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What are some healthy dips and spreads that my child can have with their whole grain crackers or vegetables?

Hi everyone,

I'm a mom of a picky eater who loves snacking on whole grain crackers and vegetables. However, I'm concerned about the high sodium and unhealthy ingredients in many store-bought dips and spreads. Do you have any recommendations for healthy and tasty dips and spreads that my child can have with these snacks? Ideally, something that's easy to make at home would be great! Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Hello to all parents out there. I completely agree with your concerns regarding the store-bought dips and spreads. One of my favorite healthy dips is Baba Ghanoush. It is an eggplant dip that is packed with flavor and nutrients. All you need is a roasted eggplant, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mash together the ingredients with a fork or blend them for a smoother texture. You could also use a cherry tomato salsa that is easy to make and tastes amazing. Simply chop up some cherry tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapenos, and mix them together with some salt and lime juice. Children just love the sweet and tangy taste of this dip with whole-grain crackers. These dips are packed with important nutrients that encourage children to consume vegetables in a fun way. I hope this helps.


Hi there, I'm excited to contribute to this discussion as I have been experimenting with healthy dips and spreads for my kids for quite some time. One of the favorites is the beetroot dip. I roast some beets, then blend them to a smooth puree, adding in some Greek yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper. It not only tastes great but also a rich source of potassium, fiber, and folate. Another one of our go-to dips is peanut butter hummus. We mix together roasted chickpeas, peanut butter, lemon juice, garlic, tahini, and cumin in a blender until smooth. My kids absolutely love the nutty flavor and it's a great source of protein. Lastly, we like to make a black bean salsa that's perfect for dipping veggies into. We mix up black beans, diced tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, lime juice, and salt, then refrigerate for a few hours so the flavors can fully meld together. It's a great way to sneak in some protein and fiber into your kids' snack time. I hope these suggestions help, and happy snacking!


Hi everyone, as a fellow parent, I understand the struggle of finding healthy dips and spreads that our kids will actually enjoy. One dip that my kids love is a homemade guacamole. I mash up a ripe avocado, mix in diced tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. It's a great source of healthy fat and pairs well with veggies like sliced bell peppers and carrots. Another dip that we enjoy is a yogurt dip. I mix plain Greek yogurt with garlic powder, onion powder, dried dill, and a little bit of salt. It's a creamy and flavorful dip that goes well with whole-grain crackers or raw veggies. Lastly, I like to make a beet hummus that's a bit different from the traditional chickpea-based hummus. It's made with roasted beets, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. The bright pink color is sure to attract kids' attention, and it's a great way to sneak in some veggies. I hope you find these suggestions useful!


Hello there! I'd love to share one of my all-time favorite dips that I make at home for my kids. It's a roasted red pepper and feta dip. To make this, you'll need to roast a red pepper until the skin is blackened, then remove the skin and seeds and chop it up. In a bowl, mix together crumbled feta cheese, chopped fresh parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, and the roasted red pepper. You can also add a pinch of red pepper flakes for some heat. This dip is so flavorful and pairs perfectly with whole-grain crackers and veggies like sliced bell peppers and cucumbers. Another healthy and tasty option is avocado salsa. Mash up a ripe avocado, mix in some diced tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper, and voila! A delicious and nutritious dip that's packed with healthy fats. I hope this helps you find some tasty and healthy options for your kids' snacks!


Hi there! I completely understand your concerns about store-bought dips and spreads. As a mom of two, I've been experimenting with homemade dips to serve with crackers and vegetables. One of my favorites is hummus. It's super easy to make at home and packed with protein and fiber. Simply mix chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and a pinch of salt in a food processor or blender until smooth. Another dip that my kids love is tzatziki. It's made with Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. It's a refreshing and healthy dip that's perfect for summer. Hope this helps!

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