Having something healthy (and tasty!) on hand is so important for me. If I don’t, I end up forcing Tim to go out and buy my favorite brownie from the grocery store’s bakery counter. At 9 o’clock at night. Okay, that’s mostly a pregnancy thing. But you can relate, right?
Lately, it’s been all about sweet things. I want them. I need them. I’m not into denying my body what it wants and needs, so I try to find the healthiest ways to honor those cravings. This sweet, healthy dip is perfect for that.
No one would ever guess (unless you tell them, but don’t do that) the base of this dip is white beans, making it a great source of protein, calcium, and iron. The dominant flavor is apple, and it is so good that I can eat it by the spoonful. I am actually doing that right now as I write this post. I’m going to go ahead and blame that one on pregnancy.
The baked cinnamon chips are wonderful, but if you don’t feel like baking chips, the dip is also good with fruit. I had some with sliced apples and it was fantastic. Meghan loved dipping her grapes into it. I’m thinking this would also be great as a topping on pancakes or drizzled on muffins. My head is spinning with possibilities.
I’m so glad the idea for this dip came to me because Meghan’s been hit or miss with beans lately, and she loves this dip. When her grapes were gone she had no problem using her finger to finish the rest of the dip. What can I say? She is her mother’s daughter.