Getting More Fruits and Vegie’s into my Gluten Free Kids

I babysit 2 of my granddaughters almost everyday.  Mhairi, is only 6 months old and still on breast milk.  The older one, Eilidh, is 3 1/2 years old going on 40.  Most of the time she is a pretty good eater, but there are times when she really doesn’t want her vegetables. 

So today I have a recipe for a fruit dip that will have your kids asking for more fruit.  And it’s easy enough for them to help you make it.

Honey Nut Fruit Dip


  • 4 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (be sure to check that it’s gluten free)
  • 2 tablespoons dry milk powder
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons boiling water


 Place the peanut butter into a small bowl.  Sprinkle with the milk powder.  Add the honey and stir until all te ingredients are well blended together.  Carefully add the boiling water and stir until smooth.

Makes 1 Cup

This is a great dip to show your children how to make a nutritious after school snack.  Use cut up apples, oranges or banana slices for dipping.  Even grapes taste great when dipped into this sweet concoction.  It can also be spread on Rice Cakes (Quaker brand are now gluten free) or gluten free crackers.

If you are making this without the kids helping or being around, add some finely shreaded carrots to help get more of their daily vegetable requirement.  They’ll never know it’s in there. 😉

Prep Time:  about 10 minutes

Total Time: about 10 minutes

If you like this recipe, you might want to try my new cookbook.



  1. Jim says:

    Hi Mary…just was reading the comments on the Eric Holmlund blog and thought I would send you a note. I could be your relative. Blackburn is a popular name and very famous too. About two years ago, I set up Google Alerts to find any post for the name blackburn and so far have found over 1000 people with my name in the world. If you are interested in building your family tree, it’s a great way to find all kinds of interesting things.

    • Mary Blackburn says:

      Hey Jim,

      We very well could be related, although it would be by marriage. My hubby is the Blackburn. 🙂

      Just curious, do you belong to the Blackburn Family Association? If you don’t and you would be interested I could email you the information.

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