This Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe is not only delicious and kid friendly, but a healthy veggie dip you can feel good about. Layer this ranch dip with Jackson’s Honest chips and veggies of all colors to make a fun and interesting rainbow veggie platter. The Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe is the perfect addition to encourage kids to try new vegetables of all colors without the hassle. Make a large rainbow veggie platter for a party or a miniature version just for a fun kids’ veggie snack plate. Either way your kids will love being able to dip and enjoy while you can feel like you’re giving them a wholesome, nutrient dense option.
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Can we spend a second talking about kids and dip?
Oh boy. I always heard that kids love to dip their foods, but I’d never really subscribed to the notion myself. Mostly because I can be lazy sometimes and I really didn’t want to deal with the mess that is kids playing with a dip.
Have you ever seen a not-quite-2-year-old after he’s been given a dollop of dip? It ain’t pretty, people.
That being said, a few weeks ago Owen insisted on sitting on my lap while I was eat (because of course he did) and I came to realize the kid loved dressing. And by that I mean, he was willingly eating romaine, kale, and spinach because it had creamy dressing. Ding ding ding! <- let’s just call that my mental “duh” alarm.
After some research and experimenting, I realized my boys were obsessed with what ended up being this Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe. They liked when I added to to anything, but most of all they loved when I gave them the chance to dip things into it!
Which is how we have come to this rainbow veggie platter and Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe – a super simple way to encourage your kids to try new vegetables in a really comfortable way. Make a full veggie platter for a meal or a party or keep it simple with a rainbow veggie snack plate for each kid. They’ll love it either way!
My favorite part of this veggie platter might be the chips, though, if I’m being honest. I mean, who doesn’t love chips! And these chips are even better because I’m able to remove a bunch of my concerns when it comes to giving my kids chips, like, ew, what is in these and am I a bad mom for giving my kids deep fried stuff?
You see, Jackson’s Honest chips aren’t your typical fried chips – Jackson’s Honest provides nutrient dense foods for your family. Slowly cooked in coconut oil, Jackson’s Honest uses Non-GMO potatoes, Real Salt from ancient salt beds in Utah, organic corn, and a proprietary process to offer incredibly nutrient dense snacks. As they say on their website, to them, nutrient sense means to, “pack the most traditionally nourishing fats, proteins, and carbohydrates into food as possible. This means coconut oil not canola oil; maple sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup; butter instead of margarine.”
I think that’s something we can all agree is a good thing.
Don’t believe that these chips can be ‘good’ for you? Check out these Honest Facts about the ingredients in Jackson’s Honest chips and learn about lauric acid, healthy fats, antioxidants, and vitamins that are packed into Jackson’s Honest products – naturally.
And even better? They’re amazing when dipped in a healthier dip, like this Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe and bring some fun to snacks, like my rainbow veggie platter.
Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip Recipe
This Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip recipe is a healthier take on a kid favorite. Use as an easy way to get your kids to try new vegetables, like in this rainbow veggie platter.
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 cup Greek yogurt plain
- .5 tsp salt to taste
- .25 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbs finely chopped dill (see notes)
Mix together all ingredients.
Taste - add more salt if desired.
Serve cold with chips and fresh veggies. The longer this sits, the better it tastes!
*you can also use dried dill weed - go for about 1 tsp.
How to create a Rainbow Veggie Platter with Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip
The actually assembly of this veggie platter is simple – if you can remember the old “ROY G BIV” acronym you’re gold.
Start on a large platter and fill up small cups with your Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe that we just made above. I used 2 small silicone muffin cups, but you can use any kind of small dish.
Add a layer of Jackson’s Honest red corn tortillas as your first layer. You could also use the Rippled Red Heirloom chips which are an even more beautiful red color and really hold up to dips well.
Next add your orange layer – I did baby carrots, but you could use orange bell pepper or even Jackson’s Honest sweet potato chips.
For yellow, I used Jackson’s Honest Yellow Corn Tortilla chips which are not only the most delicious corn chips I’ve ever enjoyed, but the color is amazing. Add celery and cucumbers for your green layer and pile on Jackson’s Honest Blue Corn Tortilla Chips and purple carrots as the finish to your rainbow.
Add cauliflower florets around your ranch dip as clouds and fill in any bare spots on your rainbow veggie with grape tomatoes and additional veggies and chips as needed.
Tips for creating a Rainbow Veggie Platter
- Decide on your colors (and which chips and veggies will create them) ahead of time and prep the correct sizes for munching.
- Find a good sizes platter. I used one with handles but a normal cookie sheet would also be fine.
- If creating this rainbow veggie platter, you want 2 spots for dip. I used blue silicone cups to hold them so they would blend well with the cloud/sky theme,
- Lay down the ‘big’ stuff first (large veggies + chips) to get the general size and shape set before going back and filling in with smaller things like grape tomatoes.
And there you have it! A really simple rainbow veggie platter that would be perfect for any party you’re having. It would also be a fun and different lunch or snack – make the platter and use it as an opportunity to introduce your kids to new veggies and flavors in a fun and accessible way. Challenge them to try at least one bite of each color and you’ll be amazed at the new things they’ll be willing to try!
I even made a smaller version as a veggie snack plate for my boys afternoon snack. They attacked it and barely any was left over! They loved dipping all of the different veggies into the dip – I promise that this Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe is a keeper! Not only is it a flavor that is super kid friendly (hello, ranch everything – I can’t be the only one!) but it’s super simple and way better than the stuff you find in the bottle.
Okay so tell me – would your kids like this Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip Recipe? Have you ever tried Jackson’s Honest chips? Let me know in the comments!
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