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2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese

These 2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese are sure to take your vegetable platter to the next level. The truth is, vegetables always taste better when dunked inside a delicious vegetable dip!

2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese

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How’s your summer body looking these days? Mine is okay, but could definitely be better. Before you jump down my throat and tell me how I don’t have anything to complain about, let me clarify myself a little.

In no way, shape, or form am I calling myself heavy or fat. I work out consistently, 5 days a week, and my workouts are definitely hard. I burn an uber amount of calories and I know I’m a fit person. 

But I have a problem. I legitimately have the worst eating habits known to man! All the amazing workouts I do just seem to counteract my horrible diet. If I look on the bright side of it all, I’m not necessarily gaining any extra weight which I guess is a good thing. Maybe or maybe not. Thoughts?!

Although I’m not gaining weight, I know I’m not eating the well-rounded diet that I should be. I don’t consume enough vegetables and fruits and I absolutely don’t count my macros. Oh, and I drink a few too many cocktails if you want the whole truth. 

So when I say my summer body could look better, I’m not saying I’m fat or need to diet. I’m actually saying that although I’m an active person, my daily diet is suffering. I’m left feeling tired and bloated pretty regularly because of it.

Geez, I’m letting you know all my secrets today! 

The thing is, I know I should be doing better. My body is telling me to do just that with all these yucky feelings I’ve had lately. So I have decided (finally!) to listen to my gut (no pun intended) and start incorporating healthier food options into my daily diet. 

But where to start? My first thought went directly to adding more fruits and vegetables into my day. I used to be so good about adding them both in my morning protein shake but I haven’t even had one of those in months. I’ve really been struggling as you can tell.

I knew it would be fairly simple to begin reintroducing fruits and veggies into my diet if I promised myself to do the following:

  • Actually purchase fruits and vegetables from the produce section of my grocery store. Yes, I wasn’t even doing a good job of that as of late. You can’t eat your fruits and veggies if you don’t have any in your house!
  • Wash, clean, and chop any fruits and vegetables as soon as I return from the grocery store.
  • Make some yummy dips for the fruit and veggies to add a little extra incentive to want to eat more of them.

That last one is a must in my opinion. Dip makes everything taste better! My favorite for dipping fruit in is this delicious two-ingredient marshmallow cream cheese dip. I literally make it ALL THE TIME to keep in the house or bring to gatherings.

For dipping veggies, it’s a toss-up between the two following recipes for the perfect vegetable dip with cream cheese. They’re so easy to put together that I just ended up making them both to have on hand. Plus, I knew you’d be interested in trying each of them! 

2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese

Italian Cream Cheese Veggie Dip (Savory Dip)

8 oz. cream cheese (softened), 1 oz. packet Italian seasoning packet, ½ cup of mayonnaise

ingredients for Italian Cream Cheese Veggie Dip

*I used this same dip recipe for my Italian Cream Cheese Veggie Pizza and it was amazing!

Catalina Cream Cheese Veggie Dip (Sweet Dip)

8 oz. cream cheese (softened), ⅓ cup of Catalina salad dressing, a dash of salt (optional)

Catalina Dressing Cream Cheese Veggie Dip

Variety of vegetables. I used broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cucumber, and bell peppers.

broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cucumber, bell peppers

For the Italian Cream Cheese Veggie Dip, add the cream cheese, Italian seasoning packet, and mayonnaise to a bowl.

cream cheese, italian seasoning packet, and mayo in bowl

Mix all the ingredients together until well combined.

Italian Cream Cheese Veggie Dip

For the Catalina Cream Cheese Vegetable Dip, add the cream cheese and Catalina salad dressing to a bowl.

Catalina Dressing Cream Cheese Veggie Dip

Mix all the ingredients together until well combined.

Catalina Dressing Cream Cheese Vegetable Dip

Wash and prep all your vegetables. I purchased a precut bag of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. In addition, I chopped up an English cucumber and two bell peppers (one yellow and one orange).

chopped vegetables

If making a platter, add your dips to small ramekins and place them on a large serving dish.

veggie dips in ramekins on a platter

Arrange the vegetables on the platter like so.

2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese

Doesn’t it look lovely?!

2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese

If you’re making the veggies and veggie dip to snack on at home, I recommend placing all the ingredients in plastic containers. Start by grabbing a larger container.

large plastic container

Add your two vegetable dips with cream cheese into two smaller plastic containers and place them inside your larger container.

2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese

Add the lids to the smaller containers and arrange your vegetables within the larger plastic container.

2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese

Place the lid on the larger container to store in the refrigerator. 

2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese

When ready to serve, take off all the lids and put some spoons in the veggie dip.

2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese

This would be absolutely perfect to pack for a day on the lake too. You can check out my other ideas for packing food for the lake in this post. I show how easy it is to organize and pack healthy and delicious food for a day by the water.


 

These 2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese literally take minutes to whip up. For someone who’s clearly struggling with my daily intake of vegetables, these cream cheese dips have been lifesavers. Like I said early, veggies just taste better when smothered in a dip!

2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese

2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese

2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

These 2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese are sure to take your vegetable platter to the next level. The truth is, vegetables always taste better when dunked inside a delicious vegetable dip!

Ingredients

  • Italian Cream Cheese Veggie Dip
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened), 1 oz. packet Italian seasoning packet, ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • Catalina Cream Cheese Veggie Dip
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened), ⅓ cup of Catalina salad dressing
  • Variety of vegetables. I used broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cucumber, and bell peppers.

Instructions

  1. For the Italian Cream Cheese Dip, add the cream cheese, Italian seasoning packet, and mayonnaise to a bowl.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together until well combined.
  3. For the Catalina Cream Cheese Dip, add the cream cheese and Catalina salad dressing to a bowl.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together until well combined.
  5. Wash and prep all your vegetables. I purchased a precut bag of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. In addition, I chopped up an English cucumber and two bell peppers (one yellow and one orange).
  6. If making a platter, add your dips to small ramekins and place them on a large serving dish.
  7. Arrange the vegetables on the platter and serve.

Notes

See post for how to pack these dips for a day at the lake!

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2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese

2 Easy Veggie Dip Recipes with Cream Cheese

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8 Comments

    1. They’re both delicious! The Italian variety is savory and the Catalina is more sweet. Definitely worth making both of them. 💗

    1. I highly recommend making both because they are much different and satisfy different palettes. The Italian variety is savory while the Catalina variety is sweet! Enjoy your bbq this weekend 💗

    1. Thank you!!! I love a good veggie dip. It’s definitely helpful to get in those daily vegetable servings.💗

  1. Tiffany! You always come to the rescue with what I’m looking for! I need “EASY”–and these dips look both easy and delicious! And don’t be hard on yourself–we’re all eating the wrong things right now–this lockdown is tough and I think we’re all looking for a few comfort foods. One suggestion–I was feeling bloated and tired, too and I remember something from one of my nutrition classes–those feelings can indicate that your pH levels are “off.” Try Smart Water–it will help and it will give your body the electrolytes that it needs. Our pH can get off in times of stress–and we’re all under stress! Thanks for the great dip recipes–and for reminding us the importance of those veggies!

    1. Thank you for the recommendation. I will definitely give it a try. I know I need to make some diet changes too but working on my PH level wouldn’t hurt either. You’re always teaching me something new. ❤️

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