Food & Nutrition

12 super low-SmartPoints dips so you can dunk your heart out

Whether you’re craving Mexican or Mediterranean, you can enjoy dips for days.

No matter how much you love snacking on crunchy ZeroPoint™ veggies like carrots, cucumbers, celery, and jicama or low-SmartPoints® homemade chips, you’ve gotta admit that E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G tastes better when it’s drenched in dip. The thing is, some of the most delectable options like hummus, guacamole, creamy artichoke dip, and ranch—the stuff snackers’ food dreams are made of—can contribute tons of SmartPoints thanks to their high fat and calorie counts. And that doesn’t even account for their painfully small portion sizes, which you’re almost destined to double (or triple) by the time your done munching. Whoops!

And because it’s only human to regard crudité or chips as a snack rather than a meal, your body is unlikely to register calories eaten during a single dip session as super satisfactory—even if you blow through meal’s worth of SmartPoints in a single sitting.

So what’s a SmartPoints-hoarding dip-lover to do? The answer isn’t feigning disinterest the next time you get the opportunity to coat your favorite food. Instead, dig into delicious dip recipes that are SmartPoints-friendly. Regardless of whether you’re in the mood for something spicy, goey, or creamy, and whether you feel like Mediterranean or Mexican, you’ll find a perfect dish below to contribute to potluck parties or set out when you’re entertaining. Your guests won’t know how few calories, sugars, and fats they’re consuming—but you can have your dinner and dip too.