Super Dips for the Super Bowl: Kids Cookbook Scores Touchdown with Adults

Easy-to-make dips for the Super Bowl from kids cookbook California Squisine.

Santa Cruz, CA, January 29, 2007 --( Couch potatoes getting ready for the Super Bowl have found a surprising new game-plan for snacking success -- a cookbook for kids. California Squisine, the world's first cookbook of squeezable recipes, has a chapter of 17 tasty dips and spreads.

Although the book is designed to help kids eat healthy food, adults have discovered that the recipes are extremely simple to make. And they taste good. Those are the two major requirements for many people preparing for Super Snack Sunday -- especially men.

Featuring a cornucopia of flavors, the recipes include Aloha Dip, BBQ Dip, Cocoa Dip, Feta Cream Cheese Spread, Honey Mustard Dip and Salsa Yogurt Dip. Many of them can be made with only two or three ingredients. It doesn't get any easier.

Despite the emphasis on health in the cookbook (children are encouraged to use the dips with fruits and vegetables) Super Bowl snackers will probably rely on more traditional dip delivery systems -- chips, pretzels and fingers. But that's OK, says cookbook author Malcolm Kushner. "It's still healthier than eating high-fat, high-calorie dips from the supermarket," he notes. "And it leaves more room for beer."

California Squisine: Healthy Food That's Fast, Fun and Squeezable For Kids (ISBN 1-931741-67-0; size: 6 x 9; soft cover) is published by Robert D. Reed Publishers, P.O. Box 1992, Bandon, Oregon 97411. Phone: (541) 347-9882 " Fax: (541) 347-9883. Website: The price per book is $11.95, plus $3.50 for shipping and handling. It is also available from all bookstores and online.

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Recipe for Salsa Yogurt Dip

What You Need

½ cup non-fat or low-fat plain yogurt
2 tablespoons medium salsa

What You Do
1. Put all ingredients into a blender
2. Blend thoroughly.

Recipe for BBQ Dip

What You Need
½ cup ketchup
2 tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg

What You Do
1. Put all ingredients into a bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly.

Recipe for Aloha Dip

What You Need
1 avocado
2 tablespoons frozen pineapple juice concentrate
Dash of basil
Dash of chives

What You Do
1. Peel and pit avocado; then cut into pieces.
2. Put all ingredients into a blender.
3. Blend thoroughly.

Malcolm Kushner