Healthy Ranch Dip Recipe

Healthy Waltham has been teaching kids at the Prospect Hill Terrace Learning Center about healthy snacks! The Learning Center is an after school program for kids age 5-12 who live in Waltham’s low income housing community. We’ve made fruit platters, granola, hummus, homemade microwave popcorn (just regular popcorn kernels in brown paper bags with assorted spice toppings) and veggie platters with this homemade low-calorie ranch dip. The Learning Center program is supported by Hannaford and the Vela Foundation.

This yummy recipe was a big hit with the kids! Cooking with kids is fun, and a great way to get them excited about trying new, healthy foods.


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1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

¼ cup buttermilk

¼ olive oil

2 Tablespoons lemon juice or apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon mustard

1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped

1 scallion (green onion), chopped

1 Tablespoon dill, chopped

1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped

¼ teaspoon of pepper pinch of salt



1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

2. Top with more chopped herbs for garnish (optional).

3. Serve with vegetable sticks or whole grain crackers or pita chips.



2 tablespoons per serving, 1 serving contains: Calories (kcal) 83, Fat (g) 7 Saturated Fat (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 1, Carbohydrates (g) 3 Dietary Fiber (g) 0, Total Sugars (g) 3, Protein (g) 2, Sodium (mg) 40

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