Wednesday, March 6, 2013

NICE: Spinach Artichoke Dip

Not a fan of sitting around eating a bag of chips. That is, unless you have a bowl of something deliciously gooey and fatty to dip them in :)



A few weeks ago, I made a "nice" queso ....
so. good.

When I make a Naughty or Nice meal on Good Morning Oklahoma it has to be SUPER low maintenance. As in, I can transport it easily to the station in the middle of the night and it takes very little prep work. Because it gets thrown together during commercial breaks and weather segments. The magic of TV may be ruined for you now - for this I am not sorry. We are busy behind the scenes!!

First... I peeked through my pins on Pinterest
http://pinterest.com/ktulchannel8/meals-naughty-and-nice/

Then I took to my facebook page to get your advice on what I should
make https://www.facebook.com/LauraNealMoss

You guys voted for Spinach Dip. Thank you. Crazy easy and it's not bad for you!

This is where I found the idea:

http://foodiesnpup.blogspot.com/2012/09/hot-skinny-spinach-dip.html


You will need:

12 oz bag frozen spinach
2/3 c fat free Greek yogurt
4 green onions, finely sliced
3 clove garlic, minced
1 c shredded part skim mozzarella
1/2 c shredded Parmesan
1/2 can artichoke hearts drained and chopped
pepper or red chili flakes (to taste)

Completely thaw your spinach either in the microwave or by letting sit for a day in the refrigerator.


Squeeze out as much liquid as you can by hand and then press between two paper towels to remove the rest.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a 4x4 dish or four 1-inch ramekins with non-stick.


In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.


Transfer to prepared baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes, until dip is bubbling and the cheese is starting to brown around the edges.  Serve hot.


This dip can be stored in the refrigerator for a day or so before it is baked.  Just cover a ramekin to store and pop it in the oven when you're ready to eat it.

You could also put more cheese or panko bread crumbs on the top for some crunch!

This recipe makes 8 servings. With out the chips or crackers, this comes to 110 calories per serving! Find a low cal chip and dig in ;)


YUM!

Question For You:

What's your favorite dip?


XOXO!

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