By DailyHealthPost

Enjoy Artichoke Season with These Recipes


Artichokes are, perhaps surprisingly, very high in antioxidants, and also contain plenty of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Most readily available in the spring and early summer, artichokes are a great way to bring a touch of class to any dish. Check out these five healthy recipes for ideas!

1. Light Spinach and Artichoke Dip

spinach-artichoke-dip-recipe-2013-07-18A party favorite, spinach and artichoke dip tends to be a little excessive in the fat and calories department. This variation, however, is created to provide maximum flavor without that heavy feel.

Greek yogurt and reduced fat cream cheese provide the creaminess (along with a touch of mozzarella and parmesan), while garlic and crushed red pepper add flavor. You can cook it in the oven or in a slow cooker, and serve it with pita chips or raw veggies. Find the full recipe here.

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