I'm part of the Hidden Valley Ranch parents panel and I am paid to occassionally blog about how to get kids to eat more veggies.
Can't get kids to eat their veggies? You might want to try a dip like hummus, sour cream, yogurt, or yes, even ranch dressing. Thankfully, my kids (ages 7 and 9—jury is still out on the baby) love vegetables and I think it has to do, in part, with them going through a "dipping" phase.
There was a time when it seemed like everything they ate needed to be dipped in something else before consumption. Now they will eat vegetables cooked every which way from roasted to raw, but there is definitely a scientific reason why a dip like ranch dressing could help kids to eat more of their veggies.
I love to make my ranch dressing "from scratch," using the Hidden Valley packets, non-fat milk, and Best Foods/Hellman's light mayonnaise, just like my mom did. It remains to this day, my kids' favorite (and my favorite) dip.
This cute infographic shows how a dip like ranch dressing just might help kids to eat more veggies.
What are your kids' favorite dippers and veggies to dip?