Thursday, February 18, 2010

Spinach Dip, Can I Really Eat That?

Ok so I don't know about you, but I LOVE spinach dip! I love ordering it as an appetizer at restaurants and making it for parties. But it's such a guilty pleasure! Not anymore my friends! Here's a recipe for spinach dip that cuts a lot of calories!

4 oz. Lifetime Fat Free Monterey Jack Cheese (or another fat-free white hard cheese, like Muenster or Mozzarella)
4 tbsp. fat-free sour cream
10 tsp. Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp. shallots, chopped finely
6 tbsp. fat-free mayo
1 oz. light soy milk
1 – 10 oz. pkg. chopped spinach, thawed and drained
4 oz. water chestnuts, chopped

In a medium-sized saucepan, melt your Monterey Jack over a low flame. In a separate pan, saute garlic and shallots with some nonstick cooking spray. Add soy milk to melted cheese, stirring continuously. Next, add mayo, sour cream and Parmesan into your cheese mixture, still stirring over low heat. Add your sauteed garlic and shallots, as well as water chestnuts. Add your well-drained, chopped spinach and mix thoroughly. Spoon your dip into a medium-sized casserole dish and bake in a preheated 325-degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Voila! Your spinach-y masterpiece is complete. You may add salt and/or pepper if desired. Serves 6-8.

Serving is about 3 heaping tablespoons: 72 Calories, 1 gram of fat, 310mg sodium, 9g carb, 1g
fiber, 4g sugar, 7g protein.

I got this recipe from Hungry Girl, they have some great stuff if you want to check it out!

1 comment:

  1. I love love love spinach dip! Can't wait to try this! Thank you!