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I believe there is no better way to teach children to eat healthy foods than to involve them in meal and snack preparation. Given the option, many children will often choose fruit over junk food when it is readily made available to them. This Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is a commonly made accompaniment to fruit of all kinds, and it can help make fruit even more enticing to youngsters. Make it even more fun by choosing different colored fruit for different occasions – the recipe below was made around St. Patrick’s Day so green was the color chosen.
Young children would not be able to manage the cutting involved, but most would be able to assemble the fruit on party picks or skewers. Learning new skills and mastering kitchen tasks can be a big self-esteem builder for children… and few children can refuse to try something they have helped to prepare.
Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
- 1/2 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
- Food coloring (optional)
- In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with a mixer until fluffy
- Add marshmallow creme and vanilla extract
- Mix until all ingredients are well blended
Optional: a few drops of food coloring may be blended in to add desired color to the fruit dip.
Serve with your favorite fresh fruit – and keep in mind different colors for different occasions. Have fun!
By: Anita ‘Recipe Queen’ Stafford – See Original Post Here