That’s krue-de-tay, not krue-dite. If you want to look fancy you have to make sure that you’re pronouncing it the right way.
Really, there’s nothing fancy about this snack, it’s just a great way to present food to children. My baby loves to dip anything into anything. Hummus, veggie dip, spinach dip, mud, it doesn’t matter. We often share a plate and I end up sharing all of her germs as she rakes her fingers through my food (ew), which is only slightly gross when it’s your child but can be a pretty big turn-off if you’re sharing with others. That makes this set up perfect when you have multiple children together.
My cups were filled with about two tablespoons vegetable dip, then I stuck in celery, carrots and zucchini sticks (be prepared to see many more “sticks” appearing in posts, I’ve got mandolin madness right now!), green beans (which are actually purple and white, but I don’t know what I’m supposed to call them), and some cherry tomatoes.
You can slice the vegetables in advance and keep them in the refrigerator under a moist towel, or soak them in ice water about an hour before serving so they’ll be fresh and crunchy.
There are a lot of ways that you make these crudites. For pickier eaters I would try yogurt or peanut butter at the bottom, and substitute some of the veggies for fruit like apples, or crackers. Depending on the age of the children you could use toothpicks to spear tomatoes or grapes to make it even less messy