Spotlight Recipe: Steamed Artichokes with Almond Saffron Dip

We love our artichokes here at Healthy Eats, but we know they can be a pain to prep. Use your extra time this weekend to try this steamed artichoke dish. Serve them as a side, appetizer or just a fresher snack in place of chips and dip.

We love our artichokes here at Healthy Eats (have you seen our splashy banner above?), but we know they can be a pain to prep. Use your extra time this weekend to try this steamed artichoke dish. Serve them as a side, appetizer or in place of chips and dip. Believe us, you won't get fiber, vitamin C, folate, vitamin K and magnesium from any packaged snacks.

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