For me, part of being healthy is being balanced. For every slice of pie, there has to be a balance, whether that is a date with the treadmill or cutting out snacks for a few days after. When the balance is off is when we find ourselves avoiding mirrors and reaching for a baggy sweater. It’s a feeling I know all too well, especially with the weather getting warmer and those pasty legs getting ready to see the sunlight again!
I feel like I’m still in a pretty good place fitness-wise after starting The Dailey Method and I don’t want to undo all my hard work!
Snacking without the guilt
This healthy spinach dip endive appetizer will make you feel good about splurging on a cupcake. No cheesy-buttery spinach dip here. This healthy version has my favorite healthy protein, Greek yogurt, which lends a nice tanginess and lightness. Instead of crackers, the endive delivers a crisp crunch. Absolutely delicious and guilt free! Plus, you can make the dip ahead so you can have one less thing to prepare the day of your event.
I want to give a shout to my girl and travel partner, Holly, who is responsible for the lovely photos for this recipe. Blogging is so much more fun when it’s a team effort, especially when the other half of your team is so talented!
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Healthy Spinach Dip Endive Appetizers
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 20
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Food Processor
- Cuisine: American
- 1 T. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 of a 10 oz. package frozen baby spinach
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 1/2 cups plain 2% fat Greek yogurt
- Kosher salt to taste
- 20 Endives
- 1/4 c. breadcrumbs or crushed croutons
- Combine the oil, spinach, garlic, yogurt, and salt in a food processor and process until evenly mixed.
- Make your life really easy by using a piping bag or strong ziplock bag with a ~3cm hole cut in it to pipe the dip onto the endive boats. Or you can use two spoons to place a dollop onto each endive.
- Place the endive appetizers on a serving tray. If you are having trouble getting them to sit upright as I did, you can use a dab of leftover dip to “glue” them to the tray. Chill at least an hour before serving. Top each dollop with a pinch of breadcrumbs before serving.
- Note: the healthy spinach dip can be made ahead to cut down on prep time on party day!
All photos by the lovely and talented Holly Mathews!