We love this decadent holiday appetizer because it is a delicious low fat and higher protein skinny version of the original! The Greek yogurt and vegetables make this a perfect bariatric treat. And, it is a nice protein addition for your vegetable Crudités!
13.75 oz artichoke hearts packed in water, drained
10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed
1/4 cup chopped shallots
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
2/3 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
4 oz shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
Salt and fresh pepper to taste
Olive oil spray
*Preheat oven to 375°.
*In a small food processor, coarsely chop the artichoke hearts with the garlic and shallots.
*Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Place in an oven-proof dish and bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes, until hot and cheese is melted.
*Serve right away.
Note: This can be made one day in advance and stored in the refrigerator before baking.
Makes about 3 3/4 cups.
Servings: 15, Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Protein: 5.2 g
Carb: 3.4 g
Fat: 4.4 g