White Bean and Artichoke Dip (gluten, dairy, corn, soy and refined sugar free)

My daughter loves beans any kind, black, cannellini, pinto, she loves them all. I am so happy that she does because they are so good for you. My son, on the other hand, spits them out. He seems to dislike the skin on them. So, while all I can do is hope that this is a phase he grows out of, being who I am, I must try to find ways to sneak them into his diet! Since he loves to dip, I figured I’d make him a bean dip. I also hid a veggie in there! I came up with this white bean and artichoke dip, it looks very neutral so he didn’t suspect anything. I was very pleased when he ate this and asked for seconds! I recommend trying this for any kids who don’t like beans. Now I will experiment with other beans to see how many different kinds I can get him to try. I will keep you all posted!

1 can of canellini beans rinsed and drained
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons tahini
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
1 cup frozen artichoke hearts


Place all ingredients in a food processor except for olive oil and process until smooth. Drizzle in the olive oil and continue to blend until incorporated. Serve with your favorite crackers, pitas or veggies to dip!


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