You’ll be the ultimate host with this easy and delicious recipe, and you would never guess this tasty appetizer contains tofu. Soyfoods, including tofu, offer many health benefits and are a great boost to your everyday recipes.
Soyfoods contain important nutrients like potassium and magnesium, and are a great source of fiber and protein in your diet. They have been shown to help reduce levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol, which may contribute to a reduced risk for heart disease. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says 25 grams of soy protein per day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Also, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research, soy products may lower the risk of breast cancer and may be protective for cancer survivors. In addition to the delicious flavor soyfoods add to recipes, these health benefits are great reasons to include soy products in your food.
Give yourself an excuse to invite friends over by preparing this great recipe that will surely entice their taste buds. Learn how to incorporate heart-healthy foods into your diet in this blog post and find more great tofu recipe ideas at SoyConnection.com.
Soy and Spinach Artichoke Dip
- 1 Pound Silken Tofu Crumbled
- 1 Pound Cream Cheese Low Fat, Cubed
- 1 Cup Mayonnaise Low Fat
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Pepper
- 1 Pound Chopped Spinach Frozen, Thawed, Drained
- 1 Pound Artichoke Hearts Marinated, Drained, Coarsely Chopped
- 1/2 Cup Green Onion Chopped
- Red Pepper Roasted, for garnish
- Heat oven to 350 F. Beat tofu until smooth; mix in cream cheese, mayonnaise and pepper. Fold in spinach, artichokes and green onions. Divide mixture equally into twelve 4-oz. au gratin dishes. Sprinkle soy cheese on top, if desired. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until bubbly and browned on top.
6.6 g protein
5.7 g carbohydrates
1.4 g fat
3.9 mg cholesterol
254 mg sodium
1.5 g dietary fiber