At first, when I was dabbling in the primal way of eating (grain free, whole, natural, unprocessed foods) I tried to get rid of our un-primal pantry staples by bringing them to parties. Fiesta night? I’ll make the Mexican rice! Recipe swap? I’ll bring pasta salad! Cookout? I’ll bring macaroni and (velveeta, fake) cheese with corn in it!

But now that most of our grainy pantry items are gone, I try to make delicious party foods that I can actually enjoy while I’m at the event. So this five-part series includes a few of my ideas for primal party foods, because you can’t always bring steak and eggs. Several of these are healthy low-carb snacks (this one’s not low-carb, sorry), so if you’re an Atkins/South Beach person, you can also benefit from these.

primal party food

Honey-Almond-Butter-Yogurt Fruit Dip

Think the name is long enough? Sorry I don’t have measurements for everything. This is one of those mix, taste, mix, taste, mix, taste recipe.

In a bowl, mix together:

  • plain full-fat yogurt
  • honey to sweeten – I don’t like TOO much, but some people have a sweet tooth and “need” more.
  • almond butter (or natural peanut butter)
  • vanilla extract

Serve with fruit for dipping. Apple slices are great, but remember to toss them with a bit of citrus juice so they don’t brown. Strawberries are also a good pairing, as are pear slices, or even cherries.

Nicole (1 comments)

Love it!! I added a bit of cinnamon, yum!

Blair Glass (61 comments)

I am not an experimenter, so maybe you can give me some ideas. I want to make this for my 4yo's preschool class, but I can't use nut products. Can you think of an ingredient instead of the almond butter, or should I just leave it out? I feel like the AB might add some nice texture to the dip.

aithyne (77 comments)

I just pictured a neanderthal using vanilla extract and giggled. =P

aithyne (77 comments)

I just pictured a neanderthal using vanilla extract and giggled. =P

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