A Healthy Snack Idea for Kids
Hummus is one of my all time favorite snacks - it is so creamy and delicious. And because it contains a nice balance of slowly digesting carbohydrates, fats, protein, and fiber - it is also super satisfying and won't send your blood sugar soaring.
I call this my Accidental Hummus because it was created purely on accident. I went to make one of my go-to southwest hummus recipes* but didn't have some of the required spices so I played around with what I did have. The result turned out to be such a hit with my girls that I thought I would share this kid-approved, healthy snack.
The bonus is that it is ridiculously easy and you can make it in about 5-10 minutes.
Amy's Accidental Hummus
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 3 tablespoons water
- 3 tablespoons tahini (ground sesame seeds)
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- black pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients in a food processor or a high speed blender and process until smooth and super creamy. Be sure to scrape the sides of the blender jar or processor bowl to incorporate all ingredients.
- Serve and enjoy!
Note: My girls like this with sliced veggies or Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips. It is also super yummy served with Flacker Crackers.
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*Adapted from this Smoky Southwest Hummus recipe.