Spinach Artichoke Cheese Ball


Cheese balls are a Christmas tradition in my husband’s family, one that I have grown to love over the years. I remember one year when we were first together that I forgot the cheese ball. You would have thought that I single-handedly ruined Christmas. Now I know to have at least one cheese ball made for Christmas day, and maybe a few other smaller ones waiting in the fridge, just in case we run out.

This year, I wanted to try and make a healthier cheese ball. Instead of waiting to the first of January to start my diet, I started a few weeks ago. I figured if I could somehow lose any weight during the holidays, it would give me enough confidence to really get going in the new year. And I also rationalized that if I failed, I could always just blame it on the holidays like I always do.


But, good news, I’ve almost lost 10 lbs, so I want to keep it going through this weekend and next week, so I’m already planning very healthy, low calorie versions of my favorite dishes. The first one, being the cheese ball. This cheese ball is made with fat free cream cheese, and loads of vegetables. Then instead of serving it with crackers, I’m going to serve it with fresh, crunchy vegetables.

To still get the delicious cracker flavor, I coated the outside of this cheese ball with WASA Crisp ‘n Light Wholesome Wheat Crackerbread pieces that were made into crumbs in the food processor. They have a wonderful flavor and aren’t full of fat and calories like some crackers.


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This recipe sponsored by Wasa. All opinions 100% mine. 

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