Do you feel like the only snacks your kids enjoy are packaged with added sugar and fat? Your kids can snack smart when you put the right ingredients together! Using whole foods from your Better Pantry can help you stick to your budget, while getting nutrients in your child’s growing body.
Choose Family Favorites
Making a sweet dip is a great option for a protein packed snack that can satisfy the whole family. The beauty of a sweet dip is making it your own with foods you already have in your pantry. This helps save money and use up fresh produce before it goes bad. Your kids can help create different combinations for a sweet dip snack. Use this as a way to bond with your kids while making a snack they’ll love.
Be a Role Model
If you want your kids to eat smart, it is important to show them how. Choosing low-fat or no added sugar options can keep your family energized throughout the day. Greek yogurt is filled with protein and pairs well with other common pantry items. Try a tablespoon of the following in your dip to start your flavor profile:
- Peanut Butter
- Sunflower Butter
A Little Goes a Long Way
Not only is creating a new snack a great bonding experience for you and your kids, but can also budget friendly! Spices add great flavor while saving money. When choosing what to add remember:
- Sugar does not have to be added to make a dip tasty.
- Stick to foods you already have in your Better Pantry.
- Choose flavors that your family loves.
Spices like cinnamon, vanilla extract, and honey are all great options! You can achieve great flavor without using a ton of these pantry items.
Brain Boosting Dippers
After you are done making a budget friendly sweet dip, fruits and veggies are perfect for dipping. To prevent food waste, use up any fresh produce you already have before it wilts. Apples, carrots, and celery add a nice crunch to any dip. Strawberries and bananas add a sweet flavor, naturally! Sticking to fruits and veggies you know your child enjoys is key to having them try new dips. Don’t forget to make it your own!