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Hi, friends! I have a recipe and a fun, family activity to share with you today. Double whammy! First, check out this Lightened-Up Funfetti Cake Batter Dip…it’s packed with protein (thanks to Greek yogurt), but it tastes like you’re licking a bowl of cake batter!

Lightened Up Funfetti Cake Batter Dip

Served with graham crackers, animal crackers, or fruit slices, this dip would be the perfect addition to a kid’s birthday party, or a great way to welcome your children home for snack after a day at school. But in this house, we choose to eat it for dinner! That’s right…dinner. 🙂

We have a nice little tradition that we call Family Movie Night. About once a week (usually on a Friday or Saturday evening), the boys get an early bath, put on their pajamas, and spread out some blankets on the living room floor. We rent a family-friendly movie and everyone sits on the floor to eat our dinner (like a picnic!). The kids LOVE that I allow them to eat somewhere other than the kitchen table, and Keith and I love the relaxed family downtime.

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As you can see from the photos I took here, we often have pizza for dinner on a movie night. It’s the perfect meal because we don’t need utensils and the crumbs are minimal. On other evenings, I serve a movie night dinner that is made up of snack-type finger foods. These are often typical party appetizers that the boys can munch on while they watch the show. Some favorites are Mini Pigs in a Blanket (using crescent rolls and lil’ smokies), Queso Dip and Chips, carrots and ranch dip, snack mixes, fruit kabobs with yogurt dip, and this Lightened-Up Funfetti Cake Batter Dip.

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A fun way to spend an evening inside together!

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Even Spence participates in the fun from the comfort of his swing or Bumbo seat!

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Give this recipe a try at your own Family Movie Night!

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Lightened-Up Funfetti Cake Batter Dip

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Funfetti cake mix you can also use yellow cake mix if you prefer
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek-style vanilla yogurt
  • ¾ cup fat-free whipped topping thawed (such as Cool Whip)
  • Rainbow sprinkles for garnish

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, stir together cake mix and yogurt. Gently fold in whipped topping until completely combined. Dip will be thick, but fluffy.
  • Cover and refrigerate dip for about 4 hours (or overnight). Garnish with sprinkles just before serving.
Author: The Seasoned Mom

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Hey, I’m Blair!

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  1. I can’t wait to try this. My husband LOVES funfetti cake batter. I’m so glad I found your post on the Marvelous Mondays link party.

  2. Love this lightened up version – and how cute are those kiddos!! Saw this at the tuesday talent show and had to stop by and check it out. Pinning!

  3. love the idea of a movie night! Such sweet fun and such cute boys! We will have to try this dip too, sounds yummy!!

  4. ADORABLE kids and a delicious snack- I want to come over for movie night!! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! ♥

  5. Oh yum!! This looks really good, and would make a great dish for a party. Thank you so much for linking it up to Dare to Share. You are the Dare to Share Feature of the Day!

  6. Oh I LOVE funfetti dip! I’ve used a recipe very similar to this one before.