|It doesn't even look healthy|
When did this gloppy mess -- traditionally a concoction of cream cheese, frozen spinach, sour cream and God only knows what else -- become one of America's best-selling starters? It's on almost every restaurant menu in town (sometimes with artichokes, sometimes in a bread bowl), and although the addition of the spinach evokes a healthy appetizer, it's typically loaded with fat.
True, most starters at popular dining spots are fattening and plenty of them are deep-fried. But spinach dip is fattening and boring. And green!