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Creamy Spinach Dip

Creamy Spinach Dip
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

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.

Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions

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.

Nutritional Information

Makes: about 2 1/2 cups
  • Calories53
  • Fat3 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol10 mg
  • Carbohydrates4 g
    • Dietary fiber1 g
  • Protein3 g
  • Sodium206 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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