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Pack healthy dips for schoolkids

Instead of packing a sandwich, give your kids

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) Photo Credit: Doug Young

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
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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
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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
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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)

Sag Harbor writer Lauren Chattman's recipe for whipped
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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
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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
Photo 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)

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