Healthier Spinach Dip with Greek Yogurt – 80 Twenty Nutrition

Healthier Spinach Dip with Greek Yogurt

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

Looking for a little bit of green to add to your day (other than the green beer)?

 

 

Healthy Spinach Dip low calorie high protein Christy Brissette media dietitian nutrition and food expert best media nutritionist

Here’s a quick and easy Spinach Dip makeover that’s lower in calories and packed with protein and calcium. If you are having some alcoholic beverages tonight, serve this with a whole grain bread to help slow things down. Drinking on an empty stomach is no good!

 

As an afternoon snack or party appetizer, I love having this dip with veggie sticks like carrots, colourful bell peppers, cucumber spears, sugar snap peas and a few seedy crackers.

Healthier Spinach Dip with Greek Yogurt

This healthier version of spinach dip packs in the health benefits of spinach and features Greek yogurt for powerful protein and calcium, nutrients that help satisfy.
Servings 2 cups
Calories 174 kcal
Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup frozen spinach (150 grams)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups fat free Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp za'atar
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 tbsp chopped mint

Instructions
 

  • Defrost the frozen spinach in the microwave.
  • Add the garlic cloves to a mortar and pestle with the salt. Crush until you get a paste. If you don't have a mortar and pestle, you can mince the garlic and crush it using the side of your knife.
  • Put the yogurt, lemon juice and za'atar in a medium bowl. Add the garlic paste and mix. Stir in the fresh herbs, reserving a tbsp to sprinkle on top.
  • Serve with whole grain pita, pumpernickel bread, seed crackers or vegetable sticks.

Notes

The longer this dip sits in the fridge, the better it tastes. The perfect make-ahead recipe!
 

Nutrition

Calories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 27gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 953mgPotassium: 417mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 10550IUVitamin C: 66mgCalcium: 410mgIron: 2.7mg
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