I think I said LOVE a few too many times and might have been a little excessive in my references to Hailey, but luckily I’ll have time to improve because I’m going to be a regular! I’m thrilled to be joining the crew every other Thursday to discuss quick and healthy eats for kids.
Hailey has been in a dipping phase lately, and here are two dips she’s been loving.
It’s easy to throw together, so don’t let the food processor deter you.
- 2 cups Great Northern beans (I used 2 cups from my food prep)
- juice from 1 lemon
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4-1/3 cup olive oil (use more if needed for a smoother consistency)
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- carrot sticks (for dipping)
Throw it all in and blend until smooth (1-2 minutes).
Hailey couldn’t wait to try it out.
She approved, though I should disclose that she ate only one carrot stick before using them simply as bean dip delivery mechanisms… ok, as spoons.
To switch gears from savory to sweet, we’ve also been loving this ridiculously easy dip-
- 1 container Chobani Banana yogurt
- 2 Tbsp smooth peanut butter
- cinnamon (for sprinkling)
- graham crackers for dipping
Combine in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
Serve with graham crackers…
or eat straight from a spoon.
I love that this snack packs a punch of protein (from the Greek yogurt and peanut butter) and healthy fats. It’s perfect for my finicky eater who will sometimes only eat a few bites of a meal.
It also works great as a spread.
However you eat it, it’s delish!
What are your favorite kid-friendly dips?