It’s Friday! Not only does that mean the end of the work week, but it means the prospect of an entire weekend of fun on the horizon. Around my house, we have a bit of yard work to do tomorrow morning. Fertilize the grass. Get our garden beds ready for planting (which means delicious summer produce in a couple of months!). The usual weekend chores. But after that it, it’s time to relax! One of our favorite Saturday (and Sunday) activities is sitting on the back porch with a cold drink and chips + dip. And one of our favorite dips is Spinach Artichoke, so I decided to give this one a healthy makeover. (I’m not claiming that eating an entire bowl of this dip is necessarily “healthy,” but it is certainly better than traditional spinach artichoke dip!)
Spinach artichoke dip typically uses a combination of sour cream and mayo as the base. While both of these ingredients bring delicious qualities, they are also calorie-laden as well. So I picked up some plain Chobani Greek yogurt at the market and set out to create a Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip. After a couple of attempts and some slight tweaks here and there, I came up with a dip that is quite tasty…and it has significantly fewer calories than a traditional sour cream and mayonnaise dip. But it definitely still has the flavors of spinach artichoke dip. And for the most part, this recipe calls for fairly normal ingredients that you may already have in your fridge or pantry. So pick up a bag of tortilla chips on your way home today and whip up a quick batch of this delicious dip for the weekend. Cheers!