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Healthy Spinach Dip

By June 30, 2011 No Comments

It’s me! Patty!

I’ve been looking for healthy snacks to take to the lake for the 4th.  I love fruit, love veggies, but need to remember to add the protein. Greek yogurt is a great way to add protein!  Today I found this recipe on Oxygen.  I will be making this and serving with pita chips and veggies!

Spinach Dip – Oxygen Magazine

Makes 4 servings

This guilt-free dip provides a healthful dose of protein and phytonutrients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup smooth low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 package onion soup mix
  • 1 can water chestnuts, chopped and drained
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 10 oz package frozen spinach, thawed, chopped and drained

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix cottage cheese, yogurt and soup mix. Add water chestnuts, carrots and spinach and stir gently.
  2. Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.

Nutrients per serving (Makes 4 servings):

Calories: 150, Total Fats: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Trans Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 570 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 19 g, Dietary Fiber: 5 g, Sugars: 4 g, Protein: 17 g, Iron: 2 mg

“It’s great to dip pitas or vegetables in, or you can use it as a spread for a sandwich.”

 

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Have a Great 4th of July weekend!