Dips and marinades are the perfect addition to your summer meals. Not only are they tasty, but they are easy to make and can be an ideal appetizer to serve at any party. If you are considering making a dip or marinade, you might be wondering how to make them healthy. Some ingredients can be high in calories and not ideal for those who are watching what they eat. This article will discuss how you can make dips and marinades healthier for you. Believe us when we say that these recipes taste great and will make you feel better about eating them.
For summer grilling, adding light and healthy marinades is a great way to add flavor to your meat. For your next cookout, consider adding a herby pesto marinade or a spicy pineapple mango marinade to your chicken, beef, pork, or fish.
Pesto is a sauce made with basil, olive oil, pine nuts, and garlic. It has a delicious earthy flavor that is perfect for marinating meats in the summer. Traditional pesto marinades call for Italian dressing which can be high in calories and additives. For a healthier alternative, combine olive oil with Viva! Italian Herb and Garlic Seasoning Blend for the same flavor.
This marinade is perfect for any lighter protein like chicken or fish. The pineapples and mangos give the marinade a tropical flavor that will make you feel like you are on vacation.
This summer, try some of these healthy dips and marinades. Not only do they taste great, but they are good for you!