Peanut Butter and Jelly Dippers: A “Sandwich” Alternative

Do you have kids who ONLY WANT PB&J?

Peanut Butter and Jelly Dippers a fun school lunch idea via

Sometimes changing up a classic is all it takes to keep lunch interesting. And with something as basic as the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, it gives you the opportunity to let the “sides” take center stage!

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Isn’t it funny when kids want the same peanut butter and jelly sandwich over and over again? Funny enough, I often see it as an opportunity to introduce new treats and things with this popular lunch.

In this lunch, I surprised them with “dippers.” Kids just love to dip! They were a huge hit! Everyone was happy, PLUS they all ate double the amount of veggies they’d normally choose at lunch time! They came back for seconds (not pictured).

They were having so much fun showing off their sandwich fingers that they sat at the table longer, and nibbled on their carrots and broccoli while watching each other.

Another fun way to encourage kids to eat their fruits and vegetables is with dip, and what better than a healthy dip that works well with both!

A yummy dip paired with fresh fruits and veggies and a fun twist on an old favorite, this lunch is full of lots of smaller, easy-to-eat foods and is perfect for short lunch periods.

MOM Tip: This fruit dip tastes great with apples, so be sure to treat them after cutting so they don’t turn brown by lunchtime with tips from MOMables!

Dip tastes amazing with strawberry yogurt instead of plain, but omit the honey, and stick to dipping fruit. Maybe celery, if you’re adventurous like me! *wink*

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PBJ Dippers - Dip
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This dip is perfect for fruit, sandwiches, or even veggies!
Serves: 1-2
  • ½ cup plain or Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon nut or seed butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey (omit if using sweetened yogurt)
  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and blend well.
  2. Serve with an assortment of dippable fruits and vegetables, such as apples, strawberries, carrots, broccoli, and celery.

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About Kendra Peterson

Kendra has two daughters on a gluten free, dairy free, and dye free diets. She cooks meals that don't come from a can, boxed or with unidentifiable ingredients. She makes miracles with the random veggies she gets from her CSA box and can be seen pulled over at the park or library feeding her kids food packed in lunch boxes. You can also find her making fun waste-free lunches on her blog, Biting the Hand That Feeds You.