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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2009


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup
50 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 3.1g; dietary fiber 0.5g; sugars 1.7g; fat 2.9g; saturated fat 1.6g; cholesterol 9.9mg; vitamin a iu 1766.4IU; vitamin c 5.9mg; folate 37.8mcg; calcium 56.4mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 17.6mg; potassium 152.3mg; sodium 208.6mg.

1 vegetable, 1/2 fat