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geez0pete 01-01-2007 12:26 PM

Healthy veggie dip?
My kid eat cooked veggies okay but only eat raw carrots or spinach. They love salad dressing as dip but it's just not really healthy. I'm hoping I can get them to eat different raw veggies if I find another kind of healthy dip for them to use. Any ideas?

Julesmom23girls 01-02-2007 08:17 AM

Re: Healthy veggie dip?
What about making spinach dip, since they like spinach already. Use LF or FF sour cream if you want to lower the calories. Or maybe make some kind of cheese sauce.

FancifulFanny 01-02-2007 09:17 AM

Re: Healthy veggie dip?
DS loves hummus. He eats it with veggies or pretzels (he esp loves the pumpernickel and onion pretzels). It's a meal in itself - so healthy and he adores it.

judahsmommy 01-02-2007 09:26 AM

Re: Healthy veggie dip?
i second the hummus. DS LOVES hummus with veggies, crackers, bread, etc.

lovebugsmama 01-02-2007 10:20 AM

Re: Healthy veggie dip?
I have a recipe for a healthier veggie dip.

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
2/3 c. of cottage cheese
4 Tbls. of soy mayonnaise or low fat mayonnaise
1 Tbls. milk
1 TBls. lemon juice
1 Tbls. onion flakes
1/2 tsp. garlic powder (the recipe calls for 1tsp of garlic salt, but I think that it is way too salty this way)
1 tsp. dried dill weed

geez0pete 01-02-2007 06:55 PM

Re: Healthy veggie dip?
Thanks for the great ideas. Hummus didn't go over big last time but that was quite awhile ago so I think I'll try it again. I love it anyway!

Sweet_Fantasy_Fox 01-02-2007 07:04 PM

Re: Healthy veggie dip?
i LOVE spinach dip:drool:

FitMommyOf2 01-03-2007 06:15 PM

Re: Healthy veggie dip?
Hummus came to my mind at first aswell.
Otherwise I'd try blending up cottage cheese and playing around a bit. Mixing Salsa w/CC tastes yummy! ;)

masonite 01-03-2007 06:21 PM

Re: Healthy veggie dip?
It looks like everyone thought the same way I did! I was going to suggest hummus! You can buy awesome organic flavored hummus here. Or, you can totally make your own. It's so easy.

I find that my boys like it better when it has different flavors in it. So far, they like black olive and roasted red pepper hummus. If you can't find that flavor, you can buy plain hummus and throw it in the food processor with other flavors.

:drool: I could live off hummus alone. Seriously.

Blackbirdlane 01-03-2007 06:36 PM

Re: Healthy veggie dip?
hummus, my dd eats it by the spoonful :giggle:

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