Dip Dips and Spreads

Dip Dips & Spreads

Dips are a great way to liven up steamed vegetables, as well as incorporating a variety of additional ingredients and nutrients. They also present an opportunity for a great amount of fun for your little one. Serve them in a little dish on a dinner plate,  show him/her how to ‘dip dip’ and watch as they start experimenting with their food.

Mila is usually with me in the kitchen when I am cooking and more often than not she will eat the dips and spreads by the spoonful straight out of the food processor! I encourage this interaction – it is quality time for us, and it is generally the only way she willingly tries new foods.

The spreads have been a really useful way for me to include vegetables in Mila’s diet as she is not too keen on eating hers straight off a plate. Blend them, spread them onto a ‘toastie’ or cracker – and ta da, she loves them!

All the dips and spreads can be frozen, so you can make a big batch, freeze in ice cube trays and defrost as needed.

The recipes from the “Dip Dips & Spreads” Chapter in Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics

Mila's Meals Egg-free Mayonnaise
Mila's Meals Hummus
Mila's Meals Veggie Spread
Mila's Meals Chicken Liver Pate
Mila's Meals Snoek Pate
Mila's Meals Chocolate Spread Recipe

RECIPES FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Pesto, No-Dairy Cheese Sauce, Egg-free Mayonnaise, All Good Tomato Sauce, Hummus, Nut Butter, Veggie Spread, Chicken Liver Pâté, Snoek Pâté, Guacamole, Chocolate Spread, Date Jam, Strawberry Jam.



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