Creamy, savory dips aren’t exactly what we expect to be ‘nutritious.’ But these 5 plant-based dips offer up flavor and texture that’s so rich you’d never guess that they’re vegan, too.

Bitchin’ Sauce [Almond-based]| GF, Dairy Free, Vegan

  • 90 calories, 9 grams fat, 0.5 grams sat fat, 130 mg sodium, 1.5 grams carb, 0 sugar, 2 grams protein
  • Ingredients include almonds, grapeseed oil, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, garlic, spices, sea salt

Kite Hill Queso [Almond-based}| GF, Dairy Free, Vegan

  • 60 calories, 6 grams fat, 3.5 grams sat fat, 100 mg sodium, 2 grams carb, 0 sugar, 1 gram protein
  • Ingredients include almond milk, coconut oil, red peppers, tomatoes, jalapenos

Good Call [Cauliflower-based]| GF, Dairy Free, Vegan

  • 75 calories, 7 grams fat, 1 gram sat fat, 174 mg sodium, 2 grams carb, 1 gram sugar, 1 gram protein
  • Ingredients include cauliflower florets, olive oil, tahini, chipotle sauce

Blue Moose [Cashew-based] | GF, Dairy Free, Vegan

  • 60 calories, 4.5 grams fat, 1 gram sat fat, 140 mg sodium, 3 grams carb, 1 gram sugar, 2 grams protein
  • Ingredients include cashew nuts, jalapeno chile, tomatoes, non-GMO sunflower oil, non-GMO nutritional yeast

Credo [Cashew-based] | GF, Dairy Free, Vegan

  • 60 calories, 4.5 grams fat, 1 gram sat fat, 140 mg sodium, 3 grams carb, 1 gram sugar, 2 grams protein
  • Ingredients include cashews, jalapenos, vinegar, lemon juice, tomatoes, sea salt, carrots, nutritional yeast, GF oats, shiitake mushroom powder

[Nutrition facts are for two tablespoons]

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Molly Kimball, RD, CSSD is a registered dietitian + nutrition journalist in New Orleans, and founder of Ochsner Eat Fit nonprofit restaurant initiative. Tune in to her podcast, FUELED | Wellness + Nutrition and follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @MollyKimballRD. See more of Molly’s articles + TV segments at www.mollykimball.com, and sign up for Eat Fit Wellness Bites weekly newsletter, here.