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.
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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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Healthy dips for carrots:
- Fresh Dill Vegetable Dip from The Kitchen Garten
- Homemade Dill Dip from Faithfully Gluten Free
- Caramelized Onion & Dill Greek Yogurt Dip from Chicken Scratch NY
- Sour Cream Taco Dip from My Gluten-Free Kitchen
Easy healthy dips:
- Gluten Free Cheesy Bean Dip from My Gluten Free Kitchen
- Easy Layered Greek Dip from Joy Food Sunshine
- Easy Guacamole Recipe from Cadry’s Kitchen
Healthy dips for chips
- Spicy Vegan Cheese Dip from Cadry’s Kitchen
- Creamy Tomato Cheese Dip from Brooklyn Farm Girl
- Easy Tomatillo Salsa Verde from Brooklyn Farm Girl
- Chipotle Corn Salsa Dip from My Happy Kitchen
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.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.