Crazy for Carrots Dip
1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced thin
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
Dash of chili powder, optional
Dash of ground cumin, optional
Place all ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and cook on high for 10 to 13 minutes or until carrots are very tender. Pour mixture into a blender and pulse until smooth. Serve warm or cold with baked tortilla chips or your child’s favorite raw vegetables.
Tofu Ranch Dip
1 package (12 ounces) silken tofu
1 package ranch dip mix
1/3 cup grated vegetables (carrots, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumber, broccoli, etc.), optional
Put the tofu and dip mix in a blender. Pulse to combine, and then stir in grated vegetables, if using. Serve with vegetables, baked tortilla chips or crackers.
Peanut Butter Dip
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 container (8 ounces) vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup whipped cream (can use frozen, non-dairy whipped topping) Dash of cinnamon, optional
Combine the peanut butter and vanilla yogurt. Mix well. Fold in the whipped cream and cinnamon. Serve with your child’s favorite fruits.
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