Wow, this Valentine’s week is ridiculously busy. Are you feeling overwhelmed too? I am looking forward the long weekend and will be taking a few day off of blogging to spend time with my kids. Here’s a look at my day yesterday… dropped the kids and dog off at school and doggy daycare, grabbed apples and water for 25 kids, went on a kindergarten field trip until noon, took care of the new chickens, did an hour of work, raced back to school for kindergarten pickup, then big kid pickup, then drove 4 girls to a Girl Scouts field trip, dropped the girls off at home afterwards, picked up the dog, and made dinner. Holy moly, there is just not time for making homemade Valentines and fancy treats in there.
That’s okay though, when life gets crazy I just simplify. We had a simple clean-out-the-fridge dinner and refueled with my favorite peanut butter dip and some fruit after the second field trip of the day. When I’m craving a healthier sweet treat, this peanut butter fruit dip is one of my go-to recipes. It’s so simple though, I’m not sure we can even call it a recipe. No measuring is needed. Just a bowl and three ingredients you probably already have. This peanut butter dip makes fruit more filling and adds a boost of protein. I used Greek yogurt, but this recipe is also easy to make vegan by simply swapping it for non-dairy coconut or almond based yogurt. Yogurt and peanut butter might sound a bit strange, but trust me, this dip tastes just like peanut butter cheesecake. Sometimes I even eat it with a spoon straight from the bowl for a high protein post-workout snack. Some cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips on top are also delicious.
Easy peasy peanut butter dip for fruit! This easy recipe takes about 30 seconds to stir up.
Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I thought it would be fun to make some chocolate dipped strawberries and fill them with the peanut butter dip! This was such a tasty update to the classic chocolate strawberries. The kids said they would prefer these filled with whipped cream, however. Goodness kids are hard to please in the food department!
Peanut Butter Fruit Dip
Nutritious fruit dip made with Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and honey.
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup, to taste
- sliced apples or other fruit for dipping
- In a small bowl, stir together peanut butter and yogurt. Sweeten to taste with honey or maple syrup. Serve with favorite fruit!
Yield: serves 4-6
Prep Time: 2 mins.
Total time: 2 mins.
Tags: vegetarian, snacks, food for kids
*Vegan Option: use non-dairy yogurt and maple syrup instead of honey.