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Game Day Spinach Artichoke Dip with Crockpot Option

spinach artichoke dip in a bowl on a wooden table with a tortilla chip in it

Happy Weekend to you all! Today I am going to share with you one of my favorite dips of all time. I have perfected what I believe to be the very best Spinach Artichoke Dip. Lucky for you I am going to share the recipe just in time for Superbowl Sunday. This oey goey game day spinach artichoke dip is a must-have for this Superbowl Sunday. The best part is you can even make it in your crockpot!

Check out my recipe for Nacho style Kale Chips

a wooden bowl with kale chips and a sign saying oh kale yes
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Ingredients for the Game Day Spinach Artichoke Dip

  • 1/2 cup full fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 block cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • one 14 oz can of artichoke hearts drained
  • one 10 oz package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 tsp kosher or sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • a dash of red pepper flakes
  • Tortilla chips or veggies for dipping

Directions for the Game Day Spinach Artichoke Dip

  1.  Start by thawing and draining your spinach.
  2. Next drain and chop the artichokes if you desire a smoother consistency.
  3. Make sure your cream cheese is softened.
  4. Combine all of the above ingredients in a large bowl and mix until it’s all fully incorporated.
  5. Pour the ingridents into a ceramic or glass dish or you can even place in the crockpot.
  6. Cook covered for 30 minutes remove foil and cook for another 5 minutes or longer until the cheese is browned to your liking.
  7. If you are making this recipe in a crockpot place it on low for 4 hours and stir occasionally or high for around and hour or two.  You can then place on keep warm.  This is a super easy way to bring this dish to a friend’s home for the game.
  8. I like to serve my dip with organic corn tortilla chips or if you are watching your carbohydrates vegetables or pork rids work well. 
  9. I also love this dip on a chicken breast, pork chop or a burger.

Check out this amazing tzatziki sauce to put on your burgers this weekend

https://whatsupwingo.com/2019/08/30/the-very-best-tzatziki-sauce/

Enjoy!

I hope you all enjoy this recipe as it is by far my favorite. Today we decided to take a hike and I was able to bring along one of my favorite Christmas gifts the life straw. This little straw is pretty neat as it can filter up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water. Although you can definitely use this to drink out of streams and lakes etc. I have it as a backup if for some reason we ever got lost or didn’t have access to clean water. This is definitely a super cool device. Be sure to check it out if you are into outdoor activities.

We live in Tennessee and were close to getting to the super bowl for this year. However, we lost to Kansas City. I remember years back in 2000 my dad made a bet with me and my brother that if the Titans went to the Superbowl he would buy us a big-screen TV. This Big screen was HUGE and let me tell you it worked for years and was just recently replaced! It’s hard to believe that was twenty years ago!! During tomorrow’s Superbowl we will be hanging out at home eating our Dip!! Let me know if you make this dip, and if you like it!

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Dairy Free “Nacho Cheese” Kale Chips

wooden tray with a letter board stating oh kale yes a dish towel with a wooden bowl that is filled with kale chips

Oh Kale Yes!

I can feel fall just around the corner. Football has started and I have you covered with the perfect crunchy snack. It just so happens to be super tasty and is packed full of nutrients. These dairy free “Nacho Cheese” kale chips are a must-try. I love that you get the same cheesy goodness without adding dairy. These can be stored in a zip lock bag for a few days, that is if they make it that long :).

Oh Kale How I Love you

Let us start off by talking about why you need to make these dairy free “Nacho Cheese” kale chips. Kale is an inexpensive and sturdy green that contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals. It is a member of the Cruciferous family, think broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. Kale is loaded with vitamin K which plays a vital role in our blood clotting. In addition to vitamin k, it also has vitamin c, beta carotene, b vitamins, minerals, and is loaded with antioxidants.

Antioxidants are known to reduce oxidative stress and lower our incidence of disease and cancer. Kale has many properties that make it a cancer-fighting food. Cruciferous vegetables contain a substance called Sulforaphane. This is what gives cabbage, and broccoli their sulfur-like smell. We all know what it’s like to come into a room where broccoli has been cooked. These compounds may stink by that is what makes them such powerful foods.

Dairy free “Nacho Cheese” Kale Chips

Alright, enough about why you should be eating Kale lets get into the recipe. I recommend using fresh Kale as this makes the chips less bitter. The number one key to getting super-crispy kale is to make sure it is bone dry before applying the seasonings and cooking in the oven. Otherwise, feel free to add more or less of any ingredient and if you prefer you can just use oil, salt and pepper.

It’s still hot out here so if you haven’t already be sure to check out my post on building the perfect smoothie.

Hand holding blender full of frozen mango, banana, spinach, berries, avocado, and almond milk.

Diary free “Nacho Cheese” Kale Chips

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of Kale preferably organic
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoons of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flake
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

If you are looking for more information about feeding your toddler check out my blog post here. I include a link to these adorable pouches that are definitely a must for toddlers’ smoothies.

Directions:

Start by preheating your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. You want your oven set to a super low setting as this will allow the kale to crisp up without burning. Take your Kale and remove the large stem and break the kale into smaller more bite size pieces.

After doing this you want to wash your kale thoroughly and spin to dry. I wash my kale three times and spin three times to ensure that it is cleaned well and extra dry. After doing this I lay my kale out on a cutting board in single layers on paper towels. I gently press the kale to remove the remaining water and let it sit with the paper towels on it for about 5 minutes or so while I measure out my spices.

Once my ingredients are all measured out I place my dried kale in a big bowl. I add the oil to the bowl and massage the oil into the kale with my hands. Taking special care to make sure every leaf is coated evenly.

After the leaves are evenly coated I add in my seasonings. As I mentioned, in order to make these chips cheesy without dairy I use a seasoning called nutritional yeast. You can find this at most grocery stores in the health food section but I ordered mine online and got it for much cheaper. Here is the product I used here. Remember you can always leave this out if you desire but it will not have the same cheesy flavor.

After adding the seasoning I massage the leaves again making sure each leaf is coated evenly. After doing this I place the leaves on a parchment-lined cookie sheet making sure they are in a single layer. You may need to use multiple cookie sheets in order to have room for all your kale. You are going to cook the Kale in 10 minute increments for 30 to 40 minutes or until your kale is crunchy but not burned.

Whats up Wingo

We made some gluten free playdough this week and it was a big hit. I highly suggest this recipe from Rebecca of Strength and Sunshine for those who are needing to keep a gluten free home. Because we all know playdough gets EVERYWHERE.

a small kids table with a children's hand holding green play dough

I hope to get some fall decorations out this weekend and get my oils transferred over into my new awesome shelf, I can’t wait to show you all the finished product. Please stay tuned because I have some awesome things coming up in the blog. Here is a little sneak peak a fall fashion post, some awesome recipes, and my eating philosophy. Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you won’t miss out on any of the fun! What are y’all up to this weekend? Leave a comment on your plans below.

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