FOX 4 Healthy Habits: Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe

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Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip 



Makes 5 cups, serving is ¼ cup

  •  2 (14 oz) cans artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 (8 oz) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened and cut in 1/2" cubes
  • 1 (8 oz) block fat-free cream cheese, softened and cut in 1/2" cubes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (1 tablespoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

SLOW COOKER METHOD: Coat the slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients. Stir to combine, cover and cook until heated through. 1-1/2 to 2 hours on high, 3 to 4 hours on low. Recipe may be doubled.

OVEN METHOD: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set aside half of mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. In a large bowl, stir together all remaining ingredients.  Spoon mixture into 1-1/2 to 2 quart baking dish sprayed with non fat pan spray. Sprinkle top with remaining cheeses. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and golden.

TO SERVE: Sprinkle cooked dip with diced red pepper, if desired. Serve warm with crackers, tortilla chips, pita chips, crostini, or raw veggies.

Nutrition information for a 1/4 cup serving:  72.2 calories, 2.9g fat,  6.4g carbs, 1.9g fiber, 5.4g protein

(Source:  Kitchendaily.com)

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