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Recipe: Peanut butter yogurt dip

Focused on Health - August 2012

peanut butter yogurt dip recipeDo your little ones refuse to eat fruits and vegetables? Don’t give in when they say no.

These plant-based foods are packed with nutrients that help strengthen kids’ immune systems and protect their cells from damage that can lead to cancer later in life.

Turn “no’s” in to “yes’s” by serving up bite-size fruit and vegetables, like blueberries, baby carrots and cucumber slices, with this yummy peanut butter yogurt dip. Even better: use favorite cookie cutter shapes on fruit like melon and pineapple to create fun fruit dippers.

This kid-friendly recipe is sure to please every tiny taste bud!

Ingredients
1 cup plain, low-fat yogurt
1/4 cup natural peanut butter

Directions
1. Put yogurt and peanut butter in a small bowl. Mix well.
2. Control portion sizes by dividing the dip into single-servings before feeding your kids. Measure out 1/4 cup servings and place into separate mini containers with lids.
3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
4. Serve with bite-sized fruit and/or veggies.

Yield: 5 servings

Each serving provides:
Calories: 106
Total fat: 7 grams
Protein: 5.4 grams
Sodium: 94 milligrams

Related links
Recipe: Peanut butter grahams (MD Anderson)

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