Is there such a thing as healthy dips? Whether it is the afternoon munchies or a casual get together, dips have a way of making any veggie plate or bag of chips seem far more exciting. Sure, carrots sticks are cool but let’s not pretend that it’s not an excuse to dip into some cool, creamy ranch. Bread slices and crackers are great but everyone knows that the reason they disappear at parties is because of the delicious dips you get to use them with. The only problem is most dips are laden with tons of unhealthy fats and unnatural ingredients. So what is one to do when they are want to get their snack on but also want to keep their body free from icky preservatives?
Does a Healthy Chip Dip Really Exist?
The answer lies in finding a healthy yet tasty compromise. It’s true that the majority of store-bought dips are far from nutritionally sound but we at Hope Foods have taken it upon ourselves to find a way to create dreamy, flavorful dips that can rival any of the ones you know and love but also happen to be good for you! You don’t have to eat those chips in a dipless state any longer, you just have to give our amazing gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan healthy dips a try!
Now you may be thinking to yourself, “How could this even be possible? A dip that tastes as good as the original but without weird preservatives and actually healthy?!” We know it seems too good to be real, but the truth of the matter is we use the not-so-secret ingredient of nuts. We take almonds and cashews, which make delightful snacks in their own right, and blend them to make a consistency so smooth that you won’t believe it’s not dairy. Then, to top it off, we combine this miracle texture with the highest quality herbs and spices to create dips that are so fantastic that you may end up questioning how you ever lived without it!
Best Healthy Dips to Buy that Don’t Taste Healthy
Whether you are jonesing for something creamy, herby, or sweet we have a healthy dip to satisfy your every whim! Let us introduce our latest offerings in the I-can’t-believe-this-is-healthy dip category and be prepared to have your mind blown! These are the best healthy dips to buy – healthy party dips, to healthy chip dip:
Go to any restaurant or party and you are pretty much guaranteed to find a bubbling dish of spinach artichoke dip being offered. This classic is always a favorite but with its truckloads of dairy and fat involved, it can make the more health-conscious guests feel left out. If you are looking for a way to offer this tempting dip at your latest party but don’t want to ostracize anyone then give our healthy spinach and artichoke dip a go-round. Our fabulous dip contains no dairy but still has the texture that will be sure to please all your guests!
Is it really possible to talk about dip without mentioning the arguably most popular of them all? Of course not! Ranch to many is its own food group and while many dip everything from pizza to french fries in it the fact of the matter is that ranch is a nutritional wasteland filled with preservatives and even sugar! Sure, there are diet alternatives out there but they pale in comparison to the full-fat version and tend to have even harder to pronounce ingredients. When we decided to create our avocado ranch cashew and almond dip, we didn’t want anyone to miss the creaminess or flavor but also wanted to make it free of preservatives so people could feel good about indulging. The result is a ranch dip so amazing that you will immediately kick the bottled stuff to the curb with no regrets.
Roasted Red Pepper dip is one of the more exotic flavors but that slightly sweet herbiness lends itself perfectly to veggies and crackers. Jam-packed with bright, red pepper flavor this luscious dip is decadent without feeling heavy. Keep this on hand for when you need an afternoon energy boost and you will find yourself looking forward to snack time every day!
Imagine being able to indulge in chocolate-covered strawberries anytime! With our out-of-this-world chocolate cashew and almond dip, you can have your chocolate fix without the breakouts or sugar crashes. Our sweet but not too sweet healthy dip tastes amazing with pretty much all fruits but you can also dip in graham crackers for a sweet yet wholesome snack.
The smoky flavor of chipotle peppers adds a depth of flavor to our cashew and almond dip. Use it to top your tacos, burritos, burgers, mix with guacamole and salsa for a layered dip, or simply use plain as a dip for tortilla chips! The spiciness of the pepper is offset by the smoky tones, and it also makes a great pairing with vegetables.
Roasted garlic is iconic for a reason: The sweet, savory, and slightly spicy flavor is perfect as a dip or layered in a recipe for depth of flavor. Our Roasted Garlic Cashew and Almond Dip is perfect for dipping almost anything: bread, chips, or vegetables. We love to use it as a replacement for dairy sauces, such as alfredo, when you want the flavor but not the fat and other unhealthy effects of typical alfredo sauces.
French onion dip: A classic around the world. But, the classic dip is usually full of nasty fillers and dubious preservatives. We’ve revamped this favorite and made it healthy. Now you can dip your veggies into a dip that is as healthy as the veggies. Use it instead of mayo on your sandwich for an added layer of flavor, or simply dip your chips into this tasty burst of flavor.
Looking for a spicier dip that’s healthy? Our dip is made from five different peppers: poblano, red bell, a touch of habañero, and red and green jalapeño. Our favorite way to eat it is with tortilla chips (you really get the flavor that way), but another favorite is to mix it with pasta for a spicy pasta sauce!
Healthy Party Dips (and Dips for Every Day)
So now that the secret is out that delicious and healthy dips exist, it’s time to give them a try and taste all the glorious options! You can even try them in ways beyond just dip. Check out our recipes section for just a small sample of how our dips can be used to level up all your favs, or better yet, get creative and come up with your own works of edible art.