Sweet and creamy with the delicious flavors of pumpkin pie, this Healthy Pumpkin Spice Dip is actually packed full of protein and is a healthy dip you can feel good about giving to your kids!
Healthy Dips For Kids
Kids will definitely eat fruits and veggies by themselves, but if they have a dip they are more likely to try different fruits and veggies and eat more of them. The truth is though, that sometimes kids love the dip more than they like the food they are dipping? It seems like what ends up happening is that they dip the fruit or veggie and then just lick the dip off! The problem is, a lot of the common ‘kid’ dips aren’t very healthy: ketchup, ranch, bbq sauce, fry sauce.
The good news is that there are a lot of dips that you can make that are healthy! This healthy Pumpkin Spice dip is definitely one of them! My kids love hummus and so I decided to put a fall twist on this Pumpkin Spice Dip Recipe. Think of this dip as a really delicious hummus – that is actually sweet! You can whip this up in about 10 minutes. It stores well in the fridge for about a week. Make it once, eat and repeat……….just the eating part 😉
How to Make Healthy Pumpkin Spice Dip
This dip is so easy! To start, put everything into your food processor. If you have a powerful blender and you want it really smooth, then you could use your blender over a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy.
That is it! We like to serve this dip with crunchy sweet/tart apples like Granny Smith. You could also dip toasted whole grain bread, crackers, and pears. You can also just eat it with a spoon……..like some people around our house did.
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15 ounce chickpeas (garbanzo beans), canned1 cup pumpkin, canned1/4 cup almond butter2 tablespoon oil3 tablespoon honey1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/8 teaspoon nutmeg1/8 teaspoon cloves, ground1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ginger, ground
2 medium pear2 medium apple
Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and mix until smooth.
Serve with sliced pears and apples.
Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 597mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 34g