This month I am teaming up with the American Dairy Association to create a delicious Back to School Dairy Fuel recipe! This delicious Pumpkin Pie Dip is made with Greek Yogurt and perfect in lunchboxes or as an after school snack!
So, I’ve finally progressed to only making two lunches a day, since my older two now make their own. My kids aren’t huge fans of buying lunch at school, so it’s important in our house to have a variety of choices when making lunch.
Soups and sandwiches are always a hit. But sometimes, cheese and crackers are the lunch choice. I’m always trying to give them something new, and this week, pumpkin pie dip was a big hit!
Not only is the dip filled with all that delicious, vitamin packed Pumpkin, but it’s also made with Greek Yogurt! I love using Greek Yogurt in recipes, it adds a tasty kick of protein! In today’s dip, I used Vanilla Greek Yogurt, but you can substitute plain if that’s all you have on hand!
We ate our dip with pretzels and apple slices. I also baked up some healthier cinnamon/sugar chips! This dip was not only a great after school snack, but it served well in their lunches too! Come September, I’m sure you are noticing me breaking out the pumpkin (here on the blog and on instagram)! It’s no surprise to my kids either that I go a little pumpkin crazy!
But I didn’t hear anyone complaining about this dip! It’s also the perfect snack to serve on Thanksgiving (or even Black Friday as you’re scouring the sale ads)!
The American Dairy Association wants to remind you about a few facts:
- Milk is the single greatest source of three of the four nutrients the Dietary Guidelines identified as lacking in the American diet – calcium, vitamin D and potassium.
- Experts recommend three servings of low fat or fat-free dairy foods every day, yet most of us need to add one daily serving of nutrient-rich dairy to help meet recommendations.
- Enjoying healthy dairy snacks between meals can help you reach three servings of dairy foods every day, keep hunger in-check and stay energized throughout the day.
- Together, milk, cheese and yogurt provide a unique nutrient package of nine essential nutrients that help Americans improve overall diet quality.
- Dairy foods are a tasty, convenient and cost-effective way to power up with protein throughout the day. On average, one serving of milk, cheese or yogurt provides eight grams of high quality protein.
Basically, I think they are saying, EAT YOUR PUMPKIN PIE DIP, it’s good for you! They also might encourage you to check out this list of 33 Healthy Snacks!
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**This is a sponsored post on behalf of the American Dairy Association, Mideast. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions expressed are 100% my own!