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13 Healthy Dips, Chips, and Cracker Recipes Perfect for Your Next Party

  • Christopher Lower

    Low-Sodium Tortilla Chips with Tomatillo Salsa

    No need to add salt for flavor—these made-from-scratch chips and salsa offer your taste buds a delicious treat without excessive amounts of sodium.

    Get the recipe: Low-Sodium Tortilla Chips with Tomatillo Salsa

  • Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT

    Tri-Colored Refried Black Bean Dip

    Your typical refried bean dip contains over 100 calories, 7 grams of total fat, and nearly 400 milligrams of sodium per serving. Nix that canned variety and pump up the fiber by making your own spread instead.

    Get the recipe: Tri-Colored Refried Black Bean Dip

  • Raquel Redmond, RD, LDN

    Summer Pineapple Salsa

    Pineapple contains bromelain, a mixture of enzymes that help digest protein and reduce inflammation to beat bloat. Not to mention it's packed with vitamin C, copper, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, magnesium, and fiber. (Still feeling the belly bloat? Follow this 48-hour guide to a flatter stomach.)

    Get the recipe: Summer Pineapple Salsa

  • Sarah Schlichter, MPH, RDN

    Lemon Tahini Lentil Dip

    This lentil dip is chock-full of plant-based protein and fiber. Just a quarter cup of lentils provides 12 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber, as well as high amounts of iron and potassium.

    Get the recipe: Lemon Tahini Lentil Dip

  • Chobani

    Chobani Mezé Dips

    Let's face it, we always don't have the time to whip up a homemade dip. Crafted with only natural, non-GMO ingredients, Chobani Mezé Dips feature real veggies, herbs, and spices blended with creamy Greek yogurt. Pair these dips with oven-baked whole-wheat chips or fresh veggies and you've got yourself a powerful pack of nutrition.

  • Kaleigh McMordie

    Hot Broccoli Dip

    This cheesy broccoli dip has tons of veggies for fiber, is lightened up with Greek yogurt, and serves up a hit of spice with each bite.

    Get the recipe: Hot Broccoli Dip

  • Regan Miller Jones, RD

    Sweet Potato Guacamole

    If you thought guacamole couldn't get any better, think again. This sweet potato guacamole combines the creamy goodness of heart-healthy avocados with the sweet boldness of fiber-rich sweet potatoes to create a satisfyingly smoky dip that even non-guac lovers will enjoy.

    Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Guacamole

  • Judy Barbe, RD

    Fruit and Nut Crackers

    Whether served with a dip or a cheese tray, these low-salt, low-sugar crackers are sure to disappear from your spread. You've been warned. 

    Get the recipe: Fruit and Nut Crackers

  • Sarah Jane Parker

    Smoked Almond Crackers

    Serve up a nutty cracker that's not only packed with flavor, but also filled with heart-healthy fats from the almonds and flaxseed.

    Get the recipe: Smoked Almond Crackers

  • Sonali Ruder, DO

    Game Day Guacamole

    Featuring heart-healthy avocados, this go-to healthy guac is the perfect no-cook dip for entertaining. (Not about turning on the oven? Try this lazy girl's guide to no-cook meals.)

    Get the recipe: Game Day Guacamole

  • Christy Brissette, MS, RD

    Zucchini Chips

    These zucchini chips are a great way to get your veggies in when you're craving a salty snack. Bonus: Zucchini is packed with lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that keep your eyes healthy.

    Get the recipe: Zucchini Chips

  • Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN

    Minty Pea Dip

    This minty pea dip is perfect as a dip or sandwich spread; you only need three ingredients, making it a great choice for anyone with food allergies or intolerances. Not to mention green peas are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K.

    Get the recipe: Minty Pea Dip

  • Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD

    Sweet Potato Chips

    These sweet potato chips are baked instead of fried. Made with just sweet potatoes and a touch of oil and salt, they're high in vitamin A and are a completely guilt-free snack.

    Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Chips


Elizabeth Shaw MS, RDN, CLT

Elizabeth is a San Diego based nutrition communications consultant who works with local and national brands to help encourage healthy living behaviors. You can find her on social media @shawsimpleswaps.
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