Sometimes healthy cooking can seem intimidating, but sometimes we forget about flavor! I often hear from parents that their kids will not eat the vegetables they are cooking, when I ask how they are preparing them, I often hear they are offering plain, steamed veggies to kids. Helping kids eat veggies can sometimes be difficult, especially if they are coming without any flavor. Kids especially are all about dipping and having sauces on foods, but a lot of times condiments can be full of sugar, salt, and can be high in fat. We also love using flavors from other cultures to spice up foods. This Peruvian Aji sauce is a great way to add delicious flavor and a ton of nutrition from all the greens it is made with. It is traditionally spicy, but can be made without the jalapeño if spice isn’t your favorite. Enjoy the yummy, creamy flavor along with healthy proteins, beans, potatoes, or on salad!
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- 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
- ½ bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed
- 5 green onions
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt
- 2 jalapeños, seeded
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor
- Blend until smooth
- Enjoy with any dish!
By Dahlia Marin, RDN