Have you heard about the latest TikTok butter board craze? People spread butter all over a board and then decorate it with dippers such as meats, breads, fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs and spices. Conceptually, this is cool, but butter is not only expensive, it’s not very healthy! With this in mind, I created Snack Boards with Dips Dilemma as a twist on that trend. So, pull out those charcuterie boards and challenge your students to create their own unique snack board with cold dips that are visually appealing and a little healthier and perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl!
- Have you heard about the latest TikTok butter board craze? People spread butter all over a board and then decorate it with dippers such as meats, breads, fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs and spices. Show students the video if they are not familiar with the craze.
- We often hear the terms dips and spreads used together or interchangeably. Are they the same thing? Take a poll to see what your students think. This could be done on Google Forms.
- The answer is…They’re pretty much the same type of dish but there are a few slight differences. Dips tend to be a bit lighter and smoother while spreads can be heartier. The “spread” part comes in usually when a utensil, whether it be a spoon or knife, is needed to load up the cracker. Without a utensil, crackers may have a higher tendency to break during the traditional dipping process and no one likes those cracker crumbs.
- iPad or Laptop
- Projector & Screen
- Charcuterie Boards (affiliate link)
- Introduce snack boards with dips via the “Chef Tidbits Dilemma” project. Read the “Snack Board Struggles” dilemma to students as they follow along. Basically, they must research healthier dips and put together a slide deck of options based on the provided criteria (see attachments).
- Project an example of what they are to do on the screen.
- After students have come up with their snack board cold dip suggestions, have them get into their cooking groups and share their dips. Select one from each group member to create as a lab. Then take a vote in google forms as to the cold dip that will be prepared in class. Rank the top 3. If there is a tie between kitchen groups, then a tie breaker will be done via a spin on the wheel of names using the group numbers. The winning group prepares the dip and the other group must select their second or third ranked choice that isn’t already selected by another group. Hopefully you have a combination of sweet and savory dip boards to prepare and sample. If not, do two separate labs; one representing sweet dips, the other savory dips.
- Inspiration for this lesson and activity came from the following resources. The first is “6 Tasty and Healthy Alternatives to Butter Boards” and “6 Healthy Dip Recipes to Make at Home“.
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