Serving up a delicious healthy spinach dip recipe! This game food tradition is packed with protein, nutrients and big taste. Grab your snacks of choice and get ready to dig in. Never compromise health for flavor. Get ready for kick off!
Healthy Spinach Dip
Playoff SeasonThere is no doubt that the weekend typically throws a much different schedule in our direction. Instead of eating our meals and snacks at those regular times we often opt for bigger meals and less snacks. It’s refreshing to kick back a bit, relax and enjoy whatever occasions the season has to offer. The tail end of football season is a flutter of big games galore. The traditional fare during big game watching is not typically the most nutrient dense food as you may have noticed. So today I have a solution in the form of a delicious dip recipe that is sure to be a hit!
Preparation is KeyBeing prepared is really key to keeping up with a healthy lifestyle. It’s our best ally in shaping the choices we want to make. If food is accessible and available we have a much better chance of eating it. In a recent post about staying on track during the holidays I shared one of the best things we can do is to bring a healthy dish to a friend's house. When it comes to being social being prepared will also work in your favor. if you are going to a friend’s house or hosting your own party why not throw a nutritious option into the mix? Spinach dip is a classic dish to enjoy as an appetizer. Keep the "healthy" part a secret and watch everyone help themselves to seconds!
- 1 box (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, cooked, cooled and squeezed dry
- 2 and ½ cups nonfat plain greek yogurt
- 1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts, drained and chopped (optional)
- 3 green onions, chopped (optional)
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Pinch of ground black pepper
- Pinch of himalayan salt
- Allow the spinach to thaw overnight. Thoroughly drain and get rid of all excess water.
- Mix the Greek Yogurt, spinach, water chestnuts, green onions and spices together.
- Serve with your favorite snacks!
Favorites Made Healthy
A healthy diet should not be about deprivation. You should always be eating enough to support your activity and goals. Taking a different approach to some of your healthy foods can be an adventure in and of itself! Packed with a variety of spices no one could say this dip isn’t big on taste. Enjoy the spinach, Greek yogurt and all that other good stuff.
How About You?
- Do you watch the Super Bowl?
- Do you have a snack or appetizer tradition for the big game?