Happy Friday! How are you doing? I have a busy day ahead – 2 classes and lots I want to accomplish around the house + getting ready for our weekend away!
You may or may have not noticed the lack of recipes lately. There’s a reason. It’s because I’ve been eating more simple things like this. Last night’s turkey sandwich dinner.
It was hot and I didn’t feel like cooking. Also, it was super easy and totally hit the spot along with a fresh plum!
I haven’t been too into eating greens Kale chips are yummo. Lettuces I’m okay with, but spinach has just been blah to me. Last weekend I was thinking about how to get more greens into my diet (other than green smoothies like this one, this one or this one) and spinach artichoke dip popped into my head. Genius! Haha, okay maybe not as healthy as eating fresh spinach, but it’s better than no spinach. Right?!?!?!
Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip
Adapted from here
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 10-ounce pack frozen spinach, thawed, drained, and chopped (I used the pre-chopped kind)
- 1 14.5-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
- 1 6-ounce cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 + 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- In a small pot, heat the olive oil and then add onions. Cook on low for several minutes, or until onions begin to turn translucent.
- Add the garlic and continue cooking for 2-3 more minutes.
- Add spinach and artichokes and continue cooking for 2-3 more minutes.
- Add in the yogurt, cream cheese, and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese. Stir until well combined.
- Transfer the mixture to an oven safe dish and top with the remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese.
- Bake at 350 for approximately 30-35 minutes.
- Broil on low for 3-4 minutes or until top of dip begins to turn golden brown. Serve hot with tortilla or corn chips. My favorite dipper was triscuits though!
Mmmmm so warm and melty. While spinach artichoke dip usually isn’t the most healthy thing, all of the ingredients are things that I eat anyways, so nothing weird went into it. I like the chobani in there to add some extra protein.
I reheated it again the next day when we had Jacob’s parents over for dinner. It was a hit and still super delicious!
What is your favorite dip to make? How do you like to healthify your dips?
Hope you have a great weekend!