I’m still carrying around the “extra holiday 5 pounds″ and haven’t quite mustered up the determination to completely alter my loose eating habits. The polar vortex and sub zero temperatures followed by regular old winter weather has continued to give us validation that the extra insulation isn’t so bad.
We had an amazing holiday break and a few weeks into the new year, I’m still not back in a routine. This weekend, I’m planning to return to weekly meal planning along with strategic grocery shopping so we can enjoy more interesting, healthy weeknight fare.
My little ones are always more likely to eat healthy snacks when they can help prepare the food and when it’s presented in an interesting way. This simple apple dip has become a favorite because it scores high on both counts. We have begun packing little plastic containers of this dip in school lunch and all the apple slices disappear with it! Recently, the girls made a fan of apple slices around an egg cup filled with dip and garnished it with some large pieces of cinnamon sugar from a grinder we have. So fancy, so delicious.
We’ve tried using maple syrup or flavoring it with vanilla but we always come back to the honey cinnamon. You’ll find it easier than ever to get your “apple a day” down the hatch.
Honey Cinnamon Apple Dip
1/4 cup light sour cream
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon honey (or more to taste)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (or more to taste)
Stir together sour cream and yogurt in a bowl. Add honey and cinnamon and combine. Serve with sliced apples.