If you’re looking for a quick and easy healthy snack recipe for kids – Then you’ll just LOVE these veggie sticks and dip pots, they’re quick, healthy and delicious!
Getting kids to eat healthy snacks can be super hard work.
I find these veggie stick and dip pots really appeal to the kids and help them get a portion of vegetables into their diet easily.
The kids love that these are just ready in the fridge to grab and go so they’re easy and low effort and for kids that’s often half the battle!
I fill them with a mix of bright veggies so they’re appealing to look at and eat.
The veggie sticks and dip pots are a brilliant healthy snack for kids to take to school!
How to make veggie sticks and dip pots
You can make up a whole batch of these in literally 10-15 minutes so it’s easy to squeeze in time to throw them together.
All you need to do is choose veggies the kids like or some you’d like them to at least try… chop them into batons, add a spoonful of dip to the bottom of the snack boxes – top up with veggie batons and pop them in the fridge.
I like to have these ready to grab and go because they help me to snack healthy too!
What vegetables are good for crudités?
- sliced broccoli florets
What can I dip vegetable sticks into?
Some delicious ideas for dips to include in your veggie stick and dip pots
- Peanut butter
- Tomato salsa
- Hummus (including flavoured hummus)
- Ranch dip
- Herby yogurt
- Tahini dip
- Cream cheese
Healthy snack ideas for kids
We’ve got more delicious healthy snack ideas for you to try…
- Fruit salad pots – little pots filled with bitesized seasonal fruits – make these up and keep them in the fridge ready to grab and go
- Owl toast – the cutest ever kids snack! Toasted muffin spread with peanut butter and a little fruity owl face.
- Breadsticks with hummus – homemade hummus is really easy and low cost too – one can of chickpeas will make enough hummus for 5-6 sandwiches.
- Peanut butter on wholegrain toast – you could add sliced banana or strawberries to this.
- Sliced apple and cheese cubes
- Yogurt and oatcakes
My tips for getting kids to eat healthy snacks
The best thing you can do to encourage kids to eat healthy snacks is to eat them yourself… if kids see you doing it then it encourages them to do it, naturally.
Make the healthy snacks appealing rather than a chore to eat and don’t create too much of a fuss around whether or not they eat them – food should be enjoyable not used as a bargaining tool or bribe.
Get kids involved in the kitchen, helping to choose and prepare healthy snacks then they’re more likely to want to eat them.
- 1/2 red pepper
- 1/2 green pepper
- 1/2 yellow pepper
- 1 large carrot
- 1/4 cucumber
- 3 tsp peanut butter
- 3 tsp tomato salsa Chop all the
- Chop all the vegetables into batons
- Add a spoonful of either peanut butter or tomato salsa in the bottom of the pots
- Fill each pot with vegetable batons so that they stand up in the dip.
- Pop the veggie pots into the fridge and eat within 2 days.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.