A lot of parents tell me that they're close to giving up on their kids to eat their vegetables. I'm not saying that it's the easiest feat to accomplish, but when parents hang in there and make the extra effort, seeing their little one chomping down happily on a nutritious veggie is a very rewarding and satisfying experience. When I prepare vegetables for my kids (which is daily), I often try to utilize a bit of fun to encourage them to eat more then just one or two bites. I've got lots of veggie methods_ I roast them up with a bit of maple syrup, slice them thin and bake up chips, add a sprinkle of zesty herbs, let the kids squirt something yummy on them like Braggs or even add a delicious dip.

When I was a kid, Ranch was one of my favorite dressings, but it usually came straight out of a store-bought squeeze bottle, loaded with additives. This weelicious Ranch Dip recipe recreates that great taste I used to love, but is incredibly fresh, healthy and just s creamy. If you're a parents who's had an uphill battle getting your kid to eat veggies, try serving up this recipe before dinner when the kids are really hungry and want something to munch on. You can put it out with an assortment of cut up veggies like carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, cucumbers or sugar snap peas. I find that if I just start eating a bit on my own (without saying a thing to the kids), shortly after they are mimicking what I'm doing, dipping away and enjoying every last bite!


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Ranch Dip (Makes 1/3 Cup)

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

gluten free


  • 1/4 Cup Yogurt (I use Greek Yogurt)
  • 2 Tbsp Vegansaise or Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Chives, chopped
  • 1 Tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 Tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tsp onion powder
  • kosher salt to taste


1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
2. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.