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7 Delicious Healthy Dips That Go Way Beyond Hummus and Guac


We’re not really sure why, but dipping is a really fun, social way to eat. It’s also a tried-and-true way to get anyone and everyone interested in eating raw veggies.

The problem is that classic dips like spinach artichoke and buffalo chicken are delicious, but they also tend to be some of the most calorie-laden foods you can eat.

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When it comes to healthy dips, the options tend to stop at hummus and guacamole. (We adore both, by the way!)

To help you expand your dip horizons, we’re sharing seven healthy dip recipes that are incredibly simple and incredibly delicious. Chop up some carrots, cukes, and celery to do the dipping and serve on at your next social gathering. Or make a dip to keep in your fridge with those veggies for when the desire to snack strikes.

7 Healthy Dip Recipes

  • Cilantro Lime Avocado Dip

    A creamy, tangy dip filled with healthy fats. It pairs perfectly with sweet potato wedges.

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  • Pesto Broccoli Rabe Hummus

    Throwing extra greens into pesto is a great strategy for upping nutrient-density. Combining pesto and hummus in one dish creates a hearty, herbaceous dip.

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  • Bold Beet Dip

    Beets’ deep purple color means this one is super pretty (for entertaining or Instagram purposes!) and the addition of fresh dill takes the flavor up a notch.

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  • Cucumber Feta Greek Yogurt Dip

    This one’s like a healthy, fresh tzatziki. Serve it with chicken or fish kebabs for a perfect Mediterranean meal.

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  • Creamy Avocado Mango Salsa

    Salsa meets guac (double duty!), plus the addition of sweet, juicy mango for fruity flavor.

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  • Eggplant Hummus

    Add eggplant and cumin to a traditional hummus recipe and you get the taste of baba ghanoush with the plant protein of chickpeas.

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  • Peanut Butter Cinnamon Yogurt Dip

    This protein-packed breakfast dish doubles as the perfect sweet dip for apple slices. Kids will love it.

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