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In last week’s blog post, I talked about the top things parents can do to help their children become more adventurous eaters. One of my all-time favorite tricks (which falls under the Two Bite Rule) is to place a muffin tin full of fun dipping sauces on the table at mealtimes (I learned this from the Moms on Call Toddler Book www.momsoncall.com, a.k.a. my go-to “Mommy Guide” for any and all toddler related questions!). If you have a picky eater in the family and haven’t tried this yet, DO IT TONIGHT – you’ll be amazed at what your little one will try when there are fun sauces on the table to dip their food in! 

A while back, I shared with you my favorite Ranch Dressing recipe that’s a muffin tin staple for my little boy, and today I’m sharing the recipes for two of our other favorite dipping sauces, Honey Mustard Sauce and Copycat Zaxby’s Sauce. Besides being ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS, these sauces are fantastic because they can both be made in under 5 minutes, are kid AND parent friendly, and, consist of just a few simple ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry (no last minute dash to the grocery store for some obscure little item that you’ll never use again)!

Whether used as a dipping sauce for kids, a salad dressing for Mom, or, as a spread on Dad’s favorite sandwich, the recipes below for Honey Mustard Sauce and Copycat Zaxby’s Sauce are sure to be a huge hit with the entire family! Enjoy!

Honey Mustard Sauce

Makes 6 Servings

½ cup mayonnaise (I use Duke’s Light Mayonnaise)

2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard

2 tablespoons honey

Juice of 1 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)

In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, honey, and lemon juice. Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

**Great as a salad dressing or as a dipping sauce for grilled or fried chicken, seafood, pork, burgers, hotdogs, and vegetables.

Copycat Zaxby’s Sauce

Makes 6 Servings

½ cup mayonnaise (I use Duke’s Light Mayonnaise)

¼ cup tomato ketchup

½ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

½ to 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Whisk mayonnaise, ketchup, and garlic powder together in a bowl; add Worcestershire sauce to the mayonnaise mixture and whisk until smooth.

Sprinkle enough black pepper over the surface of the mayonnaise mixture to cover it; stir to incorporate. Repeat sprinkling and stirring of black pepper. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the seasonings have blended into the sauce, at least 2 hours.

**Not just for fried chicken fingers, this sauce is FANTASTIC with grilled chicken, seafood, pork, burgers, hotdogs, BBQ, potatoes, and vegetables.

Recipes and photos courtesy of www.allrecipes.com



  1. Kelly:Wow; can't wait to try these!! Keep these delicious recipes coming.