Just a general trick, substituting cottage cheese for sour cream reduces that fat and adds a ton of protein to a meal. Just be sure to first blend the cottage cheese and no one will be able to tell the difference.
Lindsey’s Spinach Dip Recipe
1 – 10 oz container of frozen chopped spinach – defrost and squeeze out all the juice
2 – 5 oz cans of sliced water chestnuts – dice into small pieces
2 – 8 oz container of 1% cottage cheese – blend with a handheld blender or in a traditional blender until smooth and creamy
1 – packet Hidden Valley Ranch dry mix packet - I only like Hidden Valley, the cheaper kinds aren’t as tasty
** OR you can make your own clean ranch season mix – compliments of He and She Eat Clean **
Ranch seasoning mix RECIPE: (Serving size equals one Ranch packet)
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried dill
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp dried chives
pinch of salt
After completing the above tasks, mix well, eat, and enjoy! No baking or cooking needed.
Prep/cook time: 7 min.
I usually serve this with crackers but some prefer it with bread, served in a bread bowl. If you want to be super healthy, serve with fresh cut cucumbers, peppers, and carrots.
Nutritional information for the entire mix: (not including the crackers)
Protein: 80 g
*Nutritional data varies depending on products & brands used.
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