Heading out for the Big Game? Add a classic dish with a healthful twist to your host’s spread with this super simple and utterly delicious Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip by Ellie Krieger. Full of savory flavor and the decadent texture you know and love, this low fat version is packed with pregnancy-loving folate – thanks to you, spinach – and smart dairy swaps for a Big Game snack that is sure to please.
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Instructions from Cookingchanneltv.com:
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 (9-ounce) package artichoke hearts, defrosted, rinsed and dried
- 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted, excess liquid squeezed out.
- 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup (4 ounces) Neufchatel cheese (reduced-fat cream cheese)
- 2 ounces (about 1/2 cup) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- Pita wedges or crudites, for serving
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until onions are light golden but not browned. Remove from heat and cool.
In the bowl of a food processor combine artichoke hearts, spinach, sour cream, mayonnaise, Neufchatel, mozzarella and salt and pepper. Process until smooth. Add cooled onion-garlic mixture to the food processor and pulse a few times to combine.
Transfer mixture into an 8-inch glass square baking dish or 9-inch glass pie plate which has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with pita wedges or crudites.
Posted by destinationmaternity on January 23, 2014
We don’t know about you, but for us the work week is essentially a vehicle to a beautifully lazy Sunday – catching up on reading, indulging in breakfast in bed and no makeup necessary. Make your off-duty day that much better with a luxe touch of Jessica Simpson Maternity. The fashionable mom’s stylishly chic line of sleepwear and intimates are perfect for a relaxing day at home – and even better right now at 30% off! So come on, kick off those slippers and put your feet up for some much-deserved R&R.
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Posted by destinationmaternity on September 8, 2013
One word every expectant (or new) mom wants to hear is, easy! And when it comes to hair, this is as true as ever. Take a look at these sophisticated yet simple-to-do hairstyles that will have you out the door in no time.
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The easiest style of all, the ponytail is always a go-to! Tie up your tresses with a simple band that matches your hair color. Leave it at that, or add some volume by curling the strands of your pony for a night out or special event.
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Buns are back and here to stay! To achieve this gorg style, put your hair into a low ponytail and secure with a band. Starting from the nape of your neck, twist your pony down to the ends; keeping the twist intact, wrap it around the hairband in a circular motion until you have formed your bun. Secure the bun with bobby pins to keep it steady.
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One of the simplest ways to add some instant style a braid or two! Leaving your hair down, braid a one-inch section of your hair on either side of your part; pull each braid back so they meet in the center of the back of your head. Finally, secure the ends with bobby pins for a look that’s boho-beautiful.
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When in doubt, try some texture! Many hair care brands carry texturizing sprays that help to create those beachy waves that celebrities wear so well. To glow like Kate, while your hair is damp, apply a liberal amount of spray from root to tip, and then flip your hair over. Using your fingers and a diffuser hairdryer attachment, gently blow-dry your hair. When dry, flip your hair right side up and instant waves will be upon you!
Posted by destinationmaternity on August 20, 2013