Whether you are a vegan, someone who is recently dairy-free or just a person looking for delicious and healthy snacks, cashew dip is the condiment you’ve been looking for!
You may think cashews sounds like an odd choice for a dip, but this nutritional powerhouse of a nut is amazing in not only the fact that it’s delicious, but the fact that more so than any other plant based food, it has the ability to mimic the creamiest of dairy-like consistencies. Imagine a world where French onion dip is healthy, creamy pastas won’t make you need a nap after and a ranch dip for your veggie sticks that isn’t full of preservatives. This can all be achieved and more with cashews and our vegan cashew spread that tastes amazing.
All the Health Benefits Packed into a Tiny Compartment
Cashews are no longer relinquished to being just a bar snack or a part of trail mix, but have become a star ibest n their own right partly due to their immense health properties. From heart healthy fats to an important source of protein, here is just a small list of its advantages.
- Protein – Protein is one of the most important nutrients your body needs to survive (this is particularly important to vegans who can become deficient if not careful.)It is one of the main macronutrients the body will tap into for energy and is used to help rebuild muscle when doing things like working out. Though all nuts are known to be a great source of protein, cashews stand out because of its particularly well balanced ratio of protein to fat as well as being one of the less calorically dense options out there.
- Cholesterol Helper – While cashews do seem like they have a high fat content, it is actually healthy unsaturated fat that can lower your LDL (bad cholesterol levels) and raise your HDL (good cholesterol levels) as well as reduce overall blood pressure levels.
- Cold Fighter – In addition to all the other great things cashews have going on; they are also an excellent source of zinc which keeps your immune system up and running to stave off the dreaded flu season.
Bursts of Flavor in Each Variety of the Best Cashew Dip
Now that we now know all the reasons why cashews rock, let’s talk about dips and how our HOPE Foods Cashew Nut dip in particular is about to change your life! We have just released a new line cashew spreads that can give you healthy alternatives to just about any traditional junk food so that you can still indulge but feel great at the same time (this is a great cashew dip for paleo and other diets). Take a look at our latest offerings:
This is the real stuff with a true sweet red pepper flavor. Use it as a dairy free cashew spread on crackers or top a savory crepe for extra fanciness.
Missing a creamy dip for your otherwise bland French fries or too spicy vegan buffalo wings? Give avocado ranch a whirl and never miss the bottled stuff again.
Are you a junkie for some southwest flavors? Then don’t sleep on our Chipotle cashew spread and dip! Not only will it take burgers up to the next level with its smoky chipotle cashew dip flavor, but it can be great when you need something like queso for your tortilla chips too.
A potato chips’ best friend. With French onion cashew nut dip around, you no longer have to look in horror at labels of un-pronounceable ingredients and calorie counts that make you wonder if a serving size is an entire container. We all know that French onion will always be fantastic on a chip, but ever tried it on a baked potato? Heaven.
While this may not be the best option for a first date, this stuff is so good you may not care anyways! Jam packed with garlicky goodness, this dip can be spread on some crusty bread, put in a pita as a tasty hummus alternative or even sneaked into a pasta dish to ramp up the garlic levels to new extremes, because there is never such a thing as too much garlic right?
By now you were probably thinking that cashew dip is obviously only for savory applications but once you try chocolate cashew dip, you will see that is just a mistaken assumption. You love putting chocolatey spreads on just about everything? Then this will become your newest must have! Put it on toast, sandwich it in-between cookies or think about chocolate covered strawberries only healthier and tastier.
The Options are Endless with Our Dips
Now that you have been properly introduced, we hope you will try, and of course enjoy a whole new way to indulge without all the guilt. And if you are wowed or have come up with some new brilliant way to use our cashew dips let us know on Instagram so we can credit your genius with the world!