'Tis the season for festive events that focus on food! That's right from now until January 1st most of us will find ourselves surrounded not only by our loved ones but also by lots of delicious dishes. But all this food does not have to spoil your healthy eating goals. Holiday party foods can be delicious and still good for you.
A great addition to any holiday table is a tasty dip or spread. This White Bean & Artichoke Spread is not only tasty but also healthy, filling and incredibly easy to make. It's perfect if you are entertaining a crowd and trying to watch your waste line. Serve it with small toasted rounds or your favorite cracker.
White Bean & Artichoke Spread
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 spring fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 cans cannellini or other white beans, rinsed
1 can artichoke hearts, rinsed
crushed red pepper
Place all ingredients in the bowl of a small food processor and puree until smooth. Season with salt and crushed red pepper to taste. Serve with your favorite crackers or small toasted bread rounds.