If we have a child that happilly eats yoghurt, then serving it up in a different way is always good.
If we have a child that’s not eating yoghurt yet, using a dip may just enable them to take a mini step.
Yoghurt can be sweet or savoury so we can have a dessert or a savoury food to dip into it.
If our child has a particular yoghurt they like then it makes sense to start with that (if we’re dipping carrots into strawberry yoghurt it’s okay!!)
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I have a plain yoghurt with either chopped fruit or veggies.
I also have a yoghurt and cucumber dip to go with a main meal or savoury snack. Yoghurt is perfect with chicken or other meat, with bread or with a curry. Using yoghurt as an additional option at the table that our child can eat if they have a selective diet can be a big plus.
Making a yoghurt dip
There are lots of different options but here are a few simple ones:
– A sweetened yoghurt
– Plain yoghurt + honey
– Plain yoghurt + banana (blended together)
– Plain yoghurt + sweetener + fruit
– Plain yoghurt + honey + salt
– Plain yoghurt + chopped cucumber (optional +garlic + salt)
– Plain yoghurt + herbs (optional + garlic + salt)
– Plain yoghurt + garlic + mint + salt
Judith 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/