By Dr. Janet Brill
Non-fat Greek yogurt is a creamy substitute to replace sour cream, cream cheese, and/or mayonnaise in your favorite Super Bowl party dip or dish.
In fact, a 6-ounce serving of plain Greek yogurt contains zero fat, about 15-20 grams of protein (equivalent to 2-3 ounces of meat), and 20% of your daily recommended calcium intake!
To reduce cholesterol in your diet, Go Greek with this great Super Bowl Recipe!
The spinach and artichokes combination creates a rich source of vitamin C to protect your immune system by fighting against bacteria,viruses, and infection and acting as an antihistamine to decrease inflammation, especially during the cold and flu season.
Yields: 12 servings, 1 serving = ¼ cup
- 1-10 ounce frozen spinach package, thawed
- 1-14 ounce can of artichoke hearts, drained
- 1-8 ounce of water chestnuts, drained and chopped
- ½ medium yellow onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon of garlic, minced
- 16 ounces of 0% plain Greek yogurt
- ½ cup of part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ½ tsp of salt
- ½ tsp of pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
- Spoon the mixture into a baking dish.
- To melt the cheese and warm the dip, bake the mixture for 15-20 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
Prepare carrot, celery, and bell pepper sticks, and whole wheat pita chips to scoop up the warm dip!
*You can also warm the dip in a slow cooker. Put the cold mixture in the slow cooker for 1 hour on high.
Nutrient Information Per Serving (1/4 cup of dip):
- Calories: 80 calories
- Fat: 5g
- Cholesterol: 15 mg
- Sodium: 265 mg
- Carbohydrate: 8 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1 g
- Sugar: 3g
- Protein: 4 g