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Healthy Spinach Dip

A high protein version of everyone’s favourite dip, using greek yogurt as a base and frozen spinach, it’s the best tasting healthy spinach dip.

One of my absolute favourite dips is spinach dip. I love dipping veggies, bread or crackers in it, it’s the best snack! Especially, when it’s made to fit your meal plans.

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I serve mine with some bread, but also enjoy it during the week as a snack with some veggies, like bell peppers, carrots, and celery.

SPINACH DIP INGREDIENTS

Simple ingredients, quick to make and taste great.

In keeping things simple, I wanted to not only this recipe to easy to make, but also healthy! In doing do, I used very few ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Greek Yogurt {2% fat}
  • 21 Seasoning Blend or Mrs. Dash Herb and Garlic Seasoning
  • Shredded Pamesan Cheese
  • Chives
  • Frozen Chopped Spinach
  • Sea Salt
  • Organic Sugar

ABOUT THIS SPINACH DIP RECIPE

The longest step in this healthy spinach dip recipe is waiting for the frozen spinach to thaw. This takes about two hours. Everything else can be prepared within roughly 5 minutes. As I prepare for motherhood, I am on a mission to find or come up with recipes I can make in a dash because timing will be everything once our little lady arrives.

I mentioned above that this dip is meal plan approved. It is high in protein, low in sugar and oh so tasty! The only thing is, is trying to avoid eating the entire batch in one sitting. Haha! I usually count 1/3 of a cup as a serving with some veggies, crackers or bread.

To be honest, it took me some time to get used to greek yogurt. I found it so plain served alone, and then it grew on me. Sometimes when having it alone with some fruit, I add some peanut butter, pure vanilla extract or honey to it. Then I top it with my favourite fruit or granola.

I hope you enjoy this spinach dip recipe!

PS. Here are some other recipes using Greek yogurt:

Yield: 1

Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip

A high protein version of everyone's favourite dip, using greek yogurt as a base and frozen spinach, it's the best tasting healthy spinach dip.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 750g container of 2% plain greek yogurt (about 3 1/4 cups)
  • 1/2 of a block of cream cheese, softened room temperature
  • 1 tbsp (heaping) of trader joes 21 seasonings or Mrs. Dash herb and garlic seasoning
  • 1/2 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped chives
  • 2 cups of frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 tsp of Himalayan salt
  • 1 tbsp of organic sugar

Instructions

  1. Thaw spinach for about 2 hours and drain using a strainer.
  2. Prepare all other ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, using a hand mixer (if preparing before spinach is thawed, let the mixture chill in the refrigerator).
  3. Once drained, press out the remaining juices using some paper towel or use a cheesecloth, until no juices remain.
  4. Add the spinach to the mixture, use the stand mixer and mix until well combined.
  5. Chill for 3 hours before serving and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  6. OPTIONAL: Bake in a lightly greased baking dish covered with tinfoil on 350 for 20 minutes, remove the tinfoil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Notes

*The draining of the spinach is a VERY important step to ensure the dip isn't watery.*

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

14

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 719mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g

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