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The eleventh Healthy Habits challenge: Be portion aware. Find simple strategies that can help you eat a little less—without even thinking.

Low-Calorie Dips and Spreads

Whether you’re hosting or bringing snacks for a party, feel good about these low-cal dips that all clock in under 125 calories.

Low-Calorie Dips
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Low-Calorie Dips

So often the party tray can be too tempting to resist with creamy offerings accompanied by crunchy, salty dippers. Rethink how you approach an appetizer spread by offering a lower-calorie, healthier option. With all these dips and spreads, take care to serve with fresh veggies when possible. Whole-grain crackers and baked chips also make smarter dippers.

Here we’ve lightened a seasoned favorite. Serve with hearty crackers or slices of French bread and we promise nobody will know this is the healthy cousin to dip that’s usually loaded with sodium, fat, and calories.

View Recipe: Warm Caramelized Onion Dip


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