Spinach Artichoke Dip


As I've been playing around with Weight Watchers cheeses I experimented and came up with a recipe that I thought you might enjoy, a lower calorie spinach artichoke dip option. Instead of adding more cream cheese and mayo I substituted some Weight Watcher cheese wedges and it turned out pretty great. I will be making this again for special events as a lighter alternative. See the recipe below and check out other ideas I've mentioned here and here. What is your favorite Superbowl Sunday or hang out snack? What about a lighter snack, do you have a favorite?




Ingredients:
9 oz frozen spinach, chopped, thawed, and drained
14 oz jar of artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
8 oz low fat cream cheese*
1/4 c low fat sour cream*
1/3 c parmasean cheese
3 Weight Watchers Garlic & Herb wedges
4 green onions minced
4 cloves of garlic
1/4 teaspoon of salt
other spices as desired... I added a touch of cayenne, garlic powder etc..

Directions:
Saute onions and garlic until soft.
Combine everything into a bowl and stir well.
Put in oven safe dish and bake for 30 minutes at 350 or until bubbly.

Enjoy with crackers, veggies or anything you wish.

*You can easily substitute low fat for nonfat, I'm just not a biggest fan of nonfat.

Enjoy!

(photo + recipe by Rachel Jones - B*E)

9 comments:

Jesse said...

I'll definitely be making my avocado fries. not exactly low fat, but healthy fats for sure:D and so addictive!

Chapstick Fanatic said...

ooh spinach dip is one of my favorites. i am def going to try this next time i have people over.

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Ana Degenaar said...

This sounds and looks amazing. I am giving it a try! The photo is also beautiful!

Sweet Freak said...

Always a crowd pleaser... and now low-cal too? Merci!

Jennifer said...

Healthy spinach and artichoke dip! Yum!

agnes szucs said...

i never had anything even similar like this! but it sure looks delicious...
xo
agnes

anna said...

Do you have the serving size/calorie info?

Little Fish said...

I haven't hosted a ton of Superbowl gatherings, but I'm trying out Fish Tacos on my uncles, cousins, dad, brother, and husband this year to hold us over for the full 8 (!!!) hours of pre-game coverage. Not entirely low-fat, but certainly a healthier alternative!

Holly Anne said...

to cut out more weight watchers points you could nix the artichoke and just make it a spinach dip. i'm pretty sure artichokes are one of the very few veggies that carry a point value.

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