Getting children to eat their daily dose of vegetables isn’t necessarily an easy task! Keeping your child involved in the ideas and creation of nutritious snack and mealtime food choices will help them establish healthy habits they can carry into the future. Preparing food as a family can be a good way to enhance relationships, quality time, and create a positive environment for eating healthy foods. Explain to your child that eating vegetables is important, by doing so we get all the healthy nutrients the body and brain needs to do every day activities. There are all kinds of vegetables your family can try! Walk the produce aisle together and find your favorites. To help get your child excited about eating more vegetables prepare this dip with them! Try the recipe below or find the printable version of Creamy Cucumber-Dill Dip HERE.
- Use plain Greek yogurt to add more protein and make your dip thicker.
- Just a pinch of salt can make the other flavors pop!
Creamy Cucumber-Dill Dip
Ingredients: (8 servings)
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- ½ medium cucumber
- 1 ½ tsp. dried dill
- 2 tsp onion
- Pinch of salt (optional)Variety of vegetables for dipping
- Wash all vegetables before peeling and cutting.
- Peel the cucumber using a vegetable peeler.
- Mince the onion and dice the cucumbers.
- Combine all ingredients in the bowl. “Wake up” the dill by rubbing it in your palms before adding it to the other ingredients.
- Combine and fold, use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate.
- Serve with a variety of vegetables (tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, bell peppers, celery, or carrots).
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp.
Carbohydrates: 2 g
Sugar: 2 g
Total Fat: 1 g
Protein: 1 g
*This recipe is from the Healthy Cooking in the Classroom Program at Family Wellness. Click HERE for more information on how to bring this program to your school or community.