EatingWell's Jessie Price shows how to make spinach dip healthy. She cuts calories and fat by using reduced fat cream cheese, cottage cheese and nonfat plain yogurt as a substitute for full-fat mayonnaise and sour cream.
Hi, I'm Jessie. We're here in the EatingWell Test Kitchen. And today, I'm going to show you how to make a healthier creamy spinach dip. I start with water chestnuts and shallots. Pulse those up in my food processor until they're chopped. Then, this is the deal here: I'm making these swaps. I'm not using regular full-fat cream cheese or sour cream or full-fat mayo. Instead, what I'm using is reduced-fat cream cheese, low-fat cottage cheese, and nonfat plain yogurt. Put those in the food processor along with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Combine those, then I'm ready to add some fresh chives for flavor and fresh spinach. Pulse that in the food processor again until it's all combined, and that's your spinach dip. Serve it up with pita chips and plenty of fresh vegetables. For this healthy spinach dip recipe and more healthy appetizer ideas, come to eatingwell.com.