Everyone will love this Weight Watchers Zesty Ranch Dip Recipe – did I mention it is only 0 Points on the Weight Watchers Freestyle program?! I am ALL about the snacks; the salty, sweet and yes the crunchy. Sometimes all my motivation for getting through the day and a workout is contingent upon the fact that I know I have a special snack waiting for me upon completion of said workout.
And don’t we all deserve to treat our taste buds every once in a while? Well if you are looking for a twist to your usual snack routine- and whether you are someone who loves to snack or if you’re just looking to add some flair to your soups or salads, you’re in luck! If you are trying to get more veggies into your diet this Weight Watchers Zesty Ranch Dip Recipe – 0 Points is the perfect veggie dip! I’m also trying to get my kids to eat more veggies and the way I’m trying to do that is to include my kids in food prep. It’s true including the kids in cooking meals requires time, patience, and some extra clean-up, especially when the children are younger. But many experts think it is well worth the effort. Some of these long and short term benefits: Involving children in meal planning, shopping, and food preparation can help get them interested in trying healthy foods they might normally turn their noses up at. Kids are more likely to sit down to a family meal when they helped prepare it. Parents get to spend quality time with their kids. Kids aren’t spending time in front of the TV or computer while they’re cooking. Learning to cook is a skill your children can use for the rest of their lives. Kids who learn to eat well may be more likely to eat healthfully as adults. Positive cooking experiences can help build self-confidence. Open the lines of communication.
Kids having fun in the kitchen, elbow to elbow, are likely to interact with each other and with their parents. Cooking together gives parents and children time together to talk and share thoughts and stories and here are just a few tips to get you started:
#1 Try to prepare meals that include as many, fruits, vegetables, whole grains,
#2 Set out some washed and sliced fruits and vegetables to munch on, and nutritious or zero-calorie beverages to sip while you’re cooking. This means the children (and you!) will be less likely to nibble on the dinner ingredients while you work.
#3 Structure the work area so they are less likely to spill. You can also have them do their measuring with a jellyroll pan underneath to catch any spills.
#4 Remember that the easier dishes are to prepare, the more likely the kids will try making them again. Start with things like breads, muffins, pasta, smoothies, and fun sandwiches. Slowly work your way up to the fancier stuff.
So get talkin, cookin and whippin’ up some really tasty treats, and Keep reading for the recipe.
16 oz plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 ½ to 2 tbsp ranch dressing mix, to taste
¼ to ½ tbsp taco seasoning (make sure to choose a mix that has 0 grams of sugar)
- Mix all three ingredients until well combined.
- Refrigerate at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to mingle.
- Stir before serving.
- Serve with your favorite 0 Point vegetables for dipping.