I gotta tell you....I LOVE spinach dip. Just love it. So to have a lighter version of the classic spinach dip with all the flavor of the full fat version is priceless to me. THIS is that dip! Perfect for this weekend's football festivities. And the best part? A 1/4 cup serving comes in at 2 p+! Amazing.
Nonfat Greek yogurt replaces the sour cream and the addition of roasted red peppers and lemon zest jazz up the flavor. For the base I used Knorr vegetable recipe mix. You could leave out all the mix ins ( water chestnuts, roasted red peppers, green onions, lemon zest) or use just a few..but one of the secrets of making lighter fare food taste good is adding in low calorie high flavored foods such as the zest and the peppers, but it's your call. Quick, easy and delicious.
Lightened Up Classic Spinach Dip w/Roasted Red Peppers
adapted from Knorr
Servings - about 12 Serving Size - 1/4 cup Points Plus per Serving - 2 Points+
Calories - 70, Total Fat - 3g, Carb. - 6g, Protein - 4g, Fiber - 1g
1 package Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix
16 oz. plain non fat Greek yogurt
1 cup light mayonnaise ( I used Hellmans)
1 package (10 oz.) frozen spinach, thawed and drained of all liquid ( I squeeze mine with my hands over a colander once it's thawed either at room temp, overnight in the fridge, or in the microwave)
1 (8 oz.) can chopped water chestnuts
2 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup chopped roasted red pepper
1 tsp. lemon zest
1. In a med bowl mix yogurt, mayonnaise, and Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix. Add in drained spinach, water chestnuts, green onions, roasted red pepper and lemon zest. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Serve with crackers or vegetables.
Looking for more ideas for this weekend? Here are a few suggestions:
I'm not really much of a football fan, but I am a HUGE fan of football food. Unfortunately, so much of it can be so bad for you...it's nice to have some diet friendly alternatives!
Are you a football fan? Who will you be rooting for this weekend?