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Skinny Hot Crawfish Dip

February 24, 2015 | Healthy Cajun Recipes
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Skinny Hot Crawfish DipThis low-carb, protein-rich version of hot crawfish dip is sure to please your entire crowd with only 6 ingredients! Be sure to serve with high-fiber crackers (Fiber Gourmet or Kashi Pita Crisp) for additional health benefits.

Snow, snow, and more snow! The last 3 days in the Skinny Louisiana office have been filled with snow, ice, and sleet. While I want to stay under the blankets, my fun almost 4-year old wants to run out and play in it!

Well, I prefer she watch Frozen and not play in the snow while we munch on my fabulous Skinny Hot Crawfish Dip. This dip combines cool cream with a bit of spice and of course Louisiana crawfish – all of what Skinny Louisiana embraces!

Traditional ingredients in a hot dip:

  • 1/2 cup butter – increases calories and saturated fat
  • Cream cheese – increases calories
  • Crackers – high in carbs, no fiber

How did we ‘skinny’ this dip?

  • Decreased butter to 2 tablespoons – decreases calories and saturated fat
  • Use of 1/3 fat cream cheese – decreases calories
  • Added spinach – increases vitamin A
  • Use of Fiber Gourmet Crackers or Kashi Pita Crisp – increase fiber

Remember, we love our fiber! Any way we can add fiber to a recipe – we are keeping ourselves FULL! (hello weight loss!)

This skinny hot crawfish dip is sure to please your entire crowd and is lent friendly. Serve for your entire family, for a girls night in, or for a great tailgating party.

DSC_0609Skinny Hot Crawfish Dip

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
1 bell pepper OR yellow pepper, diced
2 cups of spinach (can use fresh or frozen)
1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
1 block of 1/3 fat cream cheese
1 pound of frozen cooked crawfish, thawed and drained
Fiber Gourmet crackers OR Kashi Pita Crisp

Directions:

  1. In a sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Add spinach and seasoning. Cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the crawfish and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low and stir in cream cheese.
  5. Stir until cream cheese melts.
  6. Serve with high fiber crackers.

NOTE: The nutrition breakdown does NOT include the Fiber Gourmet or Kashi Crackers.

Skinny Hot Crawfish Dip

Skinny Hot Crawfish Dip Recipe

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This low-carb, protein-rich version of hot crawfish dip is sure to please your entire crowd with only 6 ingredients! Be sure to serve with high-fiber crackers (Fiber Gourmet or Kashi Pita Crisp) for additional health benefits.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bell pepper OR yellow pepper, diced
  • 2 cups of spinach (can use fresh or frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
  • 1 block of ⅓ fat cream cheese
  • 1 pound of frozen cooked crawfish, thawed and drained
  • Fiber Gourmet crackers OR Kashi Pita Crisp
Preparation
  1. In a sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Add spinach and seasoning. Cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the crawfish and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low and stir in cream cheese.
  5. Stir until cream cheese melts.

 

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