My kids LOVE to eat anything with dip! There are a lot of things that make a good dip already prepared:
Peanut/ Almond/ Cashew Butter
OR you can make up some dips ahead time too. Here are a few recipes:
Basic Cream Cheese Fruit Dip1 8-ounce package cream cheese,softened
3 tablespoons sugar or Agave Nectar
1 cup sour cream or Mascarpone
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth and creamy.
Almond Fruit Dip:
Add 3 tablespoons finely chopped almonds and 1 1/2 teaspoons almond liqueur to the basic recipe. Garnish with 1 tablespoon finely chopped almonds, if desired.
Raspberry Fruit Dip:Puree 1 cup sweetened raspberries (aprox. 1 10-ounce package). Spoon half the basic recipe into a serving dish and smooth. Top with half the raspberry puree and smooth. Repeat.
Lemon Fruit Dip:Add zest of 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1 extra tablespoon sugar to the basic cream cheese fruit dip recipe.
Marshmallow Fruit Dip:
Add 1/2 cup marshmallow creme to the basic recipe.
All recipes: Chill and serve with assorted fruit dippers such as bananas, grapes, kiwi, apple, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, and papaya, cut into bite-size pieces, if necessary. Bagel bites are good, too. Makes 2 to 3 cups.Honey-Yogurt Dip
- 2 cups vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 C. softened cream cheese (4 oz., or half a block)
1/2 C. sour cream
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. sweetened shredded coconut
Combine all ingredients well.Veggie Dip
1 8oz container of Greek style yogurt (1 cup)
2 tablespoons grated onion (sweet preferred)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoon fresh chopped mint
2 teaspoons of honey
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
In a medium bowl, stir all ingredients together and serve immediately or chill in refridgerater.