Lactose Intolerant-Friendly Spinach Artichoke Dip (shhh … it’s good for you, too)

Posted by Caroline Sullivan, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tags: Lactose Intolerance

I go to book club with neighborhood ladies. I love it: It’s a potluck, the ladies are all my mom’s age, and I get to hear the latest on what’s happening at the neighborhood golf club. Downside is, at 4 p.m. on these Tuesdays, I remember I need to bring something. I need to be able to get it cooked and ready while having my 2-year-old in tow. When this month’s book club rolled around, I remembered I had taught some dietitians about cooking for lactose intolerance; we had a really easy dip from the Dairy MAX website. So off I went to find the Baked Spinach Artichoke Yogurt Dip. If you are lactose intolerant, you’ll love it. If you are watching your waistline, you’ll love it … and it’s got vegetables in it! It’s like a dietitian’s dream.

Step 1: Gather your ingredients and preheat the oven.

Step 2: Chop the artichoke hearts.

Step 3: Chop the green onion and the garlic. The picture of chopping garlic was not attractive, so just trust me that I chopped the garlic.

Step 4: Start combining all your ingredients. I was pretty lazy and wanted to make this a one-dish wonder, so I sprayed the casserole dish I intended to bake in and did my mixing there, throwing in the veggies, and then the cheese and thawed spinach.

Step 5: I added the yogurt. Then I proceeded to carefully stir.

Step 6: Bake the dip in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Once again I used my best friend, the toaster oven.

Step 7: Enjoy! I had to dish out a little of the dip for my expert tasters (husband and daughter) to experience before book club. And yes, I am the boring mom who served it with fresh, crisp veggies … which ended up being good! Suggested dippers offered by my tasters were toasted French bread, crackers or pita chips. All of which would also be delicious.

Caroline Sullivan, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

The Fit Foodie

I am a sports dietitian and mom. My family loves being outside, being active and eating good food. My goal is to teach others that healthy can be easy.

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