The Everyday Veggie Tray and 3 Dip Recipes

My friend Sandra came over the other day and was telling me about her goal to eat more vegetables in 2012.  She stayed for lunch and happened to see the vegetable tray I use.  She liked it so much she put it on her shopping list.  It makes it super easy to eat a variety of vegetables, it is clear so it reminds you to eat your veggies, and it is quick to pull out for an afternoon snack.  It is called Condiments on Ice.  I bought it at amazon.com, but I think you can find it at various stores. Funny thing is, I have never put ice under it because I always get it back in the fridge before too long, however it is nice that it has many uses other than vegetables.

To help get those vegetables down (the ‘spoonful of sugar’ if you will), here are my three go-to dip recipes:

Nana’s Dill Vegetable Dip (shown in the picture)

1 C sour cream (can use low fat)
1 C mayonnaise (can use low fat, and less if you like)
1 T minced dried onion
1 T dried parsley flakes
1 t dill weed (not seed)
1 t seasoning salt

Mix and chill before serving with vegetables. This is a favorite!

Janelle’s Creamy Cashew Dip (Dairy Free, Raw, and Healthy!)

1 ½ C soaked cashews (cover with water for 2 hrs or so at room temperature, drain)
1 C water
4 t lemon juice
1 t sea salt (less if using table salt)
1 t onion powder
1 t garlic powder
1 t dill weed
(1 t Italian seasoning, but I have not added that before)

Blend in a blender.  Amazing!  I am sure you can really play with the seasonings.  It is “live & raw” and such a healthy dip to have with vegetables or bread.

Ranch Salad Dressing/Dip (From Family Feasts for $75 a Week, Mary Ostyn)

1/3 C mayonnaise (can use low fat)
1/4 C sour cream (can use low fat)
1/4 C milk (add more if you want a thinner consistency)
1 T white vinegar
1/2 t dried parsley
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t vegetable oil
1/2 t salt (or to taste)
1/4 – 1/2 t dried dill weed

Mix and chill before serving.  I usually make a double recipe.

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4 Comments to “The Everyday Veggie Tray and 3 Dip Recipes”

  1. Thanks for these veggie dip recipes, they look great! I pinned this page on pinterest. I’ve been trying several Ranch recipes and haven’t found the perfect one yet so I’m anxious to try this one.

    Thanks for all these great posts!

    Rachel

  2. Hellloooo my friend. Love your blog. Definitely will trying these dips out …. Trying to tame my sweet tooth!

  3. Such a great idea—easy to see and all together, with a yummy dip, will help us eat more of our veggies!!!!! 🙂

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