Guiltless Spinach Artichoke Dip

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The holiday season is in full swing! Unfortunately, along with the tidings of holiday joy come the high-calorie impact of holiday get-togethers, office parties, and big family dinners. Fear not-- Revolution has you covered. Make this healthy spin on a classic party appetizer, and you'll have a go-to option that won't break your calorie budget.

Guiltless Spinach Artichoke Dip

Servings: 12; Serving size: ¼ cup

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Romano cheese
  • 2 Tbsp canola mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp low fat sour cream
  •  1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  •  ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14-ounce) can baby artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 1 (9-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 350°.

2) Place Romano cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, red pepper, minced garlic, and white beans in a food processor, and process until smooth.

3) Spoon into a medium bowl. Stir in the artichokes and spinach.

4) Spoon the mixture into a 1-quart glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray.

5) Sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until bubbly and brown. Best served with veggies, whole wheat pita bread, or baked chips.

Nutrition Info (per ¼ cup): 77 calories, 2 g fat, 10 g carbs, 5 g protein

About the authors: Kate Kloet MS, RDN, LDN and Kristen Doladee work out of the Revolution clinic in Glen Ellyn. 

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