As part of the health-kick thing, we eat appetizers of vegetables and some kind of dip before each meal. So far we've made lots of hummus, hummus from peas (which is kinda gross), guacemole, white bean dips, and yogurt dips.
Green Slime is the favorite of the FAC's (Fussy American Children).
1/2 can white cannelini beans
1 clove garlic
olive oil (2 tsp)
juice of a small lemon
into the food processor, grind it up, its good on crackers too...