Snack time doesn’t need to be boring! It can be a time to jazz things up a bit. I can sometimes get in the habit of serving the same snacks again and again, we get busy, it happens. But, snack time can be an opportunity to incorporate learning foods and it is all about exposure.
In general I try to serve some familiar foods when I am serving new foods. I do believe in teaching variety, this snack is no exception. This is a fun dip you can even have your kiddo help you make, it is so simple.
Brownie batter dip is spiked with some sweetness, but also includes a good amount of growing foods. The added fiber and protein makes it more satisfying and filling, a bonus for small tummies. Plus, it is a dip, so it is fun and can help with fine motor development.
This brownie batter dip includes beans and almond butter, so it is smooth and thick, perfect for dipping. It can be paired with different kinds of fruit and crackers. You could even put the fruit on skewers and really make it novel. I have been known to serve it during playdates, so even the adults can partake. A real crowd pleaser of a recipe.
Here’s to making snack time an opportunity! Hope you and your littles enjoy this one!
Healthy Brownie Batter Dip
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons cacao powder
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
Add you almond milk to the bottom of a high powered blender (of a food processor).
Add remaining ingredients and blend on high for 1-2 minutes until mixture is smooth.
Remove and serve with fruit.
Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
Ashley Munro, RD, CDE is an Arizona-based registered dietitian, chef, and certified Intuitive Eating counselor who helps others heal their relationship with food by letting go of diet rules and learning to accept their bodies. Through delicious cooked meals and recipes, Ashley shares her passion for food freedom, cooking, and family at her blog, Ashley Munro Nutrition.