With the new year less than a day away, what is everyone doing to celebrate? Going out to a party, bar, or restaurant? Having a get together at your place? Having a low key night with the people who mean the most and watching the ball drop at midnight? No matter what your plans are tonight, this is the perfect appetizer to whip up quickly and munch on before your festivities begin.
The great thing about this dip is that it is wonderfully creamy and delicious but has less than 70 calories per serving. I know...I almost couldn't believe it either. Keep things skinny by serving this dip with an array of veggies, or toss in a few carbs with pita chips, crackers, or crusty bread. Because this dip is practically good for you, you won't feel weighed down when you are hitting the dance floor, snuggling on the couch, playing games, or whatever activities you have planned for the night. So go ahead and make this scrumptious snack and have a happy and safe new year! Talk to you in 2013!
Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip (adapted from Skinnytaste)
(makes about 4 cups)
14 ounces artichoke hearts packed in water, drained
1 large shallot, chopped
1 clove of garlic
12 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained
6 ounces fat free plain yogurt
1/2 cup Light Miracle Whip (or light mayo)
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup part skim mozzarella cheese, divided
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a shallow baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
Add artichoke hearts, shallot, and garlic to a food processor and coarsely chop.
In a large mixing bowl, combined artichoke mixture with drained spinach, yogurt, Miracle Whip, Parmesan cheese, and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Mix until ingredients are combined.
Pour dip into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese begins to brown and the dip is bubbling. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving.
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Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving:
Total Fat: 3.3 g
Cholesterol: 9.5 mg
Sodium: 202.3 mg
Total Carbs: 5.0 g
Fiber: 1.4 g
Sugars: 0.7 g
Protein: 5.8 g
-Easy to make
-Can be prepared a day in advance and baked before serving
-Does not taste skinny!
-Slightly high in sodium per serving
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