3 Dip Ideas for BBQ’s or Parties

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Recently, I did a segment on Katu’s Afternoon Live for; “3 Dip ideas for Grad parties”. These are 3 EASY dip ideas you can make well in advance, so you can enjoy your grad party and not worry about the food!


Smoky Blue Cheese Dip: (From Better Homes & Gardens)


1 clove of garlic, peeled and smashed

¼ tsp salt

2 tsps. white wine vinegar

6 oz. Greek yogurt (I used nonfat)

¼ cup mayonnaise

½ tsp smoked paprika

1/8 tsp ground pepper

5 oz. blue cheese crumbles


1) Place garlic on a cutting board and sprinkle with salt. Smash garlic with a knife and smear garlic and salt until a paste forms. Add garlic to a mixing bowl along with the white wine vinegar and stir. Stir in the yogurt, mayonnaise, smoked paprika and pepper. Fold in the blue cheese

*Serve with celery sticks, carrot sticks or rice crakers

Creamy Fruit Dip:


6 oz. Cool Whip Light (thawed)

8 oz. container of light Greek yogurt (any flavor)


1) In a medium mixing bowl mix cool whip and Greek yogurt together.

2) Serve with any kind of fresh fruit.


Buffalo Chicken Dip


2 cups shredded cooked chicken

1/4 cup low fat ranch dressing

1/2 cup chopped celery

1 cup Greek yogurt

1/2 cup franks hot sauce or Siracha

1/4 cup low fat blue cheese crumbles

1 tsp white wine vinegar

1 tbsp. coconut sugar or stevia.


1) Mix all ingredients in a crockpot & summer in low for 2-3 hours or simmer on a pan on the stove for 30 mins.

2) Serve with rice crackers, whole grain tortilla chips, cucumbers or other dipping veggies!






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Lori Faren

Lori Faren

Lori Faren is a health and fitness figure and media personality. Lori enjoys sharing her healthy meal ideas and fitness tips!