As parents of selective eaters a common worry is that our children are not eating enough protein.
Meat can be very challenging especially for young children however, it's by no means the only source of protein.
Dips can be a great way to both introduce more protein and encourage our children to eat more variety.
Teaming veggies/nuggets/fruit/bread with dip can make all more appealing.
Hummus is a great option from a nutritional stand-point - chickpeas are even one of our 5 A Day :)
But there is also yoghurt. Perfect for dipping fruit into. But also why not carrots or cucumber?
And don't be bound by traditional dips. What about softened peanut butter? It's a good source of protein and fats.
Team it with some salty soy sauce and you have a basic satay.
Tomato sauce is not a protein-rich dip ;) but it often does encourage children to eat something they normally wouldn't. If this is the case it's a great bridge for increasing variety.
If dips aren't on the menu yet give them a whirl and let me know how you go!
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.