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Chips and Dips Get a Healthy Makeover

Skip Chips and Slim Down Dips for Healthier Party Fare


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  • "Swap puréed white beans for half the mayo in creamy dips to boost calories and cut fat."

    Is this supposed to say "boost?" Mayo usually seems to have more than enough calories. Am guessing it should be "cut" instead...
  • I recently discovered greek yogurt as a substitute in dips. I find it is a yummy replacement for sour cream with the same tang but less fat.
  • Awesome dip.. low on calories. easy to make..
    16 oz package low fat cream cheese 1/2 small onion diced very fine.. water
    bring cream cheese to room temperature.. add onion.. mix well.. add warm water till it gets to the dip consistency you like..
  • Fat free, low fat or regular GREEK YOGURT is a great addition to dips to replace mayo or sour cream!!
  • Im going to make the roasted red pepper and yogurt dip right now!
  • Thank you BECKYANDIE for the canned cannellini bean base for dips idea. I plan to try it soon. thanks again. =)
  • I found that canned cannellini beans beans make a great creamy dip base when you drain and then grind them up with other fresh ingredients in the food processor. Adding a little reduced-fat feta cheese gives just that little extra zing, especially with a little oregano, S&P. Lemon juice, parsley, garlic is a good combo... Roasted red pepper, garlic, cilantro is a good combo... The possibilities are endless.
  • Great article, but you missed a PERFECT chip substitute!! I often eat some salsa with CELERY STICKS instead of chips. Still has lots of crunch power, and I still get to eat salsa! HEhee.

  • Great article, I will try these watching the ball game.
  • Great article!! Love the substitutions!
    co-leader stressed out moms/women gettin healthy
    Sounds like a good alternative, but once I get started, it's hard to stop. So I think I'll ust skip the chips 7 dip altogether.
    Whole Wheat chips are a great suggestion. . . provided you aren't allergic to wheat!
  • Snacking is a challenge for many of us, and I am no exception!

    Being given some concrete examples of "good stuff" to munch on during the big game(or any other time) was really helpful; it gives me the chance to do some planning, instead of eating without thinking. There were plenty of goodies that even folks who don't need to watch their weight are going to love.

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