It’s no secret that kids are sometimes hesitant to try new foods, especially when it comes to vegetables. The good news is that when kids are part of the growing process– planning out the garden, planting the seeds, watering the plants, and eventually harvesting– kids are much more likely to taste what they have grown.
One of our favorite ways to introduce new veggies to kids is by serving them with a dip! Dips can be a non-intimidating way to get kids (and adults) to try new veggies. Even better, involve kids in the process of preparing a snack of fruits or veggies with a healthy, nutritious dip.
Some of our favorite dips include:
- Garden Pesto
- Homemade Ranch
- Radish Relish
- Green Onion Cream Cheese Dip
- Nut butters
While your veggies may not be ready to harvest quite yet, you can still incorporate the garden’s greens in your dips. Now is a good time to start thinning out your seedlings. Watch our “How to Thin Your Seedlings” video to learn more. Then, add the thinned microgreens to any of the savory dips above for added flavor and phytonutrients.
Want to more tips about dips for kids? Check out the Kids Eat in Color post about it.