Salted Caramel Yogurt Dip: A creamy and rich yogurt dip that tastes like salted caramel yet is a wholesome treat for big and little kids.
It is about that time again–SCHOOL IS IN SESSION (or about to be in session, based on your location.)
And like most parents, I can dread this time of year. While I thrive on routine and schedules, I don’t look forward to earlier mornings, homework, and less time with my kids. I also have to pack lunches–EVERY SINGLE DAY!
It is so important to me that I pack a lunch that is filled with food my children will eat and will sustain them with the nutrients and energy they need to power through the day. AKA: It needs to be healthy but tasty!
Are you in the same predicament? Well, let me help you!
Today I am sharing one of my favorite healthy food hacks to get your children to eat the fruit you pack in their lunches.
Salted Caramel Dip
Um yeah, you may be eating fruit by the quart once you try this dip out yourself.
Most parents would agree that if you give a child a dip they love, be it ketchup or ranch dressing, they are much more likely to eat that veggie or piece of meat.
I know that my kids personally get excited when they have a homemade veggie dip for their carrots. And I LOVE when they get excited about veggies.
If you give a child a sweet dip for lets say fruit or pretzels, well–you are guaranteed to put a smile on their faces and get more fruit into their bellies!
Better yet is when you can sneak some nutrition into the dip as well. And that is what I am delivering today.
This Salted Caramel Dip is filled with:
- Protein for energy
- Calcium for growing bones
- Healthy Fats which helps a person absorb the vitamins from the fruit.
And this dip is EASY (no cooking your own caramel sauce here–we are just replicating the caramel flavor!) Total Win-Win!!
So grab some fresh fruit like bananas, grapes, kiwi, or strawberries. Or better yet–try this dip out with Crispy Green Freeze Dried Apples–the perfect vessel for scooping up this creamy dip. It works just as well as a spoon and delivers you all the nutrition of a fresh apple!
Salted Caramel Yogurt Dip
A creamy yogurt dip naturally flavored to taste like salted caramel.
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar or 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts chopped (optional)
Mix together the yogurt, sugar, vanilla, and sea salt. Place into 4 serving containers and top with the roasted peanuts.