I hope all of you are dressed up in your Halloween finest and ready to celebrate a fun (healthy?) Halloween! We have yet to decide our costumes, but luckily we have plenty to choose from – including some for the pups (insert witch cackle here). And they are patiently waiting and preparing for all the trick-or-treaters 🙂
And since most likely there will be some candy, treats, and trick-or-treating in your future, I decided to share with you a healthy Halloween treat that you can make this evening and snack on while you hand out the goodies.
And, with all the garlic and onions, it sure to keep the vampires and ghouls away!
Healthy Spinach and Artichoke Dip:
1 can white beans
1 can artichoke hearts, chopped
1 lb spinach, sliced
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
3 large garlic cloves
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/8 cup water
1/2 lemon, juice
1/2-1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp olive oil
Soak raw cashews in the water for at least 10 minutes. While soaking, add olive oil to a pan and heat on medium-high. add onions and garlic and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring so they do not burn. Add in chopped spinach. Mix together and let spinach wilt for about 1 minute. Add in artichoke hearts, sesame seeds, and garlic powder. Cook for an additional 2 minutes and set aside on low heat/simmer. Heat beans in a pot until just slightly warm.
Blend cashews (with water) and lemon juice until smooth. Add in your beans. Blend until smooth again. add in your spinach mixture – depending on your blender size, you may have to add it in one half at a time. Add nutritional yeast and blend until mixed and almost smooth.
Serve with veggies, crackers, or healthy chips for a fun, festive Halloween dip!
What are your favorite Halloween treats?
Look for Part 2 of the Vanilla Cupcakes coming at you tomorrow!
Peace and Love,