Asian Peanut Dip

Asian Peanut Dip Recipe
Adults can use extra dip as a spread for veggie wraps or sandwiches made with grated carrot, sliced cucumber, and lettuce.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 2 tablespoons)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 122
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 7.7 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 3.8 g
Polyfat 2.5 g
Protein 5.4 g
Carbohydrate 7.4 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.4 mg
Sodium 131 mg
Calcium 19 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup reduced-fat, firm silken tofu
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 garlic clove, crushed

Preparation

1. Place all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 2 days.

for your toddler: Serve the dip with tender raw vegetables like pea pods and cucumber halves or slightly steamed sugar snap peas, carrot sticks, and broccoli florets.

nutrition note: peanut butter facts

Whether spread on a piece of whole-grain bread or an apple slice, peanut butter makes a satisfying meal or snack in a matter of minutes. Part of the reason it's so satisfying is because each tablespoon of peanut butter contains about 4 grams of protein and 8 grams of fat, most of which is heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. When buying peanut butter, be sure to choose one labeled "natural" to avoid the trans-fatty acids that come from partially hydrogenated oils, which can increase the LDL, or bad cholesterol, levels in your body. Another bonus¬ónatural peanut butter has much less added sugar and salt.

Patsy Jamieson,

Cooking Light First Foods,

Oxmoor House

August 2010
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