Having a Labor Day BBQ? Or, going to one? This is a healthy, delicious appetizer everyone will love.
Party-Perfect Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Combine 1-10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach (drained), 1 can chopped and drained artichoke hearts, 4 oz. fat-free cream cheese, 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, Â½ cup fat free yogurt, Â¼ cup skim milk, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes and serve with cruditÃ©s and baked whole-grain pita chips.
Body-Conscious Cocktail Recipes and Tips
You can also do virgin versions of any of these. Leave out the alcohol, obviously.
Guiltless Margarita: Blend diet lemon-lime soda such as Sprite Zero with tequila, Crystal Light lemonade flavor, lime juice, and crushed ice. Serve with a lime wedge and a touch of salt on the glass rim if desired.
Chocolate Mudslide: Blend cocoa powder, skim milk, sugar-free chocolate syrup, sweetener, vodka, and crushed ice. Top with a dollop of light whipped topping and a shake of cocoa powder.
Mojito: Crush mint leaves and lime zest , and add lemon-lime soda and rum. Serve over ice with a lime wedge.
Flavored Vodka and zero-calorie mixer pairings:
-Cherry vodka + diet coke/pepsi/coke zero
-blueberry vodka + unsweetened iced tea
-Crystal Light (any flavor) + unflavored vodka
-New Crystal Light alcohol mixers–check amazon.com to order (Flavors include mojito, margarita, and others)
Beers 100-calories or less: Bud Light Lime (delicious), Michelob Ultra, Miller Light, Coors Light, Bud Light, Bud Light Select (55 cal); MGD 64 (64 cal)
Wine (red or white) or Wine Spritzers: combine white wines with club soda and a splash of fruit juice.