With St. Patricks Day just around the corner, I figured that it was time to share a deliciously GREEN recipe with you all! Low calorie AND low carb of course, because I mean....is there any better way?
These Low Carb Spinach Artichoke Dip Cups are sure to be a crowd pleaser - even for the ones not monitoring those cals and carbs 😉
During my weekly Kroger run, I came across these tortilla wraps and just had to see what they're all about. After reading the package and seeing that each wrap only contains 50 calories and 5 g net carbs, I just couldn't pass up that offer!
Immediately, my mind starting firing off with ideas on how to incorporate these low carb goodies in just about EVERYTHING.
To begin making these Low Carb Spinach Artichoke Dip Cups, I used a round glass to cut out rounds of the tortilla. I was able to get 4 rounds from one tortilla, each around 3 inches in diameter.
I then lined a mini cupcake pan using the tortilla rounds to make little dip cups. 4 tortillas were used to make 16 cups.
Because the entire tortilla wasn't actually used to make the cups (scraps were leftover after 4 rounds had been cut out from each tortilla), I did manual calculations to ensure the nutritional info was correct.
Yes guys, I. DID. MATH. That's what I call true love ♥
The package states that one wrap (45 g) contains 5 g net carbs and 50 calories. 4 rounds weigh 28 g which totals 0.8 g net carbs and 8 calories per tortilla round. BOOM!
I lightened up the spinach artichoke filling by using ⅓ reduced cream cheese. Keeping those cals low, ya know.
I also used fresh spinach, but this recipe works just as well with thawed, frozen spinach. Just be sure to drain it first! 🙂
Word of advice: If you plan on throwing a St Patrick's Day shindig, I recommend doubling (or even tripling) the recipe. Just trust me on this 😉
-Recipe & Nutrition Info Below-
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Serving Size 2 dip cups
Servings Per Container 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 302mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 4g 8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.