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Creamy Spinach Dip


From EatingWell:  January/February 2009

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.

About 2 1/2 cups | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes



  1. 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.


Per 1/4-cup serving : 54 Calories; 3 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 10 mg Cholesterol; 4 g Carbohydrates; 4 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 222 mg Sodium; 102 mg Potassium

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat

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