For a protein kick, try a simple and delicious after-school snack of hummus and colourful veggies. Prepare the hummus and cut the veggies the night before for a quick and healthy afternoon snack that won’t spoil dinner appetites.
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (19 oz [540 mL])
¼ cup (60 mL) hot water
¼ cup (60 mL) peanut butter
¼ cup (60 mL) lemon juice
½ tsp (2 mL) ground cumin
½ tsp (2 mL) salt
pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Whirl until smooth. Serve with veggies - carrots, celery, cucumber, red pepper - and crackers.
Tip: If a thinner hummus is preferred, add additional water or lemon juice to taste.
Per serving (2 tbsp/30 mL): 37 calories, 2.1 g fat (0.3 g saturated fat, 0 trans fat), 1.5 g protein, 3.3 g carbohydrates, 71 mg sodium, 0.7 g fibre, 0.3 g sugar