How Many Calories in Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip is one of those staple foods that makes an appearance at every party, at least in the circles I run in. And why not? It's easy to make, and even easier to pick up from your grocer's deli section when you're in a hurry. Plus? Everyone loves it, and since it has the word 'spinach' in the title, it can almost pass as something that's healthy for you.

But it is really healthy? When the main ingredients besides spinach are sour cream and mayonnaise, I'm guessing the answer is 'no' but hey -- you never know.

What do you think?

How many calories are in a serving of Spinach Dip?

1. 140 cal
2. 320 cal
3. 440 cal
4. 560 cal

The answer is 140 calories. But, and this is a big but, a serving is only 2 tablespoons. That's not a whole lot -- it works out to about three or four bites, and that doesn't take into account the bread or crackers you use to dip. And that 140 calories has 15 g of fat (3.5 of it saturated) to go along with that. You know how we always tell you check the labels? This is why -- serving sizes can be deceiving.

So next time you're going to a party, save yourself some extra time and make your own low-fat spinach dip -- and don't forget to pair it with some whole grain bread.

Spinach Dip Recipe

This recipe serves: 6
Preparation time: 10 minutes

  • 1 lb. frozen spinach, thawed
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 8 oz. mayonnaise
  • 1 bag of vegetable soup mix 
Preparation Instructions
1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
2. Refrigerate to chill before serving.
3. Serve with your favorite chips. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:
  • Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
  • Calories 200
  • Protein 2 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 5 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1 g
  • Sodium 440 mg
  • Total Fat 19 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Percent Calories from Fat 85%
  • Percent Calories from Protein 5%
  • Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 10%
Make it Healthier: Substitute the sour cream with fat-free sour cream and non-fat plain yogurt for mayonnaise. Also, scoop the dip with raw vegetables or baked chips.

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