Whether it’s lunch time or snack time, dippers are an excellent choice! Kids love them. Adults love them. They make snack time or lunch time delicious and fun. It is even easier to enjoy dippers for your snack or lunch with Glad’s To Go Lunch and Entree food storage containers with a busy life on the go. The To Go Lunch or To Go Snack containers work perfectly for individualized portions. They include a large reusable plastic container, along with a dressing/dip cup that snaps right into the lid. The cup will also fit on most of the other Glad containers. These containers are microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe, too! The Entree containers work well for when your are feeding more than one. Fill one Entree container with your dip and another one or 2 with the items to dip. This is perfect for a picnic at the park, camping in the mountains, or a post soccer game snack. This would even work well to store in the office fridge at work for a week’s worth of snacking. The Entree containers stack easily and can go from freezer to microwave to dishwasher if needed. They also have tight-sealing lids to help keep foods fresh and prevent leaks. Dips are so easy to make for an instant anytime snacks or as part of a well-balanced lunch. You can keep a batch of dip in a Glad Entree container in the fridge. Then keep the dippers in another Entree container. You or the kids can grab it for after school, after sports, or whenever someone needs a quick bite to eat. Here are some simple dip ideas. Many of these can be purchase or made at home. I have included links to recipes you can make yourselves.
- hummus – tuscan hummus
- guacamole – easy guacamole
- salsa – avocado, corn, and white bean salsa, pico de gallo
- low fat ranch or vegetable dip – roasted red pepper dip, ranch salsa dip
- marinara sauce – roasted tomato sauce with garlic
- nut butters – caramel peanut butter apple dip,
- yogurt – biscoff fruit dip, peanut butter n’ yogurt dip, lemon cheesecake fruit dip
- cream cheese – fluffy apple dip, easy fruit dip
- caramel sauce- caramel apple dip, homemade dulce de leche
- pudding – pina colada fruit dip, tropical fruit dip
With all of these yummy dips you need something to dip in them, right? Use things like crispy, bite-size vegetables or sweet cut-up fruit. Take them in the individual Glad Lunch to Go containers or in the Entree containers in larger quantities. Here are some ideas for you to use as dippers.
- Baked chips
- Bagel slices
- Bagel chips
- Bread sticks
- Cherry tomatoes
- Citrus segments
- Edible pea pods
- Melon slices
- Mini rice cakes
- Pita triangles
- Pita chips
- Sweet peppers
- Tortilla wedges
- Tortilla chips
- Vegetable chips
Need some more inspiration? Glad is also hosting a Pinterest contest right now. Go to www.glad.com/food-storage/mom-made/pinterest/ to Inspire your Lunch with Glad. Create your own Pinterest board for a chance to win weekly prizes.
Timing of the Pinterest Board Contest: 3/18 – 4/28
Steps in entering the contest: Step 1: Click the Glad photo in the gallery ( https://goo.gl/xgrRd) that most inspires you to get started pinning. Step 2: Choose “create new board” in the dropdown menu of the Pinterest pop up screen. Title your new board “Inspired Lunches” Step 3: Find at least 4 photos anywhere on the web that fits the theme of “Inspired Lunches” and pin them to your new board. Include #gladinspiredlunches in your photo description. Step 4: Once you’ve pinned 5 photos (including one from the Glad Pinterest Gallery) come back to (https://goo.gl/xgrRd) submit your board.
If you make a pinboard in the Glad contest, share your pinboard URL in the comments—I’d love to see what you’ve done! In addition, I’m always looking for inspiration so tell me how you make your inspired lunches.
Visit Glad’s page on BlogHer for more ideas!