Did you know that eating vegetables with dip could help your kids eat more vegetables? A recent study from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that kids ate 80% more broccoli when it was served with ranch dressing as a dip. Other healthy dips you can try with your child include salsa, yogurt, hummus or peanut butter. You can also try the unique and tasty dip recipes below with your child:
Creamy Pesto Dip
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 2 Tbsp pesto (find a quick pesto recipe here
Honey Mustard Hummus
- 1-15oz can white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Salt and Pepper to taste
*Store pesto sauce in airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week. Pesto freezes well. Freeze in ice cube trays, and then store frozen pesto cubes in plastic freezer bags in freezer for up to 6 months. Pesto may also be frozen in small jars or plastic containers for up to 9-12 months.
Recipes from Super Healthy Kids www.superhealthykids.com
Submitted by Amber Porter, graduate student with EFNEP, located at NC A&T State University.