After School Snack

If you've read my first post, you know that mayo was the big turning point for me and conquering Whole30 with my kids. Since that first round in 2013 until now the kids have become more helpful in the kitchen. And I love that!! 

So the next task was giving them the job of working together to make their after school snack. And we've learned, nothing makes raw veggies disappear faster than a dipping sauce. Let's make that childhood favorite ranch dressing! 


Recipe for Ranch Dressing:

  • 1 batch homemade Mayo 
    • 1 raw egg, 1 TBS brown mustard, 1 TBS lime juice, 1 cup light olive oil, pinch of salt
  • 1 handful of fresh herbs- I like the combo of chives, parsley, cilantro, and dill (you can also use 1 Tablespoon of dried herbs if you don't have fresh on hand)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk

First, we make the mayo: adding the egg, mustard, lime juice, salt to a mason jar. Then slowly adding the oil, while pumping the immersion blender up and down, until frothy. Then we add the remaining ingredients and pump that immersion blender a few more times. It's so simple!!

Kids in the kitchen: I let 1 kid make the mayo, 1 kid chop or scissor the herbs, and 1 kid work on peeling or cutting up the veggies, depending on their skill level. Giving each kid a task they are responsible for and can work on at the same time helps them feel equally responsible for the amazing snack they just made!

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Photos in this post by: Dorothy Huynh Photography