Performing dips in the gym: smart. Performing dips at the snack table: dangerous. Stick to these five nutritious options to prevent your physique from slipping.
Pairing these dips with chips? Ditch the fatty potato chips in favor of bean-based chips like Beanitos and Beanfields. Or better yet, pair them with vegetables.
The 5 Healthiest Dips for Snacking
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Avocado—a nutritional badass—is the lynchpin of guacamole. And because of that, guac provides more than 20 nutrients, including healthy fats, potassium, and vitamin C. Just watch your portion size.Brands we like: Wholly Guacamole, Yucatan
Salsa is the lowest-calorie dip that actually contributes to your vegetable servings for the day. Plus, it’s delicious. Look for varieties that list tomatoes as the first ingredient.Brands we like: Green Mountain Gringo Salsa, Newman’s Own
This Greek yogurt-based dip is low in calories and sodium. It even provides a little protein. Pair it with baby carrots or celery, or drizzle it over salmon or chicken.Brand we like: Cava
Made from chickpeas, sesame seeds, lemon juice, and a few other things, hummus is a low-fat, low-sodium dip—as long as you don’t overdo it.Brands we like: Fountain of Health, Roots
This dip can be a calorie bomb— when it’s made with cream cheese, sour cream, or mayo. So sub in plain Greek yogurt and keep your six-pack.Brand we like: Cedar’s