First and Goal Fruit Dip

OK, so you’ve had it with the heavy holiday meals and desserts. But it’s playoff season! I think setting out a healthy, fresh and light alternative to chips, onion dip, chilli and cheese is just the answer. Be a role model to your kids and eat this too. It’s very quick to make and will have you in front of the screen in NO TIME Flat.
You could probably even make it during commercial break of the 2 minute warning.

This is a side dish I like to put out when I have a bunch of kids around. It seems obvious but if you offer healthy snacks, hungry kids will eat them. Even at parties. The Kids will always gravitate to the candy and sugary treats, but I discovered that if this dip were along side the treats, it would get eaten as well. Toddlers do well with it if it’s put on their plate with fruit or even graham crackers. There is about 2 grams of protein in 1 oz of cream cheese, which is very valuable to growing children.
Plus, for busy parents it is extremely easy to make. No more difficult than combining a few ingredients and slicing seasonal fruits.
· 8 oz of Reduced Fat Cream Cheese
· 1/3 Cup packed light brown sugar
· 1 Tbsp Pure Vanilla
Family favorite sliced fruits (sliced)
Combine together in a bowl and surround with fresh fruits on a platter.

Michelle Day

Michelle Day has been cooking and baking since she was old enough to hold a whisk. Michelle is an expert cook and her passion for cooking and entertaining has never wavered. At the age of 10 Michelle’s Family started a bakery in Simsbury CT, where Michelle got her first taste of running a food service business. In 1994 Michelle moved to New York City, where, she found her true passion in baking. In 2001 she started “The Catering Divas” Catering business. Serving the Upper East Side, she catered numerous small dinner and cocktail parties. Her passion and attention to detail won her the attention of some of New York’s Elite. Back at home in Connecticut, Michelle is a well known culinary instructor and her cake decorating skills jump-started a side business — Devine Cake Designs — where clients clamor for her inspired and beautifully artistic designs. After 15 years in the culinary industry, Michelle’s love of cooking, baking and children, has lead to her to her newest career, offering personalized family cooking classes and creating a TV show, digital broadcasts and Cook Books like no other. Kids and a Cook is all about healthy, fun, and easy meals for kids and their families. Michelle credits her parents with her success and her love of food, helping to create so many memories being in the kitchen with them as a child. Her goal is to have a show to help viewers create the same memories with their families. A show for the kids, and by the kids, with the “cook” there as guidance. Michelle’s featured co-host is an energetic, precocious 9-year-old named Elisabeth. Although a finicky eater, Elisabeth still loves to cook in the kitchen and learn about ingredients and how to mix them to make tasty dishes. Come join us — as you and Elisabeth learn easy recipes and explore culinary adventures. Michelle Day is available for lectures and cooking demonstrations. Please contact us through this website.