Spinach Dip

My recipes are grain free, refined sugar free, and many are dairy free. The future is looking bright. When I first started this dietary journey I felt disappointed, deprived, and slightly depressed. I was not looking forward to what I would eat I started to dread mealtime. Then I refocused my energy and started to research like there was no tomorrow. Research meant trial and error recipe writing until I felt comfortable. Writing recipes was nothing new to me but writing grain free, refined sugar free and trying to limit my dairy. Originally I was allowed no dairy at all. Now I limit it and only have dairy once in a while. Of course the above is a simplified version of what my diet consists of. Why has my diet changed so drastically? It is due to my autoimmune illnesses and my desire to improve my health. I am under the care of a Western Medical doctor and a Functional doctor. My functional doctor also has me on several supplements. Has my health improved? Yes and drastically. Before I had no energy and only wanted to sleep. I do have returned energy but it is still not 100%.

The holiday season is a time to reach out to our neighbors, friends, and those who are less fortunate than ourselves. This is the time of year that people all over the world help each other. The weather is cold, dark and wet and those who are less fortunate are often homeless. I hope that I can encourage those who read my blog to go out and commit random acts of kindness. The best RAK’s are anonymous. There is far more good in the world than bad. Perhaps we can all try to improve this world where ever we are.

Holiday season is upon us and that means there will be holiday parties and maybe even potlucks where you will have to bring something to share. Last year I stayed away from any holiday party or party invites as I didn’t want to be tempted and eat something that I was not supposed to eat. This also led to feelings of exclusion and isolation. But this year I am in the game. Because I have created recipes that I could make and bring with me. What are some of the things that you could bring to a Potluck or holiday party? You could bring this dip or French Onion Dip, and vegetables, Dubliner crackers, Sage and Thyme Grain Free Crackers, Garlic Crackers. You could also bring cookies or a dessert such as Norsk Crumb Cookies, Apricot Cookies, Mazicroon Cookies, Chocolate Mousse, Swedish Cinnamon Cake just to name of few ideas.

My absolute favorite dip would have to be spinach dip. My spinach dip has tons of spinach. Homemade mayonnaise and Nevada Sauce really makes this dip. I purchased a container of dried vegetables for soup but you could also dehydrate your own vegetables. Eat this spinach dip with crackers or with LaRena’s Crusty European Style Bread.

 

1 1/2 cup sour cream or homemade coconut sour cream

3/4 cup homemade mayonnaise

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8  cups dried vegetables for soup

1 teaspoon coconut aminos

2 teaspoons Nevada Sauce

16 oz. frozen or fresh chopped spinach

1/2 cup chopped scallions or green onions

 

Combine the sour cream and mayo. Add all the spices and seasonings: paprika, black pepper, onion powder, salt, garlic powder, dried vegetables, coconut aminos, Nevada Sauce until thoroughly combined. Add in spinach. Reserve 1/8 cup of green onions to decorate the top of the dip. Stir in the rest of the green onions until thoroughly combined. Decorate with the reserved green onions.

 

Nutrition Facts
Servings 36.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 36
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3 g 5 %
Saturated Fat 2 g 8 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 4 mg 1 %
Sodium 60 mg 3 %
Potassium 53 mg 2 %
Total Carbohydrate 1 g 0 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 1 %
Sugars 0 g
Protein 0 g 1 %
Vitamin A 6 %
Vitamin C 2 %
Calcium 3 %
Iron 0 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. foodzesty says:

    Ohhhh I like this 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words. It is super yummy. Let me know if you try it. Have a wonderful day/night!

      1. foodzesty says:

        You are very welcome 🙂

  2. simplywendi says:

    love amazing!

  3. simplywendi says:

    sorry…….meant LOOKS amazing!

    1. Thanks so much for the kinds words. Let me know if you try it. Have an awesome day/night!

      1. simplywendi says:

        my pleasure. i will! I LOVE spinach dip!

      2. Me too, I love spinach dip. Thanks.

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