Classic potato chips.

BONUS: You can also use these dips as a healthier way to jazz up your burger and brat toppings — great substitutes for mayo and BBQ sauce!

Whole Grains – We’re all trying to incorporate more whole grains into our diets, but not everyone knows how. Here are some easy ways to make whole grain a hit at your party:

  • When serving up your dogs and burgers, choose whole grain buns – they’re just as delicious and a great way to sneak in those whole grains.
  • When it comes to chip crunching, try a side of SunChips multigrain snacks, with 18 grams of whole grains in every one ounce.
  • If you’re into dipping, try pairing Tostitos Scoops! tortilla chips, which have 8 grams of whole grains in every one once serving, with this Chipotle Salsa for a vitamin-rich snack:

¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
3 tbsp lime juice
1 ½ tbsp chipotle chilies chopped
1 ½ tsp ground cumin
1 jar Tostitos® Salsa
1 bag Tostitos® Scoops! Tortilla Chips

Mix together first five ingredients. Chill before serving with Tostitos tortilla chips. Garnish as desired.

Downsize Your Dish – When sitting down to enjoy your barbecue, swap your 12-inch plate for a 10-inch plate—you’ll have less space to pile on the calories. Aim to fill half your plate with vegetables, a quarter with whole grains and a quarter with lean protein (meat, chicken, fish, shellfish). Remember to study the back of your Frito-Lay chip bags to take the guess work out of portion control.

So, now that I gotcha all nice and hungry, how would you like to win a bunch of Frito Lay products and this cool chip & dip bowl to serve them in?! All you have to do is leave a comment and you’re entered! If you tweet about this giveaway, you can even get an extra entry…just be sure to leave me a comment to let me know you tweeted about it!

The giveaway will remain open through Friday, August 6th. I’ll announce the winner on Saturday, August 7th. Open to US residents only. Good luck!

And so it goes…

These tips and the giveaway were sponsored by Frito Lay. I received free Frito Lay product samples for hosting these tips and the giveaway. The tips were provided by Frito Lay. Other opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced by any other source. I was not compensated to provide an opinion of Frito Lay products.


  1. Ms. Understood says:
    Yum!!! Headed to Cheesecake Factory though so hopefully that'll remove the Fritos craving I just acquired.
  2. Yum for Frito Lay!
  3. Yum! Now I have a wicked craving for chips and salsa. I know what I'm eating this weekend!
  4. Oh, I love me some hummus!!!!
  5. years and years and years ago, my BFF dated a guy who worked for Frito Lay. She was in love. I loved the chips. It was a win win for all!!!

  6. I'd love to win! And yes, now I'm hungry!!
  7. Paul and Kerry says:
    we love chips! the boy could love on fritos. enter me and enter me again cuz I'm gonna go tweet it.
  8. MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) says:
    I do love me some chips and dip! ;) We're on a guacamole kick at our house right now. I also make the cucumber dip you outlined, but with cream cheese, some Parmesan, and dill...yummm-eee.
  9. Heather @ 3 kids and lots of pigs says:
    Those dips sound really yummy and now you got me craving some salt and crunch right before bed. :-)
  10. Yea to BBQ's and Frito Lay products. Luv me some bean dip!
  11. Hooray! i don't have to feel guilty about eating chips! count me in!
  13. Chips and dip are our favorite snack!
  14. Bethany @ Organic Enchilada says:
    My family loves to take a bag of Fritos and a can of their jalepeno cheese dip to the drive-in. Although, that dip is ever-so-much tastier when warmed in the microwave for a couple seconds. Sadly, I can eat a whole can of it by myself. In one sitting.
  15. blueviolet says:
    I'm absolutely nuts about anything Fritos!
  16. My family likes all the Frito-Lay chips! This recipe for cucumber-yogurt dip sounds perfect, too, especially now that we have eight hundred cucumbers in our garden. (Okay, maybe that's a slight exaggeration...)
  17. Sharlene T. says:
    If you want to serve the Frito-Lay chips to the guests, don't open the bag until the doorbell rings!... I'm a salt freak and there are NO full bags of chips by the end of the day and now I have some new dips to try... thanks for sharing...

    Twitter: SolarChief
  18. I have a weakness for Fritos. I love all chips (and dips) but put out some fritos and I am drawn to them. Thanks for the dip ideas - and this giveaway opportunity. Such a cute chip & dip bowl - I would get great use out of it!
  19. I LOVE chips and dip. I could eat that for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!! Sure hope I win! =o)
  20. Boyfriend likes chips.
  21. your post has made me hungry :)

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com
  22. Now I'm hungry - the salsa sounds good!
  23. Just Writing says:
    Funny, I just had their queso dip, yummy!
  24. Sippy Cup Mom says:
    YUM!! I want some Fritos now!
  25. Wahoooo I [heart] Frito-Lays!!! I need some!!
  26. Tweeted about your giveaway -
  27. I love Frito!!!
  28. Who doesn't love Frito-Lay?! I just barely made the cut off for an entry into this fabulous give-away. I will Tweet about next. :)
  29. The Urban Cowboy says:
    I'm in!
  30. Yum, you are making me hungry!!! What an adorable chip and dip set too. Sign me up!


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