Monday, March 19, 2012

Apple Dip

We have been looking for healthy snack options that will stick with Seth.  I found a recipe on Pinterest that linked to this article for a healthy Apple Dip and decided to try it.  The kids and I like it a lot, Mark not so much.  But 3 out of 4 counts as a win in my book.  (I'll update the stats when Ashlyn comes home for the summer...even though she doesn't comment on my blog.)

After our initial mix...we modified it to our taste and ended up with the recipe below.  Please note, we just got back from a sweet laden vacation and I think our taste buds are on overdrive.  The recipe calls for 1/2T honey, but I couldn't handle how bitter it was.  The next time I make it, after we have been home and weaned off sweets again, I will keep trying it with reduced amounts of honey to further bring down the carb count.

Almond Butter Yogurt Dip  

1 Cup Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (we used Fage)= 9 Carbs
1/2 Cup Almond Butter= 32 Carbs
2 Tbsp Honey= 34 Carbs
1/8 tsp Cinnamon= 0 Carbs
 Total Carb Count 75

We divided this into 7 servings, so it worked out to 10.7 carbs per serving which we rounded up to 11.  An apple the size of your fist is 15 carbs, so combined with the dip, this is a 26 carb snack.  I know it's a little higher, most snacks are recommended at 15 but Seth is getting so tired of the same ole snacks. I need to do something to make it different for him.  And tonight, I had Seth and Leah split an apple with a serving of the dip and they were both satisfied.

What I REALLY like is that the Yogurt has 23g of protein for 1C and the Almond Butter has 24g of protein for the 1/2C we used, which I am hoping means that it will stick with Seth, my growing boy, a lot longer.  That means each serving has almost 7g of protein.  I'll take it!


  1. Mmm, sounds yummy, we'll have to try that!

  2. Sounds super yummy!
    I love dipping apples, so having another option would be great. Might even get the girls to try it, too...they both love yogurt and Bean adores almond butter. :)

  3. Sounds good! Thanks for sharing. I am always looking for high protien snacks!

  4. I just like the fact that you got a mom guilt trip in on Ashlyn along with a healthy snack for the other two. WIN/WIN!