Toddlers love to play with their food. Dipping sauces make foods taste good and provide your child with an activity that makes meals and snacks more fun. Here are two recipes for yummy dipping sauces — one for fruits and another for veggies, tofu and meats.
Creamy Cranberry Dipping Sauce
- 3/4 cup 100 percent cranberry raspberry (or grape) juice
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
Place juice into a small saucepan. Boil until reduced to a syrup (about 3 tablespoons). Allow to cool. Add syrup to remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Chill and serve with a variety of fresh fruit slices.
Cranberry Mustard Dipping Sauce
- 1/2 cup jellied cranberry sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Combine ingredients in a small mixing bowl, whisking until smooth. Serve hot or at room temperature. Serve with raw/blanched veggies, baked tofu, chicken fingers or fish sticks.