Healthy Dips For Kids

By : | 10 Comments | On : March 15, 2013 | Category : Fussy Eaters, Kids Cooking

I had a dip-tastic day yesterday, creating 5 healthy dips and a tomato sauce. My kitchen looked like a bomb had hit it, and due to a blender explosion everything now tastes just a little bit like basil pesto… but it was oh-so-worth-it for the result.

There are a few good reasons to get into the dipping spirit:

  1. Dips hide goodness and vegetables so fussy eaters are none the wiser.
  2. Little kids love to ‘dip’ so you can introduce a range of new flavours and textures in a non-confronting way.
  3. Homemade dips are cheap and simple to make, not to mention delicious and contain no nasty additives or preservatives.
  4. The fun element of ‘dipping’ encourages kids to eat raw vegetable sticks as their ‘dippers’ without even realising it.
  5. Dips make a wonderful sandwich base. Use them instead of butter, for a flavour and nutritional boost.
  6. Dips transport well, so they are perfect for the travelling lunchbox.

So, here are my 5 healthy dips. You can adapt these further to make them your own.

A few other dips on the blog:

And, the sauce:

I would love to hear about your favourite healthy dips.

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  1. posted by Stef on March 17, 2013

    These looks so delicious, I’m sure my husband and I will be eating them too, not just our daughter! Your presentation and photos look beautiful too 🙂

    • posted by Allie on March 17, 2013

      Thanks for your comment Stef, we hope you all love the dips. And, yes, Sarah does an amazing job making our food look very appetising 😉 Ax

  2. posted by Rita on April 9, 2013

    These look amazing!!! I will definitley be trying some if not all of these (I love dip!) I just discovered your website & facebook today & Im already telling friends about it – love love love 🙂

    • posted by Allie on April 10, 2013

      Oh thank you, Rita. We hope you enjoy the recipes, Ax

  3. posted by Tobi on January 19, 2014

    I like how you’ve made batches all at once (get the mess done in one hit) but I’m interested to know how long these dips last? And or can they be frozen?

    • posted by Allie on January 19, 2014

      Hi Tobi. Dips don’t freeze very well unfortunately as they often contain dairy and will separate once thawed. I find I usually only get a few days in the fridge before they start to look less appealing. It’s up to you, your storing method and your ingredients to decide how long you keep them. I find they are usually best fresh or refrigerated and used within a few days of making. The guacamole is best fresh as it will start to brown. The hummus and pesto can be frozen and will last longer 2 – 6 days in the fridge. I hope that helps? Ax

      • posted by Tobi on January 21, 2014

        Yes thank you Allie. Particularly the Pesto, as I find I don’t use it all when making a batch.

  4. posted by Sarah on January 12, 2016

    Left over roast pumpkin, red lentil and tahini. Delicious!


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