Veggie Cups

Veggie Cups

Celebrating Family: Individual Veggie Cups with Ranch

I recently saw an awesome idea over at $5 Dinners and decided to give it a try. We have all seen the tired veggie tray with ranch dressing in the middle, but that can be quite a messy undertaking when the kiddos are serving themselves. This idea puts the veggies and the dip together in a portable and child sized cup. I recently served these at a gathering at my home and the children loved them and kept going back for more. The adults loved them as well and in no time flat they were gone. I had no leftovers to give to my chickens like I usually do with traditional veggie trays.

Try this fun and easy idea the next time you plan to serve veggies and dip at a gathering. I used plastic shot glasses from the dollar store and put a little ranch dressing in the bottom of each cup. Then I cut the veggies thin enough and short enough to keep the cups from falling over. Easy peasy!

Do you have any creative serving methods for finger foods? Feel free to leave a comment. Share and let’s talk about it.

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I am Janice, an Arizona native, soldier’s girl, mom to two, and daughter of the King. I am just an average mom, although I like to think I have a little flare (maybe not). I love to cook, read, write, and run when my knees permit it. I have a dry and sarcastic sense of humor and I love a good dystopian story or classic novel. When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

Comments

  1. Tiffany Cruz says:

    Cute idea. I might try this with my picky eater. I’ll try almost anything with her.

  2. This is a great idea for a party and can be adapted for other situations too. I like the mess control aspect but also you prepare it in advance and makes the party less hectic. Nice.

  3. I love this idea, this will be great for my son’s party next month!

  4. What a great idea! Those veggie trays always skeeve me out with all the double-dipping going on. Bleh. This way everyone can keep their own germs to themselves!

  5. That is such a simple and easy idea to make sure that everyone can get their veggies without making a big mess!

  6. Such a simple idea that looks so nice! yum!

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  8. Fun idea! I’ll have to try it.

  9. I make these in glass shot glasses for parties and they always go over great :)

  10. Make handmade says:

    so fun! thanks for sharing.

  11. This is a really good idea. I’ve seen similar with celery in PB with a lid for travelling, but I hadn’t thought of a buffet/shared dinner idea.

  12. (found ya on a link party) what a great child friendly idea. ill have to try these for my little girl.

  13. Great idea! It also would prevent people from hanging around over the dip so others have a hard time getting any. :-) Oh, and while double-dipping has been shown not to be a particularly good way to spread germs, you know what is? Reaching into a tray of food with unwashed fingers! So giving each kid his/her own veggies is more sanitary. Although I guess it would result in some waste by those who don’t like celery, etc. Well, they could still trade with each other!

  14. What a great idea!

  15. These are so perfect for my toddler. He loves fruit and dipping things! :)

  16. Wow, great idea! I bet my kids would eat that :)

  17. MichelleS says:

    Very cute idea for the kids!

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