3 Toddler Approved Yogurt Dips for Veggies

Struggling to get your toddler to eat their vegetables? Homemade yogurt dips for veggies to the rescue! These three dip recipes are easy, healthy, and delicious. Your toddlers and big kids will be so excited to dive in and chow down!


Struggling to get your toddler to eat their vegetables? I hear you. Homemade yogurt dips for veggies to the rescue! These three dip recipes are easy, healthy, and delicious. Your toddlers and big kids will be so excited to dive in and chow down! #kidfriendly #snacks

Toddlers absolutely love flavorful dips for veggies, fruit, french toast sticks, crackers, fingers, you name it, toddlers love to dip anything and everything. 

I think this is partly due to the fact that they love making big ass messes, but I also think that they absolutely love being in charge. 

'Meeeee, do it' is one of Parker's favorite phrases these days. It's fun, so fun.

But when I give her a tasty dip, she goes crazy for it and will eat about a zillion more veggies then if I don't give her a dip at all. The reason, she's in charge - she can dip, not dip, eat her dip with a spoon (or her fingers) and she loves that freedom. 

It's a simple act, but somedays/anyday I'll do anything to get her to eat more veggies. 

These 3 dips are toddler approved and have been on constant repeat in our house for weeks now and they are all made with protein rich yogurt for even more nutrients.  

Here's what we have going on here - 

Ranch Yogurt Hummus Dip is full of healthy yogurt, fiber rich chickpeas, a little squeeze of lemon and some dashes of onion powder, garlic, dill and parsley. 

Spinach Basil Yogurt Dip is full of probiotic rich yogurt, spinach, pesto and a little lemon juice. 

Wait, did you even just catch it? I 'hide' a big serving of spinach in a dip and called it a toddler dip. Tricky, I know. 

Thai Peanut Yogurt Dip is full of, you guessed it, protein rich yogurt, peanut butter, soy sauce, ginger and garlic. A fun global taste for your little adventurer.

You can pair any of these dips with your toddler's favorite veggies. Some of our favorites are carrot sticks, celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, cut cucumbers, pepper sticks, snap peas and broccoli florets. You can use whatever you have in the fridge or better yet, let your little one be in charge and let them pick out their own veggies. 

Better they pick, then them all ending up on the floor.  

3 Toddler Approved Veggie Dips

Ranch Yogurt Hummus Dip

1 15-oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup plain yogurt*
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon dried dill
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions
1. In a blender or food processor, add in all of the ingredients and process on high for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth. 
2. Spoon into small dipping bowl and serve with your child's favorite veggies. I also like to swirl a little olive oil on top before serving for some extra healthy fats, but this is completely optional. 

* Note on yogurt - you can use standard yogurt or Greek yogurt in this recipe, but please note when using standard yogurt the dip will be a little runny at first. Place dip in fridge for 30 minutes to allow it to firm up before serving. Also, I like to use full-fat yogurt to put more flavor in the dips and to also provide a source of healthy fat into my toddler's diet. 

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Processing Time: 1-2 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings
Storage: 1 week in air-tight container in fridge

3 Toddler Approved Veggie Dips

Spinach Basil Yogurt Dip

1 cup plain yogurt*
1/2 cup packed spinach, thawed from frozen
1/4 cup pesto, homemade or store-bought
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 garlic clove
salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
1. In blender or food processor, add in all of the ingredients and pulse until all ingredients are incorporated and spinach is broken down. If you little one isn't the biggest spinach fan, process for 1-2 minutes on high until completely smooth. 

* Note on yogurt - you can use standard yogurt or Greek yogurt in this recipe, but please note when using standard yogurt the dip will be a little runny at first. Place dip in fridge for 30 minutes to allow it to firm up before serving. Also, I like to use full-fat yogurt to put more flavor in the dips and to also provide a source of healthy fat into my toddler's diet. 

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Processing Time: 1-2 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings
Storage: 1 week in air-tight container in fridge

3 Toddler Approved Veggie Dips

Thai Peanut Yogurt Dip

1/2 cup peanut butter (can also use sunbutter for a nut free option)
1/2 cup yogurt*
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried ginger
1/4 teaspoon red curry paste (optional)

Instructions
1. In a blender, food processor or medium bowl, add all ingredients and stir or process until smooth. 

* Note on yogurt - you can use standard yogurt or Greek yogurt in this recipe, but please note when using standard yogurt the dip will be a little runny at first. Place dip in fridge for 30 minutes to allow it to firm up before serving. Also, I like to use full-fat yogurt to put more flavor in the dips and to also provide a source of healthy fat into my toddler's diet. I used regular plain yogurt when making this recipe for the photo and you can see how it isn't as firm as the other dips. After I let it sit for an hour, it was much thicker and easier for Parker to dip her veggies in. 

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Processing Time: 1-2 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings
Storage: 1 week in air-tight container in fridge