February 20, 2024

Recipe: Low-Fat Creamy Italian Dip

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

low-fat creamy Italian dip in bowl, with assorted veggies around

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


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  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons plain nonfat yogurt
  • 8 sun-dried tomatoes, softened and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


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

Ingredient health benefits

Nutrition information (per serving)

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

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


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