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10 Healthy Dip Recipes for Your Party

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10 Healthy Dip Recipes for Your Party

Dip is a staple
at most parties. Whether it’s the appetizer at a fancy affair or a simple treat
at a casual gathering, your party isn’t complete without a tasty dip or two for
your guests to relish.

There’s no need
to sacrifice nutrition for flavor when preparing your dip menu, though! The following
recipes are delicious, appetizing, and rich in essential nutrients needed to
boost your energy level and meet any diet requirements.

1. Standard Simple
Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Jalapeño
  • 1 Onion

To Get Cooking:

  1. Start by dicing
    each vegetable, preserving the juices in a grooved cutting board if possible.
  2. Add the onion
    and the peppers to a frying pan lightly coated in olive oil.
  3. Sauté
    vegetables over low heat until sizzling.
  4. Next, add the
    tomatoes and natural juices to the pan and simmer over low heat for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove pan from
    heat and transfer to serving dish. Refrigerate one hour or until chilled.
  6. Serve with tortilla
    chips.

2. Twisted Fresh Fruit Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 2 Avocados
  • Mango
  • 2 Oranges
  • 1/4 Cup Apple Juice

To Get Cooking:

  1. No cooking
    necessary! Whip out your cutting board and dice up the avocado, mango, and
    oranges.
  2. Gently stir the
    diced fruit into the apple juice for a fresh, chunky dip perfect for pairing
    with pita chips.
  3. No sugar
    needed. This fruit salsa is easy and sweet without adding unnecessary calories.

3. Thick and Creamy Smoothie Dip

Ingredients:

  • Frozen Fruit (of your choice)
  • 2 Cups Plain Yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup Low Fat Cream Cheese

To Get Cooking:

  1. In your
    blender, make a smoothie out of frozen fruit and 1 cup of plain yogurt. Blend
    on high.
  2. Pour your
    smoothie into a serving dish and whip in the remaining cup of yogurt and cream
    cheese.
  3. Serve chilled
    with pita chips, pretzels, or fresh fruit for dipping. 

4. Veggie on Veggie Dip

Ingredients:

  • 3 Heads of Cauliflower
  • 1/3 Cup Low-Fat Milk
  • Fresh Herbs to Taste

To Get Cooking:

  1. Finely chop all
    of the cauliflower. Puree in blender until smooth.
  2. Slowly whip in
    milk, as you would do to make mashed potatoes.
  3. Fold in fresh
    herbs to taste, like garlic and oregano.
  4. You can set
    this veggie dip out with fresh veggies like carrots, broccoli, and celery,
    providing your guests with plenty of wholesome nutrients.

5. Traditional Pizza Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Feta Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Olives
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Mushrooms (of Your Choice)
  • ½ Cup Pureed Tomato

To Get Cooking:

  1. Start by dicing olives and mushrooms into small
    slivers.
  2. Warm pureed tomato in a small skillet over
    medium heat with your favorite pizza seasonings, like oregano or basil.
  3. Add feta, olives, and mushrooms to the skillet.

Guests can
easily scoop the warm pizza dip straight from the skillet with tortilla chips,
garlic toast, or fresh bread for a low calorie, flavorful snack. 

6. Simple Olive and Vinegar

Ingredients:

  • Olive Oil
  • Vinegar

Preparation:

It sounds too
simple, but your guests will love this basic, low-calorie dip.

  1. Just mix the two ingredients together as you like and serve with fresh,
    whole grain breads.

7. Cool Summer Salad Blend

Ingredients:

  • Spinach
  • Mint
  • Cucumber
  • Squash
  • Poblano Pepper
  • Green Bell Pepper

Preparation:

  1. Puree all of the ingredients together in portions you like and serve cold
    with tortilla or pita chips.

Relish Light,
fresh, and nutritious salad!

8. Greens and Artichoke Dip

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Greens like Spinach or Kale
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Cottage Cheese

To Get Cooking:

  1. Choose your own
    portions and simply blend the ingredients together.

The thin but
creamy dip can be seasoned to taste, and the cottage cheese inside will provide
plenty of protein.

9. Chili Sans Salt and Syrup

Ingredients:

  • Your favorite assortment of beans
  • Fresh garlic
  • Low-Fat Cheddar

To Get Cooking:

  1. Puree all of
    the ingredients together and bake at 350 degrees for twenty minutes.

Serve with
tortilla chips for a simple chili-bean dip without all of the fuss and
unhealthy salty syrup.

10. Spinach Dip the Healthy Way

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Cooked Spinach
  • 1/2 Cup Cottage Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Mozzarella

To Get Cooking:

  1. Boil spinach with stems removed until the leaves are wilted.
  2. Immediately drain and rinse in cold water so that spinach retains flavor
    and a bright green color.
  3. Puree until the leaves are finely chopped.

Transfer
spinach to a serving bowl and whip in cottage cheese and mozzarella. Season to
taste and serve with any chips, pretzels, or fresh vegetables you would like.

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