Hummus is a delicious and healthy way to help get more vegetables into your diet. Today, I had some garden vegetable hummus and took a cucumber, sliced it in half and then ate that as a snack. Later, I roasted some sweet potato, carrot, brussel sprouts, mushroom, and added some hummus on the side.
If you want to get your children to eat more vegetables, then hummus might be a good way to ease them into it. I think the "Cheese" hummus would be a good choice since cheesey things seem to be popular among kids. At least I know I always loved anything cheesy.
If you are not making your own hummus, just make sure that the ingredients for the store bought hummus are all natural and that they haven't snuck in any added sugar or other unnecessary processed ingredients. There is a little market near me that makes fresh hummus every day, with only a few natural ingredients, so I feel comfortable buying it pre-made if I don't want to make my own.
- You can save money by making your own, especially if you buy dried chickpeas to make them instead of canned.
- You can also freeze your hummus in smaller containers and take one out at a time as needed.
- I like stirring hummus into salads, or even taking whole romaine lettuce leaves and rolling some hummus inside of them.
- Add hummus to sandwiches, pizzas, wraps, crackers and raw and cooked vegetables.
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Other awesome ingredients you can add into your hummus:
- Sun-dried tomatoes
- Green onions
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