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    Creamy Spinach Dip

    Try this light spinach dip made healthier with reduced-fat cream cheese, nonfat yogurt and low-fat cottage cheese instead of full-fat cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream. It will save you a whopping 84 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving when compared to traditional versions. Serve it with pita chips and crunchy vegetables or spread it on a sandwich.


    • 1 small shallot, peeled
    • 1 5-ounce can water chestnuts, rinsed
    • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese, Neufchâtel
    • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
    • 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 6 ounces baby spinach
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
    • freshly ground pepper, to taste


    Pulse shallot and water chestnuts in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Add cream cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper and pulse until just combined. Add spinach and chives and pulse until incorporated.

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