sharing a meal together: may

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hi there! lesley here, today i am sharing a fun snack idea for you and your little ones. asparagus is actually the perfect finger food, even toddlers will love dipping them. this yummy yogurt-herb dip is slightly adapted from at the farmers market with kids. i love this book because it breaks down what kids can help with in each recipe and is also loaded with facts about choosing, storing, and different varieties of vegetables.

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asparagus spears with yogurt-herb dip
from at the farmers market with kids
serves 4
You will need:

– ice cubes
– 1 lb asparagus
– 1/2 cup greek yogurt
– 1 teaspoon rosemary (i substituted rosemary for chives)
– 1 teaspoon flat parsley
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– juice from half a lemon

start by preparing the asparagus. this is a fun step to do with kids. after washing the spears have them snap the ends off. asparagus have a natural breaking point and snap right off. in the meantime, get a pot of water boiling and fill a bowl with ice.
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boil for 3-4 minutes, until the asparagus turns bright green. rinse and then place in a large bowl filled with ice for about 10 minutes.
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for the yogurt dip: in a small bowl scoop out a 1/2 cup of yogurt. chop fresh herbs and mix in. add salt and lemon and combine. you could also add a clove of minced garlic. yum!

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simple + fresh and perfect for this time of year. the greek yogurt adds a great dose of protein too. kids will love helping stir the dip and then eat up their hard work. enjoy!
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