Michigan Apple Committee posted on September 23, 2019 |
Check out this delicious dip from Mom to Mom Nutrition that will have your kids dipping apple slices from fall to winter...and beyond!
There’s something about a dip and small children that makes eating fruit and veggies more appealing. Enticing. Enchanting. Whatever you want to call it. Kids love to dip. Whether it’s because they can make a big mess on their plate or that there’s some element of fun that comes along with the eating process, I find that my kids are more willing to try fruits, veggies, and new foods if I serve them alongside a dip. And my hope is that presented with a dip or not, he’ll be more likely to choose healthy foods throughout their lifetime.
When I place Michigan Apple slices and this apple pie dip on their plates, I know one thing is for sure: they are asking for more apples! Packed with fiber [and flavor] from Michigan gala apples, protein from the Greek yogurt, and sweetness from brown sugar [believe me when I say a little goes a long way], this apple pie dip is sure to be a hit with any toddler, preschooler, OR adult.
If your kids are into dipping, then this apple pie dip will for sure having them asking for seconds!
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
½ cup cream cheese, softened
1 ½ cups Vanilla Greek Yogurt
2 Michigan Gala Apples, 1 diced and 1 sliced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
½ cup pecans, chopped
Combine cream cheese and Greek yogurt to large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add remaining ingredients. Stir to combine. Serve with apple slices and pita chips.
Katie Serbinski is a registered dietitian, millennial mom, and blogger at Mom to Mom Nutrition: a healthy food and lifestyle blog where she shares healthy recipes, nutrition know-how, and musings about motherhood.