Sneak Healthy Dip into Your Super Bowl Party

February 1, 2010   6 Comments

When we think of the Super Bowl, we think of BBQ chicken wings, pizza, 7 layer dip, guacamole, Potato Chips, Doritos, beer, etc. (mouth watering, yet?)

Hot Artichoke Dip

It would be great if you could wave a wand and just change everything to tofu and brown rice, but I believe that someone might lose an arm with such a shift.

So, sneak healthy food into your Super Bowl menu. Nobody has to know your plan.

Go ahead and serve some of the favorites, and then add the dip below. It includes vegetables (onions and artichokes) and a low-fat form of dairy (greek yogurt and parmesan cheese).

Hard cheeses such as parmesan have a naturally lower fat content, so you don't need to buy a low-fat option. Parmesan also has an incredibly rich taste, so you need less of it than other cheeses.

Hot dip usually includes dairy like sour cream and cream cheese, but you won't miss it with these substitutions. It is delicious hot, cold, and room temperature. You can also mix it up before the game and heat it when your ready to serve.

Where did I get the cute casserole? A garage sale - there are always cute casseroles at thrift stores or garage sales. Don't ask me why.

Hot Artichoke Dip

Serves 6

1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup minced onion
1 14 ounce jar or can of artichoke hearts (packed in water)
carrot sticks, celery sticks, and/or healthy crackers

Preheat oven to 350 F. Drain and chop artichoke hearts. Mix yogurt, cheese, onion and artichoke hearts in a small bowl. Spoon into a small casserole dish and heat for 20 minutes (until bubbling). Serve with carrot sticks, celery sticks, and/or healthy crackers.

What will you sneak into your Super Bowl Party? Please share!

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YUM! That looks soooo good. I'm def going to try that.

Lisa, Hi ,can I use your phot and recipe to make one of my downloadable cards for my blog? LMK, thanks!

PS - Also that Tziki(sp) Cucumber Dip you posted about would be good for super bowl too!

This looks fabulous - will use it. I echo what Katherine writes - post the Tzatziki recipe. THANKS!

I am going to make this artichoke dip. In addition to the dippers you suggest, I would also use Wegman's Cocopops. They are similar to a rice cake (no chocolate despite sounding as if they have cocoa) and are only 16 calories for one large cake which is about the size of a small to medium tortilla.

No Weight Watchers points or even nutritional info? :(

On the way home I stopped and purchased the ingredients and made this dip as soon as I got in the door. It is delicious but my husband thinks it could be a tad creamier. I am going to try adding maybe 4 ounces of low fat cream cheese. But all and all this is a winner!

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