Veggies or Fruit Pumpkin Dip Snack – Halloween or Thanksgiving

After finding a nice, small pumpkin with a flat bottom we were able to make this fun pumpkin dip snack. It’s great for dipping either veggies or fruit, making it nutritious too. **Unless this is for the family and half the neighborhood, use a small pumpkin.**

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Start by cutting off a small slice on the top of the pumpkin. Using big spoons and lots of fingers, scoop the strings and seeds out of the pumpkin. Save this in a container for later. Give the pumpkin a rinse, inside and out. Turn upside down and shake out the water. Dry off the outside and set on a tray.

For the veggie dip:

1. This uses a yogurt base. We like a thick, greek yogurt with a little honey. Thin the yogurt with a spoon or two of milk, either dairy or non-dairy. A sprinkle of cinnamon is good for warding off colds.

2. Cut fruit into slices or chunks. Apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, and pears are generally available at this time of year. Little hands can slice up the soft bananas using a dinner or plastic knife.

3. Pour the dip into the pumpkin and enjoy.

For a fruit dip:

1. This uses a yogurt base. We like a thick, greek yogurt with a little honey. Thin the yogurt with a spoon or two of milk, either dairy or non-dairy. A sprinkle of cinnamon is good for warding off colds.

2. Cut fruit into slices or chunks. Apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, and pears are generally available at this time of year. Little hands can slice up the soft bananas using a dinner or plastic knife.

3. Pour the dip into the pumpkin and enjoy.

fruit pumpkin dip snack

This is a simple idea for making a special Halloween (or Thanksgiving) treat. Kids like to help and feel included as part of the family or team. Cooking is quite a grownup activity. Not only are kids proud of their efforts, involving them in food prep encourages healthy food choices. Can you add this pumpkin dip snack to your cooking-with-kids recipe file?

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