When you are craving something hot and cheesy, this is a great option! Using yogurt rather than sour cream or cream cheese really cuts those fat calories without loosing that cheesy creamy taste and texture. The hidden kale adds a nutritional burst and if served with crunchy pita chips….mmmmm. One of my coworkers exclaimed “it tastes like veggie pizza!”
Healthier Spinach Dip (6-8 servings)
6 oz frozen spinach
6 oz frozen kale
1 c fat free Greek yogurt
1/4 red onion, finely sliced
2-3 clove garlic, minced
1 to 1/2 c shredded part skim mozzarella
1/4 c shredded Parmesan
pepper or red chili flakes (to taste)
Completely thaw your spinach and kale 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 as much moisture as possible.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease large baking dish with coconut oil, enough to coat the bottom and sides. In a large 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.
Serve with pita chips, fresh cut veggies or fresh bread. Left overs are great on sandwiches.