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11 Healthy Dips and Spreads

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Dips and spreads are an outstanding way to spice up a party, dinner table or coffee table. The bold flavors, creamy textures, and endless choices draw family and friends together for fun and conversation. At the same time, they are typically loaded with hidden calories, abundant sodium and saturated fat that are too difficult to resist and track. To prove that dips and spreads can be fun and flavor rich, we’ve chosen the top dips and spreads from SparkRecipes that substitute unhealthy ingredients with nutritional alternatives. Each recipe can serve as a standalone dip or as a sandwich spread.

11 Dips and Spreads from

Did you know?
Serving size for dip=1 ounce/2 Tablespoons (about the size of a pair of dice)

A cheese ball has 100 calories and 7 g fat per serving.
French onion dip has 60 calories and 6 g fat per serving.

Start the night off right. Instead of rich, creamy and cheesy dips, put out a tray of raw vegetables, whole grain crackers and a lighter version of that favorite dip.

Chef Meg's Lemon Zucchini Dip

SP_Stepf's Skinny Cheese Fondue

Coach Nicole's Yummy Hummus

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Edamame & Feta Spread

Nancy's Easy Tzatziki 

Sweet potato Hummus

Spicy Garlic Yogurt dip/dressing

Butternut Squash Sundried Tomato Dip

Artichoke & Sun Dried Tomato Sandwich Spread & Dip

Honey mustard spread with tarragon

For more fun and healthy recipe ideas, visit  “Dips and Spreads on Add your favorite dip recipe so that we can add it to our cookbook.

What is your favorite dip or sandwich spread?

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