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Try a Yogurt Dip for a Different Breakfast

3:25 AM

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My kids love any kind of dip. In fact, I have found dips are the best way to get them to try new foods or foods they don’t think they will like. My son was reluctant to eat carrots until I gave him ranch dressing to dip them in. Now, carrots are his favorite vegetable, and he eats them without the dip.

If you are looking to incorporate more fruit in your kids’ diets or to make your kids’ breakfasts fast and more nutritious, consider serving fruit and a yogurt dip. This breakfast gives your kids the sweet flavor they may be craving if they are used to sweetened cereals, but it is much more nutritious.

To make the yogurt dip, simply mix 1 cup unsweetened yogurt with a splash of lemon juice and 2 tbsp. of brown sugar. Keep in the refrigerator overnight.

If you tend to have crazy mornings (as most families do), simply cut up an apple into slices and serve them with yogurt dip. Let the kids dip and eat. They are getting a healthy serving of fruit and dairy with less sugar than is found in kid’s brand cereals.

For an even quicker breakfast, give the kids strawberries or bananas to dip. Give each child their own serving of dip so you don’t have to worry about double dipping.  This recipe also works great for an after school snack. Alternatively, cut the fruit into bite size pieces and mix with the yogurt dip for a great lunch side dish.

Whether you are trying to give your kids a nutritious snack or add more fruit to their diets, try this yummy yogurt dip. It may make its way into your diet daily!

Melissa, a mom to three little ones (ages 7, 3 and 1) blogs at Mom's Plans where she writes about living a fulfilling life on less and focuses on cutting expenses, budgeting, paying down debt, saving money and once a month cooking.

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