First, the weiner dog races. Yes, they do exist. And these annual weiner dog races have only grown in popularity in Bella Vista, AR each and every year. Since Wade was visiting for the weekend, we decided to get out on Saturday and take a short drive to a local festival. This was my first year actually attending the races when they were held at the Bella Vista Hay Days Festival. Wade and I decided to go see what all the fuss was about with these famous weiner dog races and we met up with a couple of new friends to enjoy the show.
And HERE is where you'll find the recipe I used for reference in making the bourbon BBQ sauce. I went with a Jack Daniel's Tennesee Honey Whiskey Bourbon. It's delicious, but I managed to not take a shot of it while cooking. Points for Kaylin.
I did change up the BBQ sauce recipe a bit from this one found on Allrecipes based off of what we had in the kitchen and my own creativity. Either way, this recipe will get you similar results of awesome sauce.
Skinny Spinach Dip
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1 tsp. oil
10 oz. frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed of water
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3/4 cup full fat plain greek yogurt
3/4 cup 2% fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast (optional)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
Start by sauteing chopped onion in 1 tsp. oil in pan over medium heat. While onion is cooking, combine garlic cloves, cottage cheese, and greek yogurt in food processor and process until smooth.
Thaw spinach and squeeze of excess water. I did this by placing spinach in 2 layers of paper towels and squeezing water out of spinach over a bowl.
Once onions are translucent in color and tender, add the cinnamon, pepper, salt, and spinach to pan and mix well.
Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and nutritional yeast on top. Bake in 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Serve right away with veggies, chips, or crackers for dipping.
Healthy Recipe Tidbits
- The cottage cheese and greek yogurt add a whopping 35g of protein to the entire dip recipe.
- By using cottage cheese and greek yogurt in substitution of cream cheese, you greatly reduce the amount of saturated fat in this spinach dip.
- Nutritional yeast is one of the few plant-based foods to find folic acid and vitamin b-12. This is why nutritional yeast is a major player in the nutritional wellbeing of vegans and vegetarians.
- Nutritional yeast is also known for being high in fiber, protein, and is a gluten-free food.
What's your favorite type of dip?