When was your latest party or cookout? How about your latest get-together with friends to watch the game? It’s always fun to hang out and eat good food, but when you’re trying to eat healthy, sometimes it’s not the best thing to arrive and find creamy artichoke and nacho cheese dip lurking next to the chips and veggies. Talk about temptation! And if you’re the host, of course you want to set out an array that everyone can enjoy, so it’s always good to include one or two dips without dairy.
The medical community has widely embraced the idea that whole dairy, and dairy fats, are beneficial to consume—as long as they are from cows that are fed and treated humanely. However, that’s still no justification for many high calorie dips… anything loaded with butter and heavy cream is taking that “healthy fat” idea a bit too far! Add to that the increasing awareness of lactose intolerance, and you understand more why a dairy free chip dip might be just what the doctor ordered.
Moo-ve Over, Milk! Healthy Options for Non Dairy Veggie Dip
So whether you’re lactose intolerant or simply looking for a more low calorie, nutrient dense dip, you should join the growing trend and check out one of America’s favorite non dairy dip recipes: hummus! Not only is hummus a smooth and delicious dip or spread, but it contains the heart-healthy fats, muscle-fueling protein, complex carbs and fiber that your body needs to stay healthy. And it’s not full of empty calories either.
What does that mean? Here’s a little breakdown of how hummus fuels your body while being completely dairy free:
- Heart-Healthy Fats – If your hummus contains Extra Virgin Olive Oil (which most don’t—so check your label!), then it is chock full of Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been proven to improve cholesterol levels and lower the risk of heart disease, as well as provide a host of other benefits that include improving brain function and naturally moisturizing skin and hair.
- Muscle-Fueling Protein – Hummus contains 1.5 grams of protein per serving. This protein, derived from both chickpeas and tahini, makes hummus a super fueling non dairy vegetable dip when compared to high fat, low nutrient dairy dips.
- Complex Carbs – By now it’s common knowledge that complex carbs are healthier to consume than their simple cousins, and also much more beneficial for weight loss. And through the complex carbs found in chickpeas and tahini, hummus offers a solid dose of this fundamental building block.
- Insoluble Fiber – Especially through the husks of chickpeas and tahini, hummus offers a healthy portion of insoluble fiber, which directly benefits your digestive system and regularity, as well as the prevention of heart disease.
These are only a few of the reasons why hummus has become a staple non dairy veggie dip. As people have discovered its smooth, creamy texture and its amazing health benefits, they have been ditching the dairy dips to feast on a healthier alternative.
Not to mention all the amazing flavors that have arisen as the demand has soared… at HOPE Hummus, we pride ourselves on making super creative recipes and flavors, all preservative free and crafted with USDA Certified Organic premium ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, so you can enjoy the best taste and the healthiest nutrients with each and every bite.
Looking for a few non dairy dip recipes? Here are just a few of our amazing hummus flavors for your next party:
Whether you’re looking for a dairy free chip dip or any other dips without dairy, we’ve got you covered. Premium ingredients, no preservatives, and awesome flavors will make your get-togethers the talk of the town. Try a flavor and see if we’re lying.
As always, cheers and happy eating!