Recipe: Low-Fat Creamy Italian Dip

A low-sugar, low-fat dip perfect for summer

Italian dip recipe with tomatoes

Enjoy this creamy and savory dip with fresh veggies instead of chips. Low in fat and sugar, it’s a great choice for those with diabetes — or anyone who loves a healthy summertime snack.


Makes 6 servings (serving size 2 to 3 tablespoons)

½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese
2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons plain nonfat yogurt
8 sun-dried tomatoes, softened and chopped
½ teaspoon dried basil
Salt and pepper to taste


In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients and process until smooth.
Serve with raw vegetables or whole-grain breadsticks.

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Nutritional information

Makes 6 servings (serving size 2 to 3 tablespoons)

Calories: 56
Calories from fat: 30
Total fat: 3 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 11 mg
Sodium: 186 mg
Carbohydrate: 4 g
Dietary fiber: 1 g
Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 4 g

From You Can Eat That! Awesome Foods for Kids with Diabetes by Robyn Webb

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