White Bean, Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Hot on the heels of the winter holidays comes the Super Bowl, one of the year's most exciting sporting events—according to all the boys in my house. They see it as a day to lounge in front of the TV with their friends, devouring lots of ‘manly food' like chicken wings, pizza, and root beer.
We usually end up at a party of some sort, and if we don't, we have people over to our house instead. While I'm happy to indulge in their decadent dinner choices for a special treat, I do have to add a healthy twist to the meal and I usually do so via my spinach and artichoke dip. Usually loaded with a variety of fat-laden cheeses, this popular dip gets a game-day makeover in my kitchen when made with beans, frozen spinach, artichokes, and lighter cheese options. It's still flavourful, filling (thanks to all that fiber), and hits the spot, and no one seems to notice that it's a little healthier than the version they are used to eating.
This dip can also be made days in advance, even weeks if desired, as it holds up in the freezer perfectly and can be baked just before serving. If you aren't feeding a crowd, divide the dip into two and freeze one portion for another night.