It’s not here yet but from the way I hear moms talking, they can’t wait for it to happen: the first school bus of the season to roll on up. In anticipation of this momentous event, I’ve got three über versatile dips as must-haves for bento box style lunches, like mini-canapés for little fingers, they also make perfect nibbles for adults too.
Pass on the cheese ball, or keep the cheese ball but add this healthier, oh-so-simple, savory cheesy spread. The Roasted Red Pepper Dip is perfect for entertaining and lovely when layered with roasted vegetables for a tasty vegetarian sandwich. I devour it on warm pita bread. Really. Don’t come between me, this dip and warm pita. (Psst… you will be saving calories by using a soft cheese, like feta, versus devouring a cheese ball made with hard cheese and calorie-dense cream cheese.)
The Avocado dip or dressing is perfect as a dipper for a quick veg snack but it would be great on a grilled quesadilla or in a burrito. Better yet, make a BLT salad and use this recipe as a dressing.
Lastly, the Creamy Peanut Butter Dip. You will crave this after your first nibble. You are welcome. This is perfect for grown-ups and little ones. Don’t stop with apple dipping. Slather it over a wrap and before rolling it up, add some banana. After school snack? Three o’clock slump snack? Yes and yes.
I gave you the basics and have faith you can take it from here. Grab a bag of whole wheat mini-bagels, tortillas, pitas or use kale or lettuce as a wrap and get creative!
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