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Healthy Dips, Sauces & Spreads by Krista

by Krista, posted to Food & Drink

I try to shy away from other fatty/sugar-laden dips and spreads. These are the best "healthy" options that I've discovered.


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Trader Joe's Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacamole

I didn't have high hopes for this one (reduced guilt guacamole? really?) but it's awesome. The only downfall is a high sodium content (1 serving contains 12% of the recommended daily value) but if eaten in moderation it's fine.

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Satay Peanut Sauce

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I just tried this for the first time with shirataki noodles as an alternative to pad thai - it was surprisingly good! 1 Tbsp is only 30 calories and 2g fat...winning!

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Enchilada Sauce

I used this as a dressing on a bed of greens with tomato and grilled chicken because I'm strange...but it's tasty, low fat and not terribly high in calories!

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Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Sauce

Big thanks to SkinnyScoop Tastemaker Kristine Fretwell for listing this one! Zero calorie, low sugar, extreme flavor makes for a great topping or celery dipping sauce.

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No Guilt Pesto Dip

[Ingredients: 4 oz fresh basil, 2 cups walnuts, 5 medium cloves garlic, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1-2 teaspoons salt *Optional: non-dairy cream cheese]

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Cherry Republic Original Cherry Salsa

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I saw this on Hello Giggles and had to add it to my list.

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Mollie Stone's Guacamole

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There are 25 calories in 1 serving of Mollie Stone's Mollie Stone's...more

The most low calorie/low fat guacamole I've ever stumbled across. It's really tasty too!

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Trader Joe's Fat Free Spicy Black Bean Dip

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There are 30 calories in 1 serving of Trader Joe's Fat Free Spicy...more

This fat free dip is quite good, I love it with the Trader Joe's thin mini "Savory Crackers".

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Trader Joe's Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip

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30 calories per serving (2 Tbsp), 2.5 g fat, 0g sat fat, 2g carbs

This is a delicious alternative to my favorite hummus, which contains 80 cals/5g fat for the same serving size.

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Trader Joe's Tzatziki Dip

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Trader Joe's Tzatziki is a creamy garlic cucumber dip that's modeled...more

Low fat and high flavor, this dip is awesome with veggies or pita.

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7 Layer Mexican Dip

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Looking for another stellar Weight Watchers Super Bowl Recipe that'll...more

I'm yet to make this myself, but had it at a friend's party. Delicious!

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Related Article: 10 Healthy Ways to Dress a Naked Salad Without Salt (or Gluten!) | The Kitchn

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Jessica Goldman Foung of Sodium Girl has an unusual dilemma, for a...more

A great related article from The Kitchn, 10 healthy ways to dress a naked salad. Yummy!

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Trader Joe's Mediterranean Greek Yogurt Dip

60 calories per serving (2 Tbsp), 5 g fat, 3 g sat fat3g carbs

Suggested by Eden Godsoe

Just discovered this when TJs was out of their Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip. So delicious with pita or veges.

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