You may think this Cheese Chive Mayo Dip recipe is unusual for adding into the recipe section, but with my kids, anything to encourage the kids to eat more of their 5 a day, their veggies at lunch time is a great thing. I have found that dips such as this really help and encourage them to crunch on healthy snacks without really thinking about it. They just love to dip. Even as little people experimenting with finger food, it’s a great way for them to dip their snacks and veggies into. Cheese Chive Mayo Dip is a delicious dip, great with melba toasts, snacks, or even the Mini Cheesy Sticks!
Cheese Chive Mayo Dip
- 100 ml low fat mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp natural yogurt
- 75 g Cathedral City Mature Lighter
- 2 spring onions finely chopped
- 2 tbsp chives chopped
- Spoon the mayonnaise and yogurt into a dish. Add the cheese, spring onion and chives and mix well.
- Serve with a selection of vegetables.
I find the key is to make it as easy as possible for the kids to eat the lunch in the lunch box. So chop up as much as you can into neat little sticks – carrots, mini sweetcorn, cucumber, celery, yellow pepper, red pepper. In my experience, the easier it is for the kids, the better it is for you, as the more they’ll eat.
An alternative healthy snack option if you prefer not to include this in their lunch box, is to have a snack station for when they come in from school. Prepare all the snacks, ie chopped up veggies, such as cucumber, carrot, pepper into sticks. Cover in the fridge until ready. Make up the cheese chive mayo dip. Pop that in the fridge. As soon as the kids come in from school, grab the snack station, pop it on the table, and get the kids to dip and snack on the pre-prepared veggies.
Let me know what snacks you give your kids or if you have any snacking ideas to share. I love hearing from you.
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