Looking for ways to lighten your favorite dips with what I like to call “skinny dip ingredients?”
To me nothing says “party” like a great dip. When I was a kid I fell in love with onion dip made with sour cream and Lipton onion soup mix.
Do you remember it? It was a party staple served with Fritos corn chips or potato chips.
My infatuation with dips continues today. They are easy to make. And the flavor combinations are endless. That’s why dips are my “go-to” appetizer choice for effortless entertaining.
Unfortunately, dips can be extremely high in fat and calories. That’s where dips made with “skinny dip ingredients” come in. Made lighter and healthier without sacrificing flavor, they are sure to please even the most picky palates.
Strategies for Using “Skinny Dip” Ingredients
An easy way to lower the fat and calories of your favorite creamy dips is to swap out some of all of the full-fat ingredients for low fat alternatives.
- Low-fat mayonnaise for regular
- Low-fat sour cream, or non-fat Greek yogurt, for regular sour cream
- Non-fat, or reduced-fat cream cheese, for full fat
- Pureed cottage cheese for mayonnaise or sour cream
You get the idea.
Pureed beans and roasted vegetables work well too.
My Favorite “Skinny Dip” Ingredients
With a selection of these in your pantry and refrigerator a great tasting lighter, healthier dip is only minutes away:
- Plain Non-fat Greek Yogurt
- Low-Fat Sour Cream
- Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
- Reduced-Fat Mayonnaise
- Reduced-Fat Cream Cheese
- Boursin Light
- Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges
- Canned Black Beans
- Canned White Beans
- Canned Garbanzo Beans
- Roasted Garlic
- Roasted Vegetables
- Lemon Juice
- Jarred Roasted Peppers
- Jarred Salsa
- Canned Artichoke Hearts
- Canned Salmon
Do you have a favorite skinny dip ingredient to share?
A Few of My Favorite Skinny Dip Recipes
- Skinny Creamy Peanut Butter Dip
- Weight Watchers Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip for Fruit
- Ina Garten’s Roasted Eggplant Spread
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