Today’s post is brought to you by Nasoya but all opinions are 100% mine.
One of my absolute favorite things to do in the summer is an all day barbecue full of friends, family, and food. Lots and lots of food. However while the main focus is normally on barbecue and meats, my favorite part of the a summer gathering is the dips! Give me salsa, guacamole, hummus, or my all time favorite – spinach artichoke dip – and I am a happy camper.
However along with my love of dips also comes a love of creating healthier options for my favorite calorie packed recipes. One of those offenders – my beloved spinach artichoke dip that can pack a whopping 300 calories per serving. Luckily there are some tricks that not only can reduce the calories but also add protein to this amazing dip. My secret – Nasoya Firm Tofu! With just 70 calories and 8 grams of protein per serving, it’s a great way to add creaminess to any dip without the calories and fat. Consider reducing half (or all!) of the mayonnaise or sour cream with tofu to lighten up almost any dip recipe.
So now let’s talk about this dip! It’s start with the traditional base of spinach and artichokes. From there we add some red pepper for color and crunch, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and lemon. And then comes the secret ingredient – the Nasoya Firm Tofu. Finally to give it some extra creaminess, we add a touch of Greek yogurt and low fat sour cream. Delicious, nutritious, and with 75% less calories than the traditional version.
Tofu Spinach Artichoke Dip
Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Nutritional Info: 71 calories, 3.3g of fat, 4.2g of carbohydrates, 2.2g of fiber, 6.2g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 2 *
For the full recipe, head over to Nasoya!