Here’s a party dip recipe that’s good tasting… and loaded with good nutrition for you and your guests.
It features nutrient-dense spinach — an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, manganese, iron, calcium and potassium. Spinach is also a good source of dietary fiber, protein, phosphorus, vitamin E, zinc and copper.
Yield: 3 ¼ cups
2 cups fresh spinach or 1 (10-oz.) package frozen chopped spinach
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 (8-oz.) can water chestnuts, sliced
1 package Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix
2 Tbsp. reduced-calorie mayonnaise
1-1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 round loaf of rye, pumpernickel or sourdough bread (optional)
Whole grain crackers (Triscuits, Wheat Thins, Crunchmaster, etc…)
Raw vegetables (carrot sticks, celery, jicama, bell pepper strips)
If using frozen spinach, thaw and squeeze out water.
Combine all ingredients and chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours before serving.
Serve in hollowed out loaf of bread. Use bread cubes for dipping or serve with whole grain crackers and raw vegetables.
Makes 3 ¼ cups
4 Tbsp. per serving
Calories — 40
Fat — 3g
Cholesterol — 2 mg
Sodium — 163 mg
Carbohydrate — 4 g
Fiber — 1 g
From Karen Yontz Women’s Cardiac Awareness Center Heart Healthy Recipes