Let Me Give Ya The Skinny

I love all the different colors I packed up with me for lunch and snacks today. For some reason, I always feel like a meal is that much more enjoyable when there’s more colors on my plate. Anyone else with me on that one?


The main star of today’s lunch includes some leftovers from last night’s dinner. I paired the other half of my chicken along with the rest of the sautéed zucchini and some romaine to make for a little grilled chicken salad.


Since the salad isn’t huge, I also packed up a lemon Chobani, a delicious Cortland apple (they are SO good right now!) and some carrots and spinach artichoke dip.


Last week, I briefly mentioned this snazzy little Greek yogurt dip to you all and even had a couple of you ask me about it specifically. Some of you have seen it in the grocery store and are wondering whether or not it’s worth a buy. Well, let me give ya the skinny on this stuff.


First of all, I was offered an opportunity a few weeks ago through Clever Girls Collective to sample one of the Marzetti Otria® Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips. As always, I’m going to be totally honest with you all with my review so don’t you worry one bit about that.

There are currently five different flavors of the veggie dips, including Garden Herb Ranch, Cucumber Dill Feta, Chipotle Cheese, Salsa Cilantro, and Spinach Artichoke. After checking out all five, I decided to give the Spinach Artichoke a shot. What’s funny is that it wasn’t until after I bought it that I realized that I had actually already tried this same exact one. Whoops…so much for variety!


Nutrition-wise, there’s nothing jaw dropping; it’s pretty similar in fat and calorie content to my usual hommus that I enjoy with veggies, and the ingredient list is so-so – I’ve seen better and I’ve seen worse. Much worse.

marzetti otria greek yogurt veggie dip

Flavor-wise, I love this stuff. To be totally honest with you, I’m not always a huge fan of Greek yogurt dips. While I love Greek yogurt as-is, sometimes once it gets into “dip” form, the tanginess of the yogurt tends to turn me off.

However, this particular variety has a enough flavor from the spinach and artichokes to give it more of the creamy flavor that you would expect from a regular dip. It’s fairly creamy and actually reminds me a bit of  the consistency you would get from a dip made with low-fat or fat-free sour cream, so if that’s not your thing then this dip may not be for you. Hopefully that makes sense?


While I can’t speak for all of the flavors, since this is the only one that I’ve tried, I can definitely tell you that I have been enjoying this stuff with my carrot and celery sticks like it’s nobody’s business. Jay has even been enjoying it occasionally too, so we both decided to give it two thumbs up! (Or four, I suppose, depending on how you look at it…)


This evening after work, I have a fun night planned, including some delicious-sounding food, dessert, and some face time with two very special ladies. I’ll be sure to fill ya’ll in later!

Questions for the Afternoon:

Do you like your veggies “naked” or dipped in something? What’s your favorite dipper?

Disclaimer: I was one of the bloggers selected by T. Marzetti Company and Clever Girls Collective to host a Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip review. They provided me with product to test and compensation for my time. However, my opinions are entirely my own.


  1. says

    I totally feel like my meal is way more exciting (and healthier!) when I have a variety of colors. As for veggies, I like them enough that I don’t *need* dip, but I will eat more if there’s hummus involved. :)
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  2. says

    That dip looks and sounds fantastic! I haven’t seen in that the supermarkets near me yet. I am going to have to look for it. I love dipping veggies in hummus or a sour-cream based dip. I like the tang that the sour cream gives the dip especially a veggie dip :) Have fun tonight!
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  3. says

    I like to dip them. My favorite dippers are tzasiki and roasted red pepper hummus. I also like a package of onion soup mix’s with sour cream since I grew up having this dip at special occasions.

  4. Shaina Reynolds says

    I’ve had the Chipotle Cheese and LOVED it! But have yet to find it in any grocery store near me. :-( I am not much of a spinach and artichoke fan so I may not go for that dip. I like to make my own homemade dips with plain chobani as the base!

  5. says

    I am SUCH a dipper! My absolute favorite dip is my homemade guac, but I also really love my roasted red pepper hummus, too. TJs salsa is incredibly good too. I’ll dip my stuff into just about anything (TWSS). :)

  6. Carissa @fit2flex says

    I am for sure a raw veggie nibbler. That’s how my mom gave them to me as a kid so I love the that way, especially peppersm I do use dips at parties to avoid snacking on other, unhealthy items.
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  7. says

    I had never seen this dip until you last posted about it, and right after that I saw it at the grocery store. I picked up the ranch flavor and loved it! I typically eat my veggies “naked” but I like to jazz it up once in awhile. I usually go the hummus route so this was a nice change of pace!
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