Veggie Dips and Spreads
Don’t assume that a chip dip with hints of green automatically counts as a serving of vegetables for the day. Spinach and artichoke dips, as well as cucumber spreads, might seem like the healthier choices on the cocktail platter, but they can be laden with saturated fats from ingredients like sour cream, cream cheese, and mayo, offering little to no additional nutrients. Hummus or other bean based dips are often a better choice, both calorically and nutritionally. Adding nutritional yeast can give dips that cheesy taste without any of the health consequences.