October ’10 – Week 2 – Snack (S, T, W, T, F, S.)
Hummus is another one of those super sneaky ways to get protein into your kids. Hummus (yum-mus!) is a Levantine Arabic dish made of ground chickpeas, garlic, lemon, tahini, olive oil and salt. That’s it! There are many ways to dress it up, however, including adding roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, or extra garlic to the pureeing process. Serve with pita chips (recipe as follows) or with sliced veggies. I like mine with pickled carrots or fresh cucumber! (*Orange text highlights easy steps that kids can do.)
1 16 oz Can of Chickpeas, 1/4 C Liquid reserved aside
4 T Fresh Lemon Juice
1 1/2 T Tahini
2 Cloves Garlic, crushed
1/2 t Salt
2 T Olive Oil
Puree all ingredients together in a food processor or use an immersion blender. Taste for saltiness and adjust accordingly. Serve with Pita Chips, recipe below:
1 Package Pita Pockets, flavor of your choice
Preheat oven to 350°.
Using a sharp knife, slice pita up into triangles. Brush each with olive oil and scatter garlic powder and salt over the tops, to taste. Arrange on a baking sheet in an even layer and bake until browned, about 18 minutes.