healthy snack ideas for kids

'Tis the Season for All Things Pumpkin

'Tis the Season for All Things Pumpkin

Eat more pumpkin!! There is good reason to incorporate more pumpkin into your diet. Both the flesh and the seeds are nutritional superstars and boast a pretty impressive nutritional profile. Here are five health-boosting benefits of eating pumpkin and some easy ways to use this seasonal fruit.

Amy's Accidental Hummus

Amy's Accidental Hummus

Hummus is one of my all time favorite snacks - it's 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.