• Fruit Dippers

    3 healthy dips to inspire eating healthful snacks
  • Maybe you need another idea for packing fiber and vitamins into your child's lunch. Or maybe you're looking for a way to convince yourself to eat more fruit. Either way, making a dip (or three) to dunk your fruit in can make it a little more enticing, and a lot more fun.
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  • Maybe you need another idea for packing fiber and vitamins into your child's lunch. Or maybe you're looking for a way to convince yourself to eat more fruit. Either way, making a dip (or three) to dunk your fruit in can make it a little more enticing, and a lot more fun.
    In constructing a healthful dip for fruit, the main problem lies in the base of the dip. You want something that doesn't pile on fat or sugar, but still is interesting enough that you want to dunk your apple wedges and strawberries in it.
    We wanted to create a creamy base that could easily be flavored. For obvious reasons, full-fat versions of cream cheese and sour cream were out. Greek-style yogurt has a great mouth feel and creaminess, but some people find it overwhelmingly tart. So we opted to use low-fat cream cheese blended with nonfat Greek yogurt. The result is creamy, luscious and a perfect base for flavorings. As a bonus, it's also a way to get more calcium.
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