Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Skinnier Version of a Big Game Favorite - Spinach Artichoke Dip

Are you fired up for the Super Bowl? You may sacrifice your voice rooting for your team, but you shouldn't compromise your waistline. Instead of eating your typical Spinach and Artichoke Dip that's full of creamy, caloric ingredients - try this tasty twist on Spinach and Artichoke Dip that uses purèed white beans as a substitute (also adding some protein and fiber to your snack). You won't feel guilty for munching on a serving of this during the game!

Skinny Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 (16 ounce) can white beans
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups artichoke hearts, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup low-fat part skim mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the garlic a few times to mince. Add the white beans, light mayonnaise, lemon juice, parmesan cheese and purèe until smooth. Add a pinch of cayenne and season with pepper. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the artichoke hearts and spinach. Place in a baking dish and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake until bubbly and brown, about 25-30 minutes. Broil on high for an additional 2 minutes to get the cheese extra brown.
Serves 8 as an appetizer
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories: 200, Total Fat: 3g, Sodium: 300mg, Carbs: 30g, Protein: 14g

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