5 Healthy Dipping Options at Parties for Chips or Veggies

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Last Updated on June 24, 2019 by Ellen Christian

If you’re looking for healthy dipping options, keep reading. I’m sharing a few of my favorites and some from fellow bloggers below. Tis the season for holiday parties and holiday parties mean holiday eating. No matter how healthy I try to be, I find myself tempted by the snacks and hors-d’oeuvres that seem to call my name at every party I attend.

5 Healthy Dipping Options at Parties for Chips or Veggies

5 Healthy Dipping Options

Staying on track with healthy eating during the holidays can be a challenge even if you normally have tons of willpower.  I try very hard to stay away from cakes, cookies, and candies because I know that these are probably the least healthy options at holiday parties.

My first choice at parties is almost always some sort of not messy finger food. Have you ever tried to make the rounds at a party while balancing a plate, napkin, fork, purse, and glass? It doesn’t work for me and I inevitably end up dropping something.

5 Healthy Dipping Options at Parties for Chips or Veggies

To solve this problem, I choose foods that are not messy and do not require a fork.  That’s one less thing I’m going to drop on the floor. I love adding a spoonful of dip to my plate and some veggies or snack foods to dip.

5 Healthy Dipping Options at Parties for Chips or Veggies

Hummus

Hummus is made of cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic. It is a perfect accompaniment for New York Style Pita Chips. The Garden Fresh Ranch Variety are delicious! So, what is good to dip in hummus?

My personal healthy favorite is carrot sticks. Try this Olive Oil and Beetroot Hummus from Recipes from a Pantry or this Roasted Beetroot Hummus from Happy Kitchen Rocks.

Salsa

Salsa is a spicy, tomato-based dipping sauce that is typically paired with Mexican cuisine. Generally low in fat, it’s one of my favorite healthy dipping options. Perfect paired with New York Style Panetini (oven baked Italian toast) in Garlic Parmesan flavor. Love that these are baked and not fried!

Check the sodium level if you buy salsa from the store. Or, try one of these homemade salsa recipes.

Guacamole

Guacamole is mashed avocado mixed with chopped onion, tomatoes, chili peppers, and seasoning. Plus, guacamole is loaded with vitamins and nutrients and is delicious with New York Style Mni Bagels. They are baked extra crispy and my personal favorite is the Sea Salt variety. So, try my easy guacamole recipe. It’s seriously ready in just a few minutes.

5 Healthy Dipping Options at Parties for Chips or Veggies

Greek yogurt with sweeteners

Greek yogurt-based dips that are slightly sweetened with healthy sweeteners like honey or maple syrup.  I created this Primal Fruit Dip that was delicious with not only apples but with New York Style Sweet Swirls Chocolate or Cinnabon baked snack crisps. This apple corer and divider makes cutting apples so easy.

Healthy dip recipes: Herb Diip

Greek yogurt with herbs

Greek yogurt-based dips can also be made with garlic and herbs like my Healthy Herb Dip.  My guests enjoyed dipping New York Style Roasted Garlic Bagel Crisps in this dip!

5 Healthy Dipping Options at Parties for Chips or Veggies

What is good to dip celery in?

Celery is one of my favorite vegetables for dipping because it’s rather bland on its own. It’s also loaded with antioxidants as well as folate, potassium and Vitamin B6. Try dipping your celery in one of these healthy dip recipes for vegetables. Or, try this homemade veggie dip with cream cheese from Finding Zest.

5 Healthy Dipping Options at Parties for Chips or Veggies

Is spinach dip healthy?

A lot depends on what goes into making the spinach dip. Spinach itself is amazing for you and it’s loaded with Vitamins A and E and zinc. However, once you start adding mayonnaise, sour cream, and packaged dip mix, you lose some of that. Check out this hot spinach dip recipe from Skinny Taste that reduces some of the fat content.

5 Healthy Dipping Options at Parties for Chips or Veggies

Healthy dips for carrots:

5 Healthy Dipping Options at Parties for Chips or Veggies

Easy healthy dips:

5 Healthy Dipping Options at Parties for Chips or Veggies

Healthy dips for chips

5 Healthy Dipping Options at Parties for Chips or Veggies

Healthy dipping options for chicken or chick’n

So, the next time you’re considering entertaining, don’t worry about having healthy dipping options for your guests. Just choose a few of these delicious recipes and you’ll have lots of ways to enjoy party food without blowing your healthy eating plan.

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41 thoughts on “5 Healthy Dipping Options at Parties for Chips or Veggies”

  1. Bagel chips are awesome for snacking! I love that they now have sweet versions as well as savory. Now all my favorite dips are covered!
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  2. Thanks for the great tips. I am eating light during the holiday season. I have traded in the carb loaded goodies for a lighter choice.
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  3. NY Crisps sound awesome. And, the fact that I can enjoy them with healthier dips is even better. Although, right now with my due date around the corner, I want it all!
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  4. Great dip ideas! Your Greek yogurt dip looks so good! I like the idea of serving/bringing New York style crisps and chips to a a party -- they're like the grown up version of potato chips!
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  5. I love just about any type of party dips. I'm definitely a chip and dip fan. The NY chips look like they would easily go with just about anything you can think of. 
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  6. These New York Style snacks look like a tasty addition to a party, I'd like to try them.  The chocolate crisps would be great at a party or in the kids lunches
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  7. Hummus, guacamole and salsa are so delicious to dip crackers and chips in. I like that hummus is healthy and has so many different flavors to choose from! I will have to try some of these!
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  8. Those look really good! I love adding a little cheese and pepperoni to my bagel crisps for a quick lunch, it's really filling!
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