Here Are Some Healthy Sauces, Dips, and Dressings To Add To Your Meals

Published on July 2, 2020

Working on building a healthy lifestyle and coming up with healthy food ideas can be difficult for anyone. Yes, it may be a challenge, but in life, all things come with a challenge. Eating healthy can always seem like a stressful and unpleasant thing, but I only think that’s the case when you let it be. Here are some healthy sauces to add to your cooking repertoire.

On today’s meals, we will be working on some sauces, dressings, and other condiments you would dip or put on your delicious dishes. Instead of buying those unhealthy products in the stores, here some healthy options you can add with your meals.

Strawberry Mango Salsa


  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1 cup chopped seedless cucumber
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp finely grated lime peel
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

This recipe is straightforward and would make a great addition to taco night. All you have to do and get a medium-sized bowl. Then you will combine your strawberries, Mango, cucumber, onion, jalapeño, mint, cilantro, lime juice, oil lime peel, and salt into your bowl. Next, you mix them gently until mixed, and there you go.

Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce


  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp all-natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ½ tsp raw honey
  • 1 ½  tsp reduced-sodium tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes


This peanut butter dip goes well with Asian cuisine or any seafood. If you’re into spicy things you can make spicier than instructed by adding more pepper flakes and pepper sauce. First, you are going to find a small bowl to mix all your ingredients. Combine the vinegar, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, pepper sauce, and red pepper flakes and whisk to blend.

New Standard Vinaigrette


  • 1½ cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cup any combination red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, and/or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • Kosher salt

It’s time to ditch that boring, plain vinaigrette at the grocery stores and start making your own. You will be surprised at how much flavor it has when you make it at home rather than using store-bought dressings. For this one, if you don’t have a mason jar, then you are going to need to go out and get one for this recipe. It will preserve the dressing.

Combine all of your ingredients like oil, vinegar and honey into that mason jar. Then you seal the jar and make sure it’s sealed tight because you are going to shake the ingredients are mixed evenly and together. You can also make this prior and set it to chill.

Jori Ayers is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily based in Tampa, Florida. She was formerly with the editorial team at Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

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