Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Hummus is a pureed bean dip.

My new favorite thing is this box of 16 individually packed containers of delicious smooth hummus. I found it at Costco after being tipped off by Corrine and Erika, 2 ladies at my husbands work, and my friends :). I packed them in my kids lunch with a few crackers, and I love to eat them with a handful of carrots. Bonus for the adults who are watching their calories .. . . each pack has 100 calories! Bonus for everyone . . . there are 2 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein in there too.

If you can't find these handy packs at your Costco, or if they just don't fit into the family budget, try this recipe. It will cost you less than $2!

1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
1/4 C. tahini (I leave this out)
1/4 C. olive oil
1/4 C. water
3 T lemon juice
1 medium garlic clove, minced
3/4 teaspoon salt
Cayenne pepper.

Mix it all up in your blender, or food processor. Yummy!

(Tastes best after you refrigerate it for a bit)

Also click here to see my fiber post. There is a link to a black bean hummus recipe and some info on other ways to get your kids to eat beans.


  1. I still use this same recipe I got from you years ago when I make hummus. It really is so good!

  2. Thanks for the comment and suggestion about the Easter activity...I actually did that last year and dubbed it the 12 Days of Easter...It might have even been from the same source...although I tweaked it just slightly...I really enjoyed the symbolism of it!