This post for 5-Minute Poolside Fruit Dip is sponsored by Wasa, but all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that we love!
Summer is a time for picnics, cookouts, and outdoor adventures! When paired with fresh produce and wholesome Wasa crackers, this 5-Minute Poolside Fruit Dip is a light and healthy snack to fuel your fun and satisfy your sweet tooth! Plus, don’t miss the amazing grand prize giveaway at the end of this post…
If you’re a regular reader, then you know that the boys and I have been spending a lot of time at the pool this summer! Now that Gibbs and Casey are a little bit older (and no longer a drowning risk), I feel more comfortable bringing all 3 kids to the water on my own. And in the height of the humid, Central Virginia heat, the pool is basically the only form of exercise that we can all tolerate!
Any mom with active boys will be the first to tell you that swimming, water play, and outdoor fun in general creates ravenous appetites in the kids (and in ourselves)! That’s why having an arsenal of easy, delicious, and nutritious snacks has been the key to my sanity this season.
I’m avoiding the “hangry” toddler meltdowns by keeping nutritious options on hand at all times — like fresh fruit, protein-packed dip, and hearty Wasa Multi Grain crispbread. The wholesome crispbread is created from a simple, authentic recipe and many of the Wasa varieties are made with only 3 ingredients (or less)!
We have a serious sweet tooth in this family, so I’m always looking for ways to treat the craving in a more nutritious way. By pairing a 5-minute creamy fruit dip with crunchy Wasa crackers and juicy, refreshing fruit, we cover all of the bases for a truly satisfying snack!
Since fruit is not enough on its own to sustain my kiddos, Wasa crackers make the perfect addition to this tray. With high quality ingredients like whole grain rye flour, they are a valuable source of carbohydrates and protein to fill us up and keep us going. You’ve heard me mention Wasa products on the blog for years now, because they are seriously a staple in my kitchen!
If you’re one of the 84% of Americans who have experienced a “snack regret” (i.e., eating a snack that leaves you hungry and unsatisfied), then you understand the importance of finding a snack that nourishes both your body and your mind. Paired with fresh fruit and this sweet spread, Wasa crackers deliver all of the satisfaction, but none of the regret that comes with an unhealthy snack choice.
Plus, they’re easy to take on the go! Whether you’re packing up for a day at the pool, transporting food for a potluck picnic with friends, or filling your cooler with snacks for your upcoming road trip, Wasa crackers make it easy to fuel your busy and active lifestyle with delicious snacks.
Best of all, the kids LOVE this combination!
If you’ve enjoyed fruit dip in the past, then you’ve probably tried those overly sweet versions that are full of things like marshmallow fluff, flavored gelatin, or whipped topping. Not here! I made it my mission to create an equally tasty and creamy dip with none of the fake stuff!
Instead, my healthier fruit dip is sweetened only with a touch of honey and uses other natural ingredients. It’s a treat that you can enjoy at the pool (in your bathing suit) with no regrets!
And now there’s even more good news!!! My friends at Wasa are sponsoring a contest for you — my readers! The grand prize winner will receive a trip to Wanderlust 108 in Nashville on Nov. 4th (2 tickets), and there’s also a prize for the runner-up! UPDATE: Congrats to Christina A. and Carrie, who were entered into the grand prize giveaway! You can see the full contest rules here. Good luck!!!
5-Minute Poolside Fruit Dip
Yield 2 cups
Summer is a time for picnics, cookouts, and outdoor adventures! This 5-Minute Poolside Fruit Dip is a light and healthy snack to fuel your fun and satisfy your sweet tooth!
- 1 package (8-ounces) 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature
- 8-ounces non fat plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup honey
- 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Fruit and Wasa crackers, for dipping
- Place cream cheese in a large bowl and use an electric mixer to beat on low speed until creamy and smooth.
- Slowly add the yogurt and continue to beat until well combined.
- Add honey, lemon juice, and lemon zest; beat until combined and smooth.
- Cover the dip and place in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.
- Remove from fridge and serve with fruit and crackers for dipping.
Serving Size 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 131 mg
Total Carbohydrates 10 g
Sugars 10 g
Protein 5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.