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When I was younger, each Sunday afternoon was spent at my Grandmother’s house. She’d cook a huge meal and our entire extended family would hang out together. I remember her making all of our favorite foods (I loved her green beans) and afterwards, we’d all just hang out and talk. You know, without cell phones, iPads or other electronic distractions. For years I’ve been wanting to revive this tradition so my friends and I decided, let’s do this.
Each weekend one of us takes turns hosting dinner. The person hosting is responsible for making dinner and others can bring things if they wish. I hate arriving empty handed so after looking online for an easy dip recipe, I came across Bon Appetite’s Spinach Artichoke Dip and decided that would be my contribution to the food fest. I mean, who doesn’t love a good dip and some chips?
- 6 oz pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained & squeezed dry
- 2 8 oz pkg light cream cheese
- 1 cup light mayo
- ½ cup light sour cream
- 1½ cup shredded parmesean cheese
- ⅓ cup shredded monterrey pepper jack cheese
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 15 oz jar artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp ground red pepper
- 2 small tomatoes, seeded & chopped
- Pre-heat oven to 350F
- Set aside ¼ cup of parmesean and the tomatoes.
- Mix all other ingredients until well blended. Spread into a shallow baking dish. Bake about 20 min. or until bubbling and slightly browned on top. Remove from oven and garnish with reserved parmesean and tomatoes.
- Serve with multiple flavors of The Better Chip (my favorite is Red Pepper)
Speaking of chips, have you heard about The Better Chips new flavors? I’ve always been partial to the Spinach and Kale chips and my daughter now loves the Red Bell Pepper ones (kinda wish I would have never let her know about them because now I have to share) but whoa, you have to try the new Chipotle and Beet flavors. Amazing. And like their other flavors, these are also non-GMO verified and certified gluten-free. You can find them in the deli section (don’t look in the chip aisle, you’ll be disappointed).
I served my spinach artichoke dip with The Better Chip’s Red Bell Pepper, Corn and Jalapeno chips (I’m saving the other flavors for myself) and it was a huge hit. The flavor of the chips made my friends oblivious to the fact I used low-fat ingredients in the dip. Who knew a chip could do that?!