Do your kids like those processed cheese dippers (think Le Snack)? If so, have you ever asked What's In My Food? for the cheese component of the snack?
It's crazy insane how many ingredients are in there. Watch this short video and check out the simple recipe below. It uses just block tasty cheese and sour cream. Yep, that's it.
When I made this, our son has been raving about it. Said it was heaps better than the packet one which was a surprise to me because I have never ever purchased them. Evidently he has tasted them at school because one of his handball buddies has a couple of them in his lunchbox every day.
I didn't freak out about this. Our kids need to be exposed to real food and the not real food too. They need to understand the differences in taste and to learn to draw the connection between how these foods make them feel. Our job is to lead the way at home so they know this is the way we eat. If they go to a party or a sleep over, unless there are health reasons, try not to stress over what they may eat. Use it as an educational experience. Talk to them about how their bodies feel after eating those foods.
Enjoy the video and grab the recipe below.
- 100g full fat tasty cheese (buy it in the block and grate it yourself to avoid anti-caking agents etc)
- 120g full fat sour cream
- Combine both ingredients in a small saucepan
- Stir over low-medium heat until the cheese melts and mixes thoroughly with the cheese
- Pour into serving sized pots
Store in fridge or freezer. Please note, this does not have preservatives in them so will not last weeks on end. Best to use in 1-2 weeks.
Use this as a dipper, as a spread on sandwiches or you could even melt a little and pour over your veggies.