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Who doesn’t like the versatility of dips?

By Rebecca Heaton

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Who doesn’t like the versatility of dips? Partner them with sliced veggies, crackers and pitas. Spread ’em on a sandwich or wrap. Some are even tasty atop fish or baked potatoes. Read on for a few of our top choices.

dipsHope Hummus – Thai Coconut Curry

Hope Foods is known for its creative hummus flavors, all of which are organic, non-GMO, kosher and gluten-free. The Thai Coconut Curry gets its delicious taste from a blend of jalapenos, shredded coconut, sea salt, lime juice, curry powder and garlic, along with the staple garbanzo beans, tahini and olive oil. Use as a dip, or as a condiment on a wrap or sandwich.

Our reviewers say: “A nice curry flavor with light spice; great as a spread on wraps.”

SERVING: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 45 | Fat: 2.5g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 125mg

dipsOpadipity Greek Yogurt Dip – Cucumber Dill

This versatile gluten-free dip has so many uses beyond just accompanying crackers and sliced veggies. The combination of Greek yogurt and savory flavors makes it a tasty topping on wraps, sandwiches, burgers or cooked salmon, too. Plus, the Greek yogurt serves up nutrition benefits, including calcium, probiotics and less lactose than regular yogurt.

Our reviewers say: “Tastes rich and creamy but is still low in calories.”

SERVING: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 50 | Fat: 4g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 150mg

dipsWholly Guacamole – Classic

Made with six ingredients—hand-scooped Hass avocados, jalapenos, white vinegar, onion, salt and garlic—this smooth and creamy guacamole is great for dipping chips and veggies, or as a condiment. Spread some on a sandwich or quesadillas. All-natural, vegan, kosher and gluten-free, this dip comes in an easy-to-peel tray and is also available in handy lunch-box packs.

Our reviewers say: “Love the buttery texture and made-from-scratch flavor.”

SERVING: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 60 | Fat: 5g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 105mg

dipsLa Terra Fina Artichoke Parmesan & Garlic Dip & Spread

Try this gluten-free dip cold or hot: Just heat for a minute in the microwave. With chunks of artichoke, plus a blend of Parmesan, Monterey Jack and cream cheeses, onion, and garlic, this rich and creamy dip is perfect for dipping veggies, chips, crackers or bread. Spread on a sandwich, too, or top off a baked potato instead of using sour cream.

Our reviewers say: “Nice and tangy. The artichoke chunks give it great texture.”

SERVING: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 80 | Fat: 7g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 140mg

dipsSabra Roasted Pine Nut Hummus

Most Sabra hummus flavors come with a dollop of tasty ingredients in the middle, like lightly roasted pine nuts. All flavors are gluten-free, kosher and non-GMO, and pair well with sliced veggies, pita bread or most any type of cracker. Try this: Spoon hummus into a small baking dish, drizzle with 2 tablespoons melted butter, bake at 400° for 15 minutes, squeeze some lemon juice over, and serve with crusty bread.

Our reviewers say: “Very creamy texture with subtle spice from garlic and red bell pepper.”

SERVING: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 80 | Fat: 6g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 130mg

Crackers for Dipping

Here are some of our favorites.

Milton’s Gluten Free Baked Crackers – Crispy Sea Salt

Made with a blend of five non-GMO, gluten-free grains—brown rice flour, corn flour, gluten-free oats, rice flour and millet—plus just the right amount of sea salt, these light and airy crackers are just waiting to be dipped.

New Equity - Graphic Redesign Project Lavender Graphic UpdateKashi –7 Grain Sea Salt Pita Crisps

The seven whole grains in these non-GMO part-pita, part-crackers translates to 5 grams of fiber per serving, which is 19 percent of your daily needs and way more than most crackers provide. Plus, they just taste great.

Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins – Hint of Sea Salt

Real almonds (one of just six ingredients) give these crackers both a delicious flavor and a nutritional boost, including 3 grams of protein per serving. And knowing there aren’t any added sugars or artificial flavors will make them taste that much better.



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