Skinny and Tasty Spinach Cheese Dip

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This Skinny Spinach Cheese Dip is one of my favorite Greek yogurt recipes. Not only is it creamy and delicious, but it’s also metabolism boosting and healthier than the regular recipe.

The website EHow.com has even asked me to make this recipe for their web videos. It’s delicious cold and room temperature, but it’s so much better hot and bubbly.

Make Skinny Spinach Cheese Dip for your next party, potluck or holiday gathering and serve it warm, allowing it to come to room temperature, later enjoy nibbles of it from your fridge cold and you will get the best of all worlds.

One more note, eHow wanted this Skinny Spinach Cheese Dip a bread bowl, and it makes for a beautiful presentation. You do not have to serve it in a bread bowl though, it’s fantastic with carrots, broccoli and celery sticks and will save you lots of calories. I have included the directions if you so choose to use a bread bowl, just be sure not to fill it until you are ready to serve.

Makes 10 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons organic all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened Almond milk
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup shredded low fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • Large round sourdough loaf- optional

Get started:

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, add in the flour and combine with a wooden spoon. Make figure 8’s in the pan until the butter and flour come together in a paste.

Add in the almond milk and whisk until combined, smash then add the garlic cloves and stir often until the sauce thickens and coats the back of your wooden spoon, about 15 minutes. Remove the garlic and discard.

Add the chopped spinach to the cream sauce and stir, the spinach will wilt and darken.

Once the spinach is wilted and reduced by half, about 5 minutes, you can remove from the heat and add in the cheese. Stir together and add in the Greek yogurt, combine and serve in a bread bowl, mini Crock Pot or serving bowl.

How to carve the bread bowl: Use a serrated knife and cut the top off like you’re carving a pumpkin. Use your hand to scoop all the soft bread out of the center, place them around the bowl to dip. Cut the top into wedges and place along the side of the bread bowl. Be sure to wait to fill your bread bowl until you are ready to serve as it can get soggy.

Watch my Skinny Spinach Cheese Dip Video:

Nutrition information for Skinny Spinach Cheese Dip:

Each serving (1/4 cup) has:

  • Calories: 70
  • Fat: 4
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 5
  • Carbs: 3

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