Everyone wants to please their party guests. And providing a selection of healthy and delicious appetizers is a great place to start! One of the most popular party treats are dip of course! Being so versatile, dips are the perfect choice for all types of party themes and occasions. And even better, they can be used for a variety of other yummy snacks, like pretzels, potato chips, raw fruits and veggies, crackers, bread bites, and more!
Whether you are planning a huge soiree, or simply need a quick dish to serve for a spontaneous get together, dips make a wonderful option and are easy to do. For those who are health-conscience dip-lovers, continue reading to learn some simple and delectable recipes for a variety of dips.
Spicy Mustard & Chive Dip
This dip offers a unique taste, combining chives and mustard with soy sauce and lemon juice. Use this dip for raw veggies like carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, bell peppers, pea pods, celery, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers. Get creative and substitute regular yogurt for Greek, chives for green chilies, mayo for miracle whip, and so on!
½ Cup Non-Fat Plain Yogurt
½ Cup Light Mayo
2 Tablespoons Fresh Chives (dried are fine too)
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 Teaspoon Soy Sauce
½ Teaspoon Spicy Mustard
½ Teaspoon Hot Sauce
Combine all ingredients in a bowl until well-blended. Keep refrigerated for best results.
Sweet Pumpkin Dip
This dip is great for seasonal celebrations and holidays, but it also makes the perfect treat for both kids and adults alike. And don’t let the taste fool you! This dip is under 100 calories per serving! Use apples, carrots, crackers, and more.
¾ Cup Reduced-Fat Plain Cream Cheese
¼ Cup Brown Sugar
½ Cup Canned Pumpkin
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
Combine first 3 ingredients and beat on medium speed until well-blended. Then add the last two ingredients and continue to mix on medium speed until smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. Keep refrigerated.
Creamy Avocado Salsa Dip
This dip is Mexican-inspired, and perfect for a hot summer day snack. Pair with both veggies and chips, or use as a topper for baked potatoes, nachos, and tacos. You can even use it for salads!
1 Cup Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt
½ Avocado, Diced
½ Cup Salsa
1/3 Cup Fresh Cilantro
¼ Cup Chopped Red Onion
½ Teaspoon Ground Cumin
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Combine yogurt and salsa first. Then add the rest of the ingredients, stirring gently until well-blended. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Keep refrigerated.