My toddler has only ate a palm size of macaroni and cheese
and a few chicken nuggets and its 2 pm! I am stressed and feel bad that my darling growing boy is not getting all the antioxidants he needs to be at optimal health! What is a mamma to do? Be SNEAKY of course (wink)! A spoon full of dip makes the veggies go down (sing that to the Mary Poppins tune) effortlessly! I love when I find new ways to increase produce intake for my family and I. My Vegetable Dill Dip
is quick and simple with a few surprise ingredients!
I feel like I am failing my family at times when I am not helping them to eat healthfully. Especially as a Registered Dietitian, I understand the power of the antioxidants we get in ample produce intake! A hectic lifestyle can throw a wrench in my good intentions! We are seeing an obesity epidemic in the United States with children developing disease states that used to be uncommon for them such as Type 2 Diabetes. We as parents need to and CAN MODEL healthy lifestyle by what food choices we eat and what we serve them! Our youth will learn from our example. This is a strong “why” for choosing health!
This Vegetable Dill Dip with Essential Oils
will help you increase produce intake in your family and takes minutes to make.
Dill Dip Ingredients:
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- 1 cup Mayo
- 2 T Minced Onion
- 1 tsp seasoning salt
- 1 T parsley flakes
- 2 Drops Dill oil
- Mix all ingredients and refrigerate over night.
- I chose to also add a drop of lemon oil and 1/2 tsp diced fresh dill
Uses and Benefits for Dill Essential Oil
- Very aromatic and can be used to flavor many foods such as salmon, soups and pickles.
- It may be beneficial in supporting healthy digestion.
- It may help maintain a calm and healthy demeanor.
- It may support healthy sleep cycles.
- May benefit the maintenance of a healthy urinary tract.
To name a few.
This dill essential oil is my surprise ingredient! Besides its many health benefits, click here for more on that, it has a yummy pickle aroma and flavor I so love to smell and taste. When you see your kiddos munching down more antioxidant rich produce with this vegetable dill dip with essential oils you will be thanking me!
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