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Family Recipe: Veggies and Hummus

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Family Recipe: Veggies and Hummus

The next time your family wants a healthy snack, don't hand out the chips and dip. Offer up some healthy, creamy hummus instead. Primarily made of chickpeas, it's much healthier than dips filled with mayo or cream. Plus, it tastes great! Check out Chef Lizzie's suggestion for serving this healthy Veggies and Hummus snack.

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Ingredients
  •  
    fresh veggies (Chef Lizzie likes to use yellow squash, cucumber, red pepper, baby carrots, and snap peas.)
  •  
    store-bought hummus
Instructions
  1. Rinse vegetables.
  2. Cut them into bite-size pieces. Some veggies -- like snap peas and baby carrots -- don't need to be cut.

Place 2 tablespoons of hummus on each person's plate. Dip veggie pieces into hummus and enjoy!

Tip
Store-bought hummus makes this a quick snack to serve up. Keep in mind that even though hummus is a healthy dip alternative, the portion size for one person is 2 tablespoons. Everyone can eat as many veggies as they like. Let the kids experiment with all sorts of vegetables.
Nutritional Information
  • Calories 79
  • Fat 3 g
    • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 g
  • Sodium 163 mg
  • Carbohydrates 11 g
    • Dietary fiber 4 g
  • Protein 3 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.

Reviewed February 02, 2015

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