My article last month about feeding toddlers discussed how much they like to dip their food. I am hardly a toddler but I can’t resist a good dip. Food dip that is. Below is a great collection of my friends and families favorite dip recipes. These dips are sure to be a hit at your summer events. Please share your favorite dip recipe below in the “Leave a Reply” section.
For the health conscious dippers:
Decrease fat content by choosing lower fat ingredients such as reduced fat cream cheese and reduced fat mayonnaise.
Experiment with using plain yogurt in place of sour cream. This will decrease the fat content and boost the calcium content.
Serve vegetables with dips that are traditionally served with bread or chips. It is a low calorie way to sneak in extra nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants.
Peanut Butter Dip
½ cup vanilla flavored yogurt
½ cup creamy peanut butter
¼ cup miniature chocolate chips
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix all ingredients and serve with apples, celery or pretzels.
Neely’s Famed Veggie Dip
½ cup reduced fat sour cream
1 cup Hellman’s reduced fat mayonnaise
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ Tablespoon Parmesan cheese
½ Tablespoon dried parsley
½ Tablespoon dried onion
½ teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
seasoning salt to taste
Mix all ingredients and refrigerate overnight. Serve with a variety of vegetables.
Char’s Fruit Dip
½ cup low-fat sour cream
1 cup skim milk
1 package instant vanilla pudding
8 ounces crushed pineapple (don’t drain)
1 cup shredded coconut
Mix all ingredients and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Hot Corn Dip
1 (15 ounce) can white corn
1 ( 15 ounce) can yellow corn
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chili peppers, drained
1 (8 ounce) package reduced fat cream cheese, diced and softened
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
chopped fresh cilantro to taste
- Preheat oven to 350°F degrees
- In medium baking dish, mix white corn, yellow corn, diced tomatoes, with green chili peppers, cream cheese, chili powder, garlic powder, and cilantro.
- Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.