Tofu and peanut butter dip with apple slices

This dip is a kid-approved after-school snack that encourages a broad, balanced diet.

Tofu and peanut butter dip with apple slices

Kids come home from school hungry and often head straight to the fridge. We’re lucky to hear a “What’s there to eat, Mom?” because it gives us a bit of control over their nutrition!

This tofu peanut butter dip is a kid-pleasing staple. It also aligns with recent recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. They encourage us to think of our kids’ nutrition broadly rather than worrying about the specific amounts of sugar, salt, fat, and individual nutrients.

If enjoying small amounts of treats like this encourages kids to eat a wider range of fresh, healthy whole foods, then go for it! This is also great in lunches — for big and little kids alike!

Servings: 8


  • 1 cup tofu
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 6 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Process in food processor until smooth and fluffy. 
  2. Serve with apple slices to dip.

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 140
  • Total fat: 8 g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 2 mg
  • Sodium: 190 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 8 g
  • Dietary fiber: 1 g
  • Total sugars: 5 g
  • Protein: 9 g