Dips are always a hit, whether creamy, chunky, cheesy or sweet. (And sometimes it’s hard to pick!) Here are seven distinctly different dip recipes. But they’re all delicious and healthy. Serve them with crackers, veggies, pretzel or pita chips.
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- Quick, Heart-Healthy Guacamole
This recipe includes cumin and serrano peppers for added flavor. Serve with low-fat tortilla chips, or try an arrangement of crudités. A great source of monounsaturated fat and potassium, this version beats the store-bought varieties any day!
- Low-Fat Creamy Italian Dip
Enjoy this creamy, savory dip with fresh veggies instead of chips. Cut the calories by using low-fat dairy. Then jazz up the flavor with sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and seasonings. It’s great for a family party or a healthy snack.
- Sweet Potato Hummus Dip
This sweet potato hummus is fat-free. Make it with roasted red peppers, garlic, cumin and cayenne pepper for great flavor without adding calories. Even kids love it! You can serve with whole-wheat pita chips or use as a sandwich spread.
- 8 Layer Mexican Fiesta Dip
This eight-layer Mexican fiesta dip is healthy, big on ingredients and flavor and so easy to make. Scoop it up with baked tortilla chips or layer it onto a whole-grain tortilla or wrap.
- Zesty Bean Salsa
Scoop up this refreshing, colorful salsa with your favorite whole-grain chips. The legumes add protein and fiber, and our low-calorie recipe is packed with vitamins and minerals too!
- Creamy Low-Fat Cucumber Yogurt Dip
This refreshing dip makes a great summer picnic side dish or appetizer. With cucumbers and yogurt, it’s a cool treat that’s good for your stomach too. You can double or triple the recipe to accommodate more people.
- Yogurt Honey Dip With Fruit Kabobs
This simple, sweet and healthy treat is delicious and good for you too. Probiotics in the yogurt introduce beneficial bacteria to the gastrointestinal tract and can help support your digestion and immune health.