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Roasted Carrot Hummus with Kale Chips

Creamy, cheesy dips are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, but they can be a little hefty for a predinner snack, so we love this slightly sweet alternative from Ella Mills, author of Natural Feasts. It’s rich enough to quiet hunger pangs, yet light enough to leave room for the main event.

Get the recipe: Roasted Carrot Hummus with Kale Chips

Stealth health:
Kale chips are too fragile for scooping up hummus, but serving them alongside traditional chips gives guests a less processed (but still deliciously crunchy and salty) option to keep them from filling up on chipping and dipping.