Smart Snacking: Pack Veggies & Dip Together in a Jar

updated May 2, 2019
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Dips are an easy way to jazz up raw vegetables and make your afternoon snack a little more substantial. And the easiest way to make veggies and dip an on-the-go snack? Pack them together in a jar!

Small mason jars are leak-proof and sturdy, and storing the veggies and dip together means you don’t have to carry an extra container in your lunch bag. Just spoon your dip into the bottom of the jar, fill the jar with the raw vegetables of your choice, screw on the lid, and go.

Thicker dips like hummus work best — as they tend to stay put at the bottom of the jar — and longer, skinnier vegetables, like carrot sticks, snap peas, and celery, are easier to pack in. But even squat vegetables, like cauliflower and broccoli, fit well in wide-mouth half-pint jars.

Dip Recipes to Try

Do you have any tips for eating vegetables on the go?

This post has been updated. Originally published August 18, 2009.