Adults can use extra dip as a spread for veggie wraps or sandwiches made with grated carrot, sliced cucumber, and lettuce.
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
How to Make It
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 bonusnatural peanut butter has much less added sugar and salt.