The new January
They say September is the new January, which may explain why back-to-school season brings with it a strong desire to get healthy, get in shape and generally, just get it together.
A common resolution we hear in the MN offices this time of year? A willingness to healthify the lunchbox and more specifically, folks want to build a healthy snack repertoire to finally kick the afternoon sugar cravings and other office temptations.
Does this resonate with you?If so and you find yourself constantly racking your brain and the internet for tasty and healthy snack options, then today’s recipe will be right up your alley.
High protein spinach and caramelized onion dip
This spinach dip, made sans mayo, is Greek yogurt based making it packed with protein, which is what you want in a snack for sustenance and steady blood sugar levels. Another bonus? Instead of the powdered packet that you’d expect from this classic, this version gets its flavour from real deal caramelized onions that won’t disappoint.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large vidalia onion, sliced (2 cups)
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup light cream cheese
- 1 pack (300g) frozen chopped spinach, cooked and drained
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a sauté pan over medium heat, heat the oil, add the onion and toss. Let cook 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes, until tender and caramelized. Tip: to avoid onions from drying out and sticking to the pan, add a few tablespoons of water an stir to loosen bits at the bottom of the pan.
- In a bowl, mix the cooked onions with the remaining ingredients. Season to taste.
- Serve with raw vegetables. Store in an airtight container up the 3 days.
Make a batch of this dip during your next meal prep Sunday to enjoy with raw veggies throughout the week, or serve it as an appetizer at your next family gathering or game night. Either way, when you do prepare this recipe, be sure to tag me using #motivenutrition so I can see what you’ve created.