Dip Recipes: Spicy Bean and Fruit Yogurt

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Roxanne Moore from Sodexo and helper, Emily, explain how to make two easy, healthy dip recipes for spicy bean dip and fruit yogurt dip.

    Roxanne Moore: Hi! I am Roxanne Moore from Sodexo and with me today is Emily and we are actually going to be making some fun recipes for you today. So, Emily let me ask you a question first, do you have any idea how many servings of fruits and vegetables kids your age should be eating every day? Emily: Maybe two off each.

    Roxanne Moore: That is a great guess. Kids your age should actually be eating about 2 to 3 cups worth of vegetables everyday and about 11/2 to 2 cups worth of fruits everyday. So do you think that's a lot?

    Emily: So at all. Roxanne Moore: I know it can seem like a lot and a little overwhelming when you have add that many fruits and vegetables to your diet, but the truth is it can be really easy as long as you can come with some creative ways to eat them. So one thing that you can do is actually make some dips for both your fruits and your vegetables and that's what I think we should do today. We should show folks how to make some fun dips at home, so can you get us started?

    Emily: Sure! Today we're going to be making a spicy white bean dip. So, now in a blender we will add minced garlic, 1 can of cannellini beans, 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon canola oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon ground blackpepper, and just a pinch of cayenne pepper and now we blend until it's smoothRoxanne Moore: Now this blender has really sharp blades, so I'll go ahead spoon the dip out. Emily: Top it off with some chopped parsley.

    Roxanne Moore: This looks great even better when it's surrounded by some crunchy vegetables and whole grain crackers. So, let's make another fun dip. What you have for us?

    Emily: Okay! We're going to be making for fruit yoghurt dip and it's really easy. You only need the ingredient. Roxanne Moore: That's fantastic! Let's get started. Emily: 1 cup of non-fat plain or vanilla yoghurt, 1 tablespoon of honey, and a 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, then all you do is mix it together, you can serve it as a dip with any cut up fruits that you like. I like it with kiwis, bananas, or strawberries.

    Roxanne Moore: And this is a great snack. Now see, isn't eating fruits and vegetables actually pretty easy. Thank you so much for coming here today and helping everyone learn how to make healthier snacks at home. We hope that you too will give these fun dips a try.