Dips are a great way to encourage fussy eaters to combine foods and also to bridge between one food and another.
Many children love separate food whether picky or not. It is a learned skill to mix and so it’s great if we can support that.
Using a chocolate sauce to dip a cookie into, can be easier than pasta with a sauce, for example.
Similarly, dips may be a challenge so using a treat-type dip like a chocolate sauce can support using others.
The choc sauce is delicious, simple and budget-friendly and has no scary ingredients.
It’s also fun!
Dip in fruit, cookies or serve with ice cream.
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 dessert sp of sugar (I used coconut sugar) – I like low-sugar recipes so add more to taste
¼ cup milk or water
½ tsp vanilla
Mix all well in a bowl except vanilla. Heat and stir to dissolve sugar (I used the microwave).
Use hot or cold
It will get thicker as it cools
Judith, MA Cantab, is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/