Last week I taught a Nutrition/Cooking class for some wonderful adults with disabilities.
I’ve never done anything like it and I will admit that I was a little nervous. Ok, I was pretty much terrified. I didn’t really know what to expect, I hoped they would enjoy it and I really wanted them to like the apple dip that we made and then snacked on. :)

I talked about the plate method of eating that we use at Camp and then showed them how to make a favorite fall dip of mine. I grew up eating a dip very similar to this every fall, and it brings back memories of crunchy, golden leaves in the woods.

The class ended up going pretty well (they seemed to enjoy it!) and the dip went over fantastically, which I knew it would. I always eat it with apples, but it would be delicious on probably anything!


Creamy Apple Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: about 2 cups


  • 8 oz light cream cheese
  • 1 cup yogurt (I used a vanilla-honey variety)
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped peanuts


  1. Using a mixer, combine cream cheese, yogurt and sugar until smooth.
  2. Add peanuts and mix to combine.
  3. Serve with apple slices. Other fruit, crackers, etc would also be delicious.
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11 Comments (Reply )

  1. Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    I love the simplicity of this! And I think it would probably be a big hit with kids as well. Apples are one of my favorite fiber-licious treats and I think your dip adds just a touch of fun.


  2. Luv What You Do
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 11:38 am

    I work with kids with disabilities and I would love to have a class like this locally for my young adults who are working on being more independent. Nutrition is SO IMPORTANT for this population and there are few good resources out there. I’m sure they LOVED it! The dip looks delish!


    • Emily
      Oct 03, 2011 @ 12:44 pm

      You should set it up! This group just started a “Health & Wellness” program which is SO great!


  3. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    Ahhhhh. I’m always up for a new way to eat apples. Looks awesome!


  4. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    this looks perfectly delicious and healthy!


  5. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    Yum, and what a cool opportunity! I’m sure they loved you. :)


  6. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 10:44 pm

    this sounds delish! and what a cool program you got to be involved with. how neat!


  7. EA-The Spicy RD
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    Fabulous apple dip, and I love the simplicity of it! You should enter it in the #applelove blog hop I’m hosting, along with several other bloggers during the month of October :-)


  8. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    Yum this dip looks easy and delicious! What a great snack idea for kids!


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