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Friday, July 8, 2011

D-Feast Friday: Fruit Dip

I consider myself lucky... Elise is pretty good about eating her fruits and veggies. I know a lot of Moms are not so fortunate and worry that their kids are not eating enough of the "good stuff".

One tip I've always been given is that kids LOVE to dip their food. I don't like a lot of the store-bought dips/dressings because they have so many unnecessary ingredients in them. I can't remember where I came across this recipe for a fruit dip, but it is so, so good. We usually eat it with grapes, but I bet strawberries would be good too.

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
1 brick (8oz.) cream cheese - room temperature
1 tbsp vanilla yogurt (I use greek)
1/4 c sugar (I usually cut it down to 1/8 and it tastes fine to me)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients and mix with a hand mixer. Chill for about an hour.

That's it! Easy, right? I bet this would also be yummy with some orange zest added. Or some cinnamon and nutmeg. Or all of those together!

The carb factor for this usually comes out to about .20, or close to 5g of carbs for about 3 tbsp.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy! Totally worth a try to get Bean and Bug to try some new fruits...and it would be a yummy treat for me, too! :)

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  2. yum, that sounds delicious!

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  3. Dipping is how we got our kiddos to try fruits and veggies. Yep! Works every time.

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  4. My kids are "dippers" too! Love this dip!

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  5. Love, love LOVE fruit dip! and so do the girls!

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  6. OH YUM! I need to make this for my kids, now that they've turned two it seems they are all about dipping. (dipping their food into my morning coffee or tea for example) And this has "safe" ingredients for us. My daughter is allergic to like 6 foods now (every month feels like there is something new) but this recipe will work! Thanks for sharing!

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