ECKnox Baby Foodie Recipe: Dips

Another quick and dirty…er…easy recipe to make your babies into foodies.

I struggle with saying no CONSTANTLY, especially when my kids are strangely ravenous about 4 minutes before dinner is served.

Parenting hack #1 - if they’re hungry after 4:30 PM (depending on when you eat…let’s say 2 1/2 hours before you eat dinner) ONLY let them snack on vegetables. That’ll help show whether they’re really hungry or just bored.

Let’s role-play. It’s now 4:31.

Kid: Daddy? I’m hungry.

Me: Here’s broccoli.

Kid: I’m not hungry, anymore.

Me: Cool.

(Two minutes later.)

Kid: Daddy? I’m hungry.

Me: Here’s a cucumber slice.

Kid: OK. (eats it.)

5 minutes later.

Kid: Daddy? Can I have another cucumber stick?

Me: (stunned)

You’re welcome.

And to encourage veggies and slow the roll on the crackers, try these easy recipes to encourage diverse eating and impress the other parents:

Recipe for Sun-Dried Tomato/Goat Cheese Dip

Let’s make this easy - blend 5 oz goat cheese, 1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes, and a nice big ol’ glug of olive oil (add more oil or water to reach your desired consistency.)

Enjoy.

Recipe for Cannellini Bean Dip

1 Can Cannellini Beans

1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar

1/4 Cup olive oil

Season to your taste (pepper? Sure. Rosemary? Perhaps. Salt? Nah.)

Directions for Cannellini Bean Dip

Rinse the beans then combine with all other ingredients in bowl and blend.

Serve with sliced vegetables or crackers or spread on toast.


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