Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Healthy Appetites #3

Everything tastes better with Dip!  This is what my own children tell me.  The students are also telling me as much.  Last week in class we were able to eat carrots fresh from the school garden.  While snacking on carrot sticks, the frequently asked question was: "Do you have any dip?"  Unfortunately I did not.  This sparked an idea for our next class; making Ranch Dip!

The forecast for this afternoon is sunny and mild.  You may remember that last week the kids were unable to harvest the veggies due to the rain.  I will keep my fingers crossed that the weather holds out and our class can head out to the garden for a little Crudite :)

I have made this Ranch Dip for my little ones at home and it was a hit.  That alone makes it a winner to me. But I also love that you use greek yogurt and 1% milk in the recipe; making it very healthy.

Ranch Dip

1 cup Dannon Oikos plain nonfat greek yogurt
1 packet hidden valley ranch (dressing, not dip)
1/2 cup 1% milk

Whisk together in bowl and chill for 1 hour before serving.

To keep the kids busy, I'm thinking that making a batch of hummus would be a nice addition.  Gives the kids variety and a chance to try something new.

I'm really enjoying this class.  It's great watching the kids work together, share their own opinions and eating what they've made.  Very gratifying indeed!

1 comment:

  1. What is it about ranch dip that makes kids devour it? I love that this recipe has the added health benefit of greek yogurt and encourages kids to munch away on their veggies. The class sounds so great - it's such an important addition! Thanks for this recipe my friend!