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Healthy Spinach And Artichoke Dip

spinach artichoke dip

I love when you have such a good weekend that you actually start Monday feeling refreshed and ready to attack the week!

Just to fill you all in…

My weekend was filled with hot yoga, an 8 mile run and TONS of football–and with all that football comes a lot of snacking!

While we’re on the subject of football… AJHKJHJKEHTJKHTKN SAN DIEGO CHARGERS?!?! It’s a true talent for a team to find a new, heartbreaking, creative way to lose a game every single week.

So yes San Diego Chargers, I blame you for giving me game day stress causing me to snack a little too much…oops!

spinach artichoke dip

Thankfully, I went into this weekend prepared with healthy snacks planned knowing the football games would get INTENSE!

I whipped up this healthy spinach & artichoke dip for Saturday’s college football games and brought veggies, pita chips and hummus to a friends house for the games on Sunday. 

And you know what? EVERYONE LOVED THE HEALTHY OPTIONS!

Never in my life would I have thought that my guy friends would be eating red bell peppers by the handful raving about how delicious hummus is… but they did!

Maybe I’m delusional but I really do think people appreciate when you bring healthy snacks instead of the boring, traditional snacks like chips, crackers, cheese, deli meats…etc.

I know I sure do!

spinach artichoke dip

Now let’s talk a little bit more about this spinach & artichoke dip…

Typically spinach & artichoke dip is filled with cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and other fatty crappy ingredients. Is it absolutely delicious? YES! But is it even remotely good for you? Absolutely not! Instead this spinach & artichoke dip uses cashews, olive oil and goat cheese to achieve the same creamy consistency without sacrificing any flavor.

Seriously, IT’S SO GOOD!!!

I highly recommend dipping sweet potato chips, pita chips, broccoli, cucumbers or red bell peppers into this dip. 

Enjoy!

spinach artichoke dip

Healthy Spinach & Artichoke Dip
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 14 oz cans artichoke hearts (chopped)
  2. 16 oz frozen spinach
  3. 1 cup roasted unsalted cashews
  4. 2 Tbsp olive or avocado oil
  5. 2-4 oz plain goat cheese
  6. 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  7. 1/2 tsp onion powder
  8. 1 tsp dried basil
  9. 1 tsp salt
  10. 1/2 tsp black pepper
  11. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large pan saute your artichoke hearts and frozen spinach. Cook until the spinach has thawed (about 5 minutes)
  2. Meanwhile, place cashews into a food processor and pulse until the are ground into a flour like consistency then add the oil and pulse until a thick nut butter has formed (about 1 minute)
  3. In a large bowl combine the artichoke/spinach mixture, cashew butter and the rest of the ingredients
  4. Serve and enjoy hot!
Adapted from PaleOMG
Adapted from PaleOMG
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Your Turn,

Who is your favorite college or NFL football team?

What’s your favorite thing to snack on during a game?

Do you think people appreciate when you bring healthy options to an event?

 

And don’t forget to PIN IT!

Healthy spinach and artichoke dip

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply Anonymous October 10, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Thank you for sharing your artichoke dip!!! Can’t wait to try it out! I never eat artichoke dip anymore cause of all the mayo and sour cream in it. Making yours this week!!!

    • Reply Diana Becker October 11, 2016 at 10:54 am

      You’re welcome! Let me know how you like it!

  • Reply Jess @hellotofit October 11, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Yoga and football – sounds like a great weekend!! Spinach and artichoke dip is one of my favorites, and love how you made it healthier 🙂 YUM. Pinned this!

    • Reply Diana Becker October 11, 2016 at 10:55 am

      The best combination! You’ll LOVE this dip–it honestly tastes like it still has all the bad stuff in it 😉

  • Reply rachel @ athletic avocado October 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    remind me again why I have never had spinach artichoke dip!? this looks INSANE!
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    • Reply Diana Becker October 18, 2016 at 10:46 am

      WHAT?!? That needs to change immediately!

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