Want to know one of my tricks for eating more vegetables? THIS greek yogurt dill veggie dip recipe. This yummy and HEALTHY veggie dip takes TWO MINUTES to make!
Parents are always asking me the best ways to get their kids to eat more vegetables. My response? (Well, I have a few of them…learn more on my healthy eating for kids page.) DIPS! Kids love to dip, and a delicious dip will make any raw veggie more appealing for both kids and adults.
I love the way that this veggie dip made with greek yogurt tastes, yes. But I also love that it takes just a few minutes to make.
How to Make Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip:
It’s so ridiculously easy to make this healthy veggie dip recipe.
How easy? Just put all of the ingredients (only five, remember?) into a bowl and mix them together.
Then just let it refrigerate for at least a half an hour to let the flavors meld.
What Can I Use Plain Greek Yogurt For?
Got extra plain greek yogurt in your fridge? Make this greek yogurt veggie dip recipe! Plain greek yogurt is a staple in our house and we love to use it for breakfast parfaits (with fresh fruit, granola, and a drizzle of honey) AND of course, my (almost famous?) healthy greek yogurt veggie dip.
My Vegetable Snacking Philosophy
When I was pregnant with Demi, I read the book Bringing Up Bébé* (which I highly recommend!) and promptly decided that my child wouldn’t snack. We just wouldn’t do it! You can take a moment to laugh at me. (Really, I’m serious.) Then I actually had a child and my philosophy changed. Imagine that, right? *affiliate link
What I liked about the no-snacking rule is that it means kids show up to meals hungry and ready to eat! They’re eating proper meals because they aren’t snacking on crackers all day, every day. It was appealing to me. But not necessarily entirely realistic. I think if an entire culture doesn’t snack it might be plausible, but when my kid sees someone pull out a snack at the park, she’s ready for one too.
So, I’ve adjusted the French ideal to fit our American reality in a way that still promotes meal times over snacks, but leaves room for some snacking fun, too. Plain and simple, everyone is more receptive to foods when they are hungry. If my kids are hungry while we’re getting dinner ready, I do my best to offer vegetables. And sometimes (if they are lucky) those vegetables include this healthy vegetable dip.
Vegetables for Dill Veggie Dip Recipe:
As for the veggies, you can go as simple or as complicated as you want. There are a few vegetables that I always have in the fridge. Baby carrots, persian cucumbers, and bell peppers. Why those? Because they require minimal prep and I’ve found that there are many times that veggies can be used as a snack (with this greek yogurt veggie dip dill) but that the veggies need to be quick and ready-to-go to make it happen. Pick whatever vegetables you like, or try new ones! In addition to my standard veggies, these go well with my dill veggie dip recipe:
- endive leaves
- broccoli and cauliflower florets
- grape tomatoes (make sure you cut them in half for kids!)
- snap peas or green beans
Helpful Tools for Healthy Veggie Dip:
- Glass Mixing Bowls – I love these bowls for everyday cooking projects like this healthy greek yogurt veggie dip recipe, but also that they are nice enough to serve food from!
- Gourmet Chef’s Board – Make your veggies shine on this gorgeous board.
- Shop my Faves on Amazon – Mostly for feeding kids and babies! 🙂
Want to eat more vegetables? Greek yogurt dill veggie dip recipe will do the trick! This yummy and HEALTHY veggie dip takes TWO MINUTES to make!
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt (I use full fat)
- 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp. dried dill
- 1 tsp. granulated garlic or onion
- 1 tsp. celery seeds (optional)
- 1/4 tsp. salt (more to taste)
- Stir together all ingredients.
- Chill for at least 30 minutes so that flavors meld.
- Fresh herbs make a great addition if you have them. My favorites are parsley, dill, and chives. Chop them finely and stir them in.
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