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Sweet and Savory Sauces

Give healthy snacks a blast of flavor with these sweet and savory sauces.

Whether for dipping or dunking, sloshing or soaking, these sweet and savory sauces are a great way to encourage your kids to eat their fruits and veggies. Next time you pack apple slices into their lunch add a container of peanut butter or honey. Hummus pairs well with carrots; sour cream and dill go great with celery. Ranch is a great fit for just about any veggie. For more sweet and savory sauces, consider this recipe below for a sweet dip that will make any fruit extra enticing.

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Sweet and Savory Sauces:

Hummus

Makes 1 cup
Prep time: Approx. 6 minutes

1 can chick peas drained
¼ cup tahini
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup lemon or lime juice
1 clove garlic (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
salt to taste (around ¼ teaspoon)

Put all ingredients in a food processor and process until creamy. You can experiment by mixing in any of the following: parsley, cilantro, marinated hot peppers, artichoke hearts or extra garlic.

Creamy Almond Yogurt Dip

Prep time: 5 minutes

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
½ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
1 6-ounce container plain yogurt
Pinch of salt

Beat together softened cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add yogurt, vanilla extract and almond extract and beat to combine. Serve with cut fruit.

What are your favorite sweet and savory sauces to dip fruit or vegetables in? Share your recipes yumfoodandfun.com/contact-us.

Recipe and photography by Laura Flowers

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