Carrots and Dip!
Yogurt, also spelled yoghurt is a fermented milk product. The early inhabitants of Eastern Europe were probably the first to make a primitive from of yogurt. This occurred when the milk from their cows fermented in the heat. During the 1500's, yogurt was also used for medicinal purposes. Francois I was prescribed a type of yogurt to help his intestinal ailments. Yogurt is a healthy alternative to some high fat milk products. It is a good source of vitamin B, protein, and calcium. Use yogurt to add nutrition to this tasty dip.
fresh cleaned carrot sticks 1 cup plain yogurt 1 cup mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. dill weed 1 tsp. salt measuring cups and spoons bowl plastic spoon
What to do:
- If possible, print out these directions. Read them through before you begin.
- With your child, gather everything you'll need.
- Encourage your child to spoon the yogurt into the measuring cup and then put it into the bowl.
- Invite him to spoon the mayonnaise into the measuring cup and then put it into the bowl.
- Let him pour the dill weed and the salt into the measuring spoons. Together mix these ingredients into the bowl.
- Let him mix all of the ingredients together to make the dip.
- Then dip the carrots into the mixture.
- Enjoy sharing this snack together and talk about the different taste sensations.
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- What does this dip taste like?
- What other vegetables could we serve with this dip?
- What is your favorite vegetable? Why?