Its summer and school's out! If your kids are bored, why not take them to a local farm?
We are lucky to live in an area surrounded by agriculture. Did you know many farms even let you pick your own produce? Teaching your kids about where food comes from and encouraging them to help prepare it, gets them excited to try new food.
Most of the food we eat is grown between July and October. That means the summer months are a great time to try a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. Try them on their own or pair them with a delicious dip! As an afternoon snack, dessert at a backyard BBQ or an addition to Sunday morning brunch this creamy, chocolate fruit dip will not disappoint.
Made with Greek yogurt and almond butter, this dip is packed with protein. It tastes great served with your favourite fruit and is sure to be a hit with the kids!
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp. of maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch sea salt
How to make:
1. In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients until well combined
2. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving
3. Serve with some fruit for a tasty snack or dessert
Brianne Skinner, BASc
Brianne graduated from the University of Guelph and majored in Applied Human Nutrition. She is currently completing her dietetic internship with London Health Sciences Centre to become a Registered Dietitian. Brianne is excited to be expanding her knowledge of population health with the Perth District Health Unit as part of a 6-week placement.
Adapted from Shannon Crocker, RD