Healthy Eating: Baked spinach artichoke yogurt dip |

Healthy Eating: Baked spinach artichoke yogurt dip

Swap out sour cream for yogurt to put a healthier twist on this classic appetizer dip.

1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

2 (6-ounce) container low-fat plain yogurts

2 cup shredded part-skim, low-moisture Mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup chopped green onion

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2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped

Combine all ingredients and mix well.  Pour mixture into 1-quart casserole dish or 9-inch pie plate.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through.  Serve with your favorite veggies, bread or crackers.

Tips:  Try adding different seasonings, such as an Italian for a different flavor, or crushed red peppers to give it some spice. You can also experiment with different cheeses such as pepper jack or parmesan.

Adapted from the Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center.  Colorado State University.

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