Do you want to make eating vegetables more fun for your family? Are you looking for a quick and easy snack for your kids? There are many low-cost ways to create savory vegetable dips for a yummy snack. The best way to start your dips is by using a healthy base, like low-fat plain greek yogurt. From there, mix and match the ingredients you like to build the perfect dip, all from your Better Pantry.
Step 1: Choose a Base
The first step is to choose the base of your savory dip. Choose 1 to 2 cups of low-fat plain greek yogurt as a base. Greek yogurt provides a healthy source of protein and dairy to your savory veggie dips.
Step 2: Select Your Spices
Spices are important when making any dish. They can turn greek yogurt into a delicious dip in seconds! Choose from garlic, dill, lemon juice, cumin and many more! You can make multiple different dips just from spices in your Better Pantry!
Step 3: Choose Add-Ins
Add diced cucumbers, halved grape tomatoes, or mashed avocado to add flavor and some texture to your dips. Get creative and choose add-ins that your family will love!
Step 4: Mix and Serve
Add all ingredients together and pair with your favorite vegetables. You can also dip whole wheat pita or use the dips as a great salad dressing! Make extra to store in the fridge and use for 3-4 days.
One great example of a customizable veggie dip that uses low-fat plain greek yogurt is a Creamy Avocado Dip. All you need is the yogurt base, avocados, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and cumin. Add salt and pepper to taste. This savory dip is perfect with fresh vegetables, like bell peppers, cucumber slices, grape tomatoes, baby carrots, and celery sticks. You can also drizzle this delicious dip on dinner dishes like tacos for an extra burst of flavor, or use it as a yummy salad dressing. Try this recipe or create your own dip with your family’s favorites!