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9 Healthier Wine and Food Pairings

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Food and wine pairings have become quite the trend. Whether you’re at a restaurant, have company over, or enjoy unwinding after a long day, pairing your favorite wine with a snack or meal can enhance the flavor if you know what goes well with your vintage. There’s a definite balance that’s found in proper pairings–you want to complement the flavor of the food and wine without overwhelming either of them.

But a lot of popular wine and food pairings can send you to the gym for an extra session because they’re high in calories, fat, and sugar. So if you enjoy wine, try some of these healthier wine and food pairings. Rich in flavor and healthier than the standard cheese and chocolate, you’ll be satisfied with less damage to your diet…

1. Spinach Dip

When you think of dips, your first thought likely doesn’t scream healthy. But there are ways to make dips healthier without sacrificing the flavor or giving up a dip’s crowd-drawing abilities. To make the staple spinach dip a healthier food pairing, use plain Greek yogurt or low-fat cottage cheese as the base instead of sour cream. Even replacing half of the base with one of these lighter options will go a long way to making it lower in fat. Dry white wines go with creamy dips so pick up a bottle of your favorite and break out this healthier version of spinach dip.

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