Making Spinach Dip Healthy – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Sort of.

I mentioned in my previous post that whenever there is a party or a food day at work, people ask me to bring spinach dip.  I posted the link to my blog on the other post, but you may not have seen it, so I thought I’d share here.  The recipe isn’t anything fancy.  (It’s just the recipe that’s on the back of that Knorr’s Vegetable Soup packets.)  But I modify the recipe to make it a little bit healthier.

What you’ll need:

1 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed. (NOTE: Please squeeze the spinach dry.  I made the mistake of not doing this the first time I made it and ended up with spinach soup, not dip. You’re welcome.)

1 cup sour cream

1 cup mayo

1 package of Knorr’s Vegetable soup mix

1 (8oz) can of water chestnuts (optional)

3 green onions, finely chopped (optional)

All you do is mix everything in a bowl and let it chill for at least two hours!  You can serve this with crackers or bread.

How I change it:

I use light mayo and non-fat sour cream.  Also, I don’t use the full cup of either.  I like the dip to be a bit thicker than what the recipe calls for.  What I would suggest is start with using just 1/2 cup of each and if you like, add more.  But keep in mind that using less mayo and sour cream does cut calories!  I also don’t add the onions or water chestnuts, but that’s just a personal preference for me!

I have made this recipe countless times and not one person has noticed that I use light mayo and nonfat sour cream.  Like I said before, they request it!

All that said, I hope you enjoy!!  And remember, there’s always a way to make your favorite recipes more healthy!

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