Toddler Café Tuesday – Double Dippin’ Cheese Sticks

21 Apr

It’s Toddler Café Tuesday. Our book has been out about a year now and I thought it was time to start sharing more of the recipes with you my loyal readers. 

Do you have lots of little bags of cereal and nuts in you pantry? It drives me crazy when I end up with rolled up bags of crumby stuff taking up room in my already too small snack cabinet.  This “recipe” is a great way to use up all those crumbs you will probably end up tossing in the garbage!

Double Dippin’ Cheese Sticks

 String cheese is not usually a food we need to convince our kids to eat, but this is a fun way to enjoy it. It teaches the kids about different textures, colors, and tastes—and they can double dip all they want! Choose some of the dips from the list below or create your own ideas.  Remember to teach them only double dip if it is your food, not shared!


Makes 1 serving


1 piece string cheese


Choose 4 of the following ingredients:

1 tablespoon white sesame seeds

1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

1 tablespoon poppy seeds

1 tablespoon applesauce

1 tablespoon crushed pine nuts, almonds, or peanuts

1 tablespoon crushed tortilla chips

1 tablespoon crushed crackers or goldfish crackers


Put the dipping ingredients in separate small dishes on a plate with the cheese. Have your child dip the string cheese into each dish and discuss the different tastes. Take a bite and dip again.


3 Responses to “Toddler Café Tuesday – Double Dippin’ Cheese Sticks”

  1. Veggie Wedgie April 22, 2009 at 10:47 PM #

    This is sooo true. I have like a million half full baggies rolled up in my cardboard and it totally drives me crazy!

  2. chocolatecup April 22, 2009 at 10:32 AM #

    great idea! i have never eaten string cheese before!lol. but it would be fun i think to dip some other stuff into all these crushed bits. my mum always just pours all those crushed thing to top her icecream:)

  3. Michelle April 21, 2009 at 7:08 PM #

    This is hysterical! Kids will love this opportunity to double dip, especially since we tell them not to most of the time! And it is a good recycling food project too – use up the little bits of stuff that you would otherwise throw away.

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