10 Healthy Party Dips (Slideshow)
June 26, 2014
Don’t binge at your next party
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Coming in with the highest calorie content (only about 150 calories per serving), artichoke dip can be recreated with Greek yogurt or low-fat sour cream to cut calories and up protein content.
Caramelized Onion Dip
Fresh onions and low-fat mayonnaise help this dip remain under 100 calories. Sweet caramelized onions are combined with fresh herbs and spices, then baked to create an unforgettable cheesy texture — this dip is definitely worth the calories.
Although guacamole has a semi-high calorie content, it is composed of healthy fats from the avocado. The great thing about guacamole is how easy it is to make it your own — with various flavor combinations including fresh diced fruit or diced jalapenos, the possibilities are endless.
Choose a bean, mash it up, add some spices and diced vegetables and you’re good to go. Drizzle some olive oil to smooth out the texture and surround your dip with pita chips and diced vegetables. It’s an instant party favorite under 100 calories, and packed with protein and antioxidants.
Who doesn’t like hummus? Similar to a bean dip, it’s comprised of ground chickpeas, fresh lemon juice, tahini, garlic, and spices — plus it’s high in protein and low in calories. Make it your own by adding roasted red peppers or loads of minced garlic. Yum.
Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, fresh lemon juice, and minced fresh dill will give you a zesty, healthy dip. Throw in some spices and coarse sea salt and you’re set. Creamy texture, savory flavor, and the perfect addition to any barbecued meat or vegetables.
Sweet Yogurt Fruit Dip
Combine yogurt, orange juice, and brown sugar syrup to create a thick, syrupy dessert dip. Use Greek yogurt to create the ultimate texture and add nutritional value.
Made from fresh eggplant and celery, minced vegetables and vinegar, Caponata is high in flavor and low in calories. Flavor with capers and a vinegar of your choice — even add tomatoes if you’re feeling daring.
Mango and Avocado Salsa
A strange (but totally delicious) flavor combination, this salsa is healthy and refreshing for your party. Killer texture, low in calories, and high in vitamins and antioxidants, your guests will be thankful they got to try this. This is the ideal antioxidant-packed dip choice for summer — and under 90 calories!
Tomatillo Corn Salsa
Throw in some fresh basil leaves and salt and pepper for this recipe, drizzle some olive oil, and you’re good to go. Another low-calorie, high-nutrition dip choice for your summer gathering!