Delicious dips and healthy dippers

Early childhood services OSHC

Dips can be used as a nutritious substitute for condiments and sauces and also make delicious sandwich fillers.

Cups of cut up vegetables with dip

Fresh ideas

Creamy corn and tuna

Mix tuna with creamed corn. Add ricotta cheese for a smoother texture.

Chickpea and beetroot

Make a colourful and fun dip by blending chickpeas with baby beetroot. Add lemon and garlic for extra flavour.

Sweet potato and salmon

Boost intake of vegetables, fish and cheese with this simple recipe.

Pineapple and yoghurt

Mixed crushed pineapple and natural yogurt. Serve with a selection of fruit dippers.


Yoghurt and cucumber make a delicious combination. This is a favourite with kids.


A traditional favourite that is lactose free, milk protein free, soy free and egg free.

Healthy dippers

Savoury dippers

  • Carrot sticks (lightly steamed)
  • Cucumber sticks
  • Green beans
  • Raw zucchini sticks
  • Capsicum sticks
  • Broccoli florets (lightly steamed)
  • Celery sticks
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Sweet potato (lightly steamed)
  • Wholegrain pita wedges (toasted)
  • Wholegrain rice crackers and/or rice cakes
  • Multigrain crispbread

Fruit dippers

  • Apple and pear wedges (sprinkle with cinnamon for extra flavour)
  • Berries
  • Banana slices
  • Mandarin and orange segments (pips removed)
  • Kiwi pieces
  • Seedless grapes (cut in half for young children)
  • Nectarine slices
  • Fruit skewers

Fruit dippers

Layer seasonal fruit on skewers for a delicious healthy dipper snack

Fruit skewers

For more information please phone 1300 22 52 88 or email

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Written and reviewed by dietitians and nutritionists at Nutrition Australia, with support from the Victorian Government.

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