DILLED SPINACH DIP WITH GARLIC PITA CRISPS
Dilled Spinach Dip is every bit as rich-tasting and flavorful as any made with traditional ingredients, and it's fat free! This dip is made with easy to use and widely available products such as lite silken tofu, eggless mayonnaise, and nutritional yeast. These wholesome alternatives serve as very authentic substitutes for the usual, heart-heavy ingredients. Serve this savory dip with broccoli florettes, baby carrots, and Garlic Pita Crisps.(recipe follows)
Dilled Spinach Dip
Enlightened Dilled Spinach Dip
Garlic Pita Crisps
12 Whole Wheat Pitas (non-hydrogenated)
Preheat oven to 400°, Oil spray baking pan. Cut pita pockets into eighths and place on prepared pan. Lightly spray top side of pitas with oil, and sprinkle with granulated garlic. Bake 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Enlightened Pita Crisps
Ingredients of Note
Lite Silken Tofu A very low fat tofu with a silken smooth, creamy texture and custard like consistency. Widely available in aseptic packages in supermarkets and health food stores as Mori Nu Silken Tofu Lite.
Nutritional Yeast Delicious flakes that add a rich, cheese-like flavor, and creaminess and are very high in protein and B vitamins. Not to be confused with Brewers Yeast, which has a characteristically bitter taste. Available at health food stores and online at http://www.healthy-eating.com
Bragg Liquid Aminos -A mineral-rich liquid seasoning made from soybeans with 420 mg. of soy protein per 1/2 teaspoon and many essential amino acids. This tasty flavoring is used like soy sauce, Available in health food stores from Live Food Products.
Eggless mayonnaise -There are several, very authentic eggless mayonnaise choices available at health food stores. Vegenaise and Nayonnaise are wholesome eggless mayonnaise products that are much lower in fat and cholesterol free.
Tofu Hero - (or Tofu Helper) I developed this product line for Mori-Nu. These dehydrated blends can be used to turn a box of silken tofu into a meal in minutes or straight from the package as a flavoring ingredient in dips and fillings, much like onion soup mix. Available in 4 varieties at health food stores and supermarkets from Mori-Nu.
Olive Oil Cooking Spray - a cooking oil product used to grease baking and cooking pans. Widely available in supermarkets and health food stores, nationwide.
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