At the appetizer table, when you’re deciding where to dip your chip, look for a salsa, which is usually fat-free and low in calories. Try to save room for dinner later too by keeping the number of dips to a minimum. If it’s a pot luck party, Blatner also recommends bringing a guilt-free dip to share that will keep your cravings at bay.
“Instead of processed spreadable cheese, bring spreadable roasted garlic,” says Blatner. “It’s great on grape tomatoes, zucchini slices and thin slices of whole grain baguette.”