Skinny dipping: 8 healthy dips for snacking on game day


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Just looking at some of the Web’s popular dip recipes could make your waistline bulge: three-cheese bacon dip, loaded potato dip, buffalo chicken dip, BACON DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER DIP? No one’s denying they don’t sound delicious, but the math for how many calories are in one dip multiplied by the number of dips is devastating.  

Thankfully there are plenty of insanely satisfying dips out there that won’t break your diet. Unfortunately, we haven’t found a healthy bacon double cheeseburger one, but when we do, you’ll be the first to know.


Hot spinach and artichoke dip

Classic dip, unconventional recipe. Greek yogurt comes to the rescue in this Skinnytaste recipe, creating a creamy, cheesy snack that clocks in at only 73.3 calories and 4.4 grams of fat per ¼ cup. This ain’t your grandmother’s spinach-artichoke dip, people — it’s better!


Roasted red pepper bean dip

Roasted red peppers and cannellini beans come together to create something beautiful in this recipe from Blommi.com. With only six ingredients, three steps and 99 calories per serving, we’d say this dip is a winner. 


Creamy avocado dip

It isn’t snack time without avocado. Switch up your usual guacamole routine and try this creamy avocado dip from Cheeky Kitchen. All you’ll need is avocados, Greek yogurt, cilantro, salt and pepper. 



Go Greek with this authentic tzatziki recipe from Greedy Gourmet. Not only is it a great dip to pair with pita chips, but you can also save whatever you have left over for sandwiches or grilled meat. 


Spicy sun-dried tomato dip

We dare you to find another fat-free dip that tastes this good. Instead of using mayo, this recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny creates a super creamy texture with — you guessed it — Greek yogurt. It’s packed with flavor, thanks to the sun-dried tomatoes, chili sauce, green onions, red bell pepper, garlic and cayenne. And ¼ cup is only 80 calories!


Cucumber salsa

We’ve got nothing against pico de gallo and your typical tomato-heavy salsa, but this cucumber salsa from MyFridgeFood.com is a refreshing change for when you want to mix it up. Sub Greek yogurt for the reduced-fat sour cream if you want to cut calories and fat and make it even healthier! 


Roasted red pepper dip

So much flavor and so easy to make! Just throw all the ingredients — roasted red bell pepper, toasted almonds, whole-grain bread, garlic, olive oil, sherry vinegar, Parmesan, water and paprika — in a food processor and serve with pita chips! Plus, this recipe from MyRecipes.com contains only 122 calories.


Veggie Greek yogurt dip

Sometimes what a party really needs is a good old-fashioned veggie dip. This dip from Seat At The Table takes a more conventional approach to the classic recipe and uses — again — Greek yogurt. We give it points for providing another yummy way to get our kale fix.