Even if you don't like spinach or artichokes, chances are you like spinach artichoke dip. It's a culinary conundrum, but whatever the reason people just can't seem to get enough of this 70s creation. My version is not only healthy it is easy to take to a party because it isn't hot. No messing with someone else's oven or bothering with a crock pot. Also, it doesn't have to be meticulously chilled because there is no mayonnaise in it. It's perfect at room temperature.
I like to have this on hand at home for snacking because it will keep in the fridge for up to 10 days. I can just grab some and a few veggies and munch away guilt-free! It is a little more on the expensive side to make, but it works out to only $0.50/serving. And you can totally leave out the goat cheese; that will knock about $2 off the cost and cut a few more calories.
Sorry that isn't all fancy right now.
Chilled Spinach Artichoke Dip6 oz Greek yogurt (plain, fat free)
2 Tbsp cream cheese, softened
2 oz goat cheese, softened
1/4 C grated parmesan cheese
2 tsp minced garlic
1 can artichokes in water, drained and chopped
5 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and water squeezed out
Combine cheese and yogurt. Mix in veggies and garlic. Serve with carrots, celery, and cucumber slices.
Makes 3 C. Serves about 12. In a party setting, it is probably enough for 20.
Per 1/4 C serving: Calories 50, Fat 0.5 g, Protein 4 g, Total Carb 3 g
Daily Values: Vit A 10%, Calcium 6%
Total Ingredient Cost: $6.00
If you really want something crunchy and salty with the dip, I suggest:
Nabisco Wheat Thins 100% Whole Grain Toasted Chips
Calories 130, Fat 5 g, Total Carb 19g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 2 g,
DV: Calcium 4%, Iron 4%
Snyders of Hanover Pretzels Old Fashioned Dipping Sticks
Calories 120, Fat 1 g, Total Carb 24, Fiber 1 g, Protein 3 g