Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach artichoke dip

Trust me. You won’t miss the extra fat and calories from all the gooey cheeses in the traditional recipe. This one’s packed with nutrients and protein you can feel good about!

4 large pieces artichoke hearts (I used canned, packed in water)

1 Cup 2% cottage cheese

1/4 Cup shredded Parmesan cheese

3 cloves garlic, pressed or diced very finely (I had some roasted in the refrigerator that I used)

2 Cups raw spinach, steamed then drained (you could probably also use frozen)

1 Cup plain Greek yogurt

Combine all ingredients in a glass baking dish and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 – 20 minutes until bubbly.  Serve with whole grain crackers or tortilla chips.

Makes 4 servings (1 serving pictured)

Calories 124 / Carbs 8 / Fat 3 / Protein 17


Thai Almond Chicken Slaw

3-4 oz grilled chicken breastImage

1 Cup slaw mix (bagged or homemade)

1 Tbs. fresh cilantro

1 Tbs. sliced almonds

Thai Almond Salad Dressing

Cut grilled chicken into bite-sized pieces. Toss with remaining ingredients. This salad is good alone for a light meal or in a lettuce wrap. You could also omit the chicken and use as a side dish along with your main Asian inspired entree.