+-
Instead of packing a sandwich, give your kids (Credit: Doug Young)

Instead of packing a sandwich, give your kids a healthy dip or spread along with vegetables and whole grain chips, pretzels, crackers, and vegetables suggests Sag Harbor writer Lauren Chattman. (Aug. 7, 2011)

Pack healthy dips for schoolkids

A great thing about giving your kids a dip or spread for lunch: it's healthy food disguised as fun food. The following recipes take minutes to prepare and will keep for several days or up to one week in the refrigerator.

Sag Harbor writer Lauren Chattman's recipe for edamame
(Credit: Doug Young)

Sag Harbor writer Lauren Chattman's recipe for edamame dip with rice crackers is a healthy alternative for a school lunch or snack. (Aug. 7, 2011)

Sag Harbor writer Lauren Chattman's recipe for pimiento
(Credit: Doug Young)

Sag Harbor writer Lauren Chattman's recipe for pimiento cheese dip (made with low-fat mayonnaise) with celery sticks and whole grain pretzels is a healthy alternative for a school lunch or snack. (Aug. 7, 2011)

Sag Harbor writer Lauren Chattman's recipe for peanut
(Credit: Doug Young)

Sag Harbor writer Lauren Chattman's recipe for peanut butter hummus with pita chips is a healthy alternative for a school lunch or snack. (Aug. 7, 2011)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Sag Harbor writer Lauren Chattman's recipe for whipped
(Credit: Doug Young)

Sag Harbor writer Lauren Chattman's recipe for whipped goat cheese with whole grain crackers and cherry tomatoes is a healthy alternative for a school lunch or snack. (Aug. 7, 2011)

Sag Harbor writer Lauren Chattman's recipe for avocado
(Credit: Doug Young)

Sag Harbor writer Lauren Chattman's recipe for avocado and yogurt dip (with corn chips and veggies) is a healthy alternative for a school lunch or snack. (Aug. 7, 2011)

Instead of packing a sandwich, give your kids
(Credit: Doug Young)

Instead of packing a sandwich, give your kids a healthy dip or spread along with vegetables and whole grain chips, pretzels, crackers and vegetables, suggests Newsday columnist Lauren Chattman. Her nieces Cara and Grace agree. (Aug. 7, 2011)

Subscribe to the Feed Me Newsletter for the latest restaurant news, recipes and recommendations.

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.