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.
water chestnuts, rinsed
reduced-fat cream cheese, (Neufchatel)
low-fat cottage cheese
nonfat plain yogurt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
chopped fresh chives
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.
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Stir before serving.
Calories 54, Total Fat 3 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 10 mg, Sodium 222 mg, Carbohydrate 4 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 4 g, Potassium 102 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 15%. Exchanges: Vegetable 1,Fat 0.5
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet