The Beauty of Dips

The Beauty of Dips.
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The beauty of dips – you can dip vegetables!

Children can never eat too many vegetables.

They provide the vitamins and minerals needed to support overall health.The Beauty of Dips.

Carrot batons are an obvious vegetable to dip but try to aim for a variety – the more colours the better.

  • Dips are a great way of encouraging children to eat vegetables.
  • Dips can also encourage children to try new things
  • They are so quick and easy to make.
  • Children can easily make them.
  • Most dips will last a few days in a fridge.
  • They are perfect for a mid morning or after school snack.

Children often enjoy the novelty of using a little bowl for their dip. Most children find it fun to dip their food into something.

Why not let your children make their own lunch? They can spread hummus or any other dip onto a tortilla wrap with a spoon and then add pre-cut vegetables such as carrots or cucumber before rolling up their healthy and fun to make meal. A similar snack can be made using pitta bread as a pocket. Or how about spreading a dip onto rice cakes or apples?The Beauty of Dips - Guacamole Dip

There are so many possibilities for using as a dip from things such as peanut butter or pureed fruits/vegetables to plain yogurt or cream cheese.

The best way can often be for children to be involved in making their own.

Here is a list of fun and easy to make dips:

Avocado and Coriander HummusThe Beauty of Dips - Chive Dip

Cheese and Rocket Hummus

Chive Dip

Easy Peasy Parsley Dip

Guacamole Dip

Herby Yogurt Sauce


Why not share Eating the Alphabet by Lois Elhert  – a bright and colourful book about fruit and vegetables? It may help encourage little ones to eat more fruit and vegetables 🙂



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59 thoughts on “The Beauty of Dips

  1. I find myself nibbling on vegetables more if there’s dip. It’s silly, but hey, whatever it takes, right? My daughter, 15 years old, loves veggies and dip makes it a meal for her! Thanks for the recipes!

  2. Fantastic snack time fun and yummy treats for them to grow healthy and strong. My kids love these. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

    1. Thank you. It’s great how many different variations of dips there are as well as the different vegetables for dipping. Thank you for hosting 🙂

  3. I love how colourful this looks! We have dipping dishes like this and the boys used to love having a little chocolate sauce in the middle and lots of fruit to dip in for their dessert – must dig the dishes out again!
    Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie x

  4. Aww that looks lovely! I am always looking for new ways to eat diffrent foods and its the simple foods i totally forget about! Such a lovely read! Suz x

  5. My kids and I love hummus! It is so yummy! And I have been wanting to try to make some different kinds. Thank you for sharing this with us at #foodpornthursdays.

    1. Thank you for hosting! I hope you get round to trying some of the others – they are quite scrummy and fun to make 🙂

  6. we always have humous in this house the girls all love it but it wold be great to branch out and try some different dips or add different flavours in there thanks for linking up to #kidscorner

  7. I’ve got my son to eat various different vegetables now but I could really do with something to encourage him to eat other vegetables. A tasty dip could just the thing to tempt him.

  8. Great tips! I always tried to give them raw veg with dips, but I always by the dips because I don’t know how. This is great! I can now make the dips myself! Thank you! 🙂

    1. Thanks. Sorry about the allergy 🙁 It tastes pretty good without the tahini. There are versions without it. Hope you enjoy some of them. Thanks for reading 🙂

  9. This is amazing. What a great dip recipes! I’ve been thinking of new ways to get my little one to eat her veg (she’s having an off moment) this could work. 😀 xxx


  10. Fab! I could really do with some lovely recipes for dips.

    We love veg and dips so have them often.

    Thanks so much for sharing with #toddlerapprovedtuesday xx

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