Moooooommmmm, what's to eat?
Moooooommmmm, can I have a cookie/candy/Gatorade?
I can't decide which request (usually shouted from another room) I hate more. If it's healthy, I have to make it. If they can get it themselves, it's unhealthy. We sat down recently as a family, and discussed some ideas for healthy snacks that the kids can get for themselves. All 3 kids love hummus, but wow! it's surprisingly expensive for being basically bean dip. Here's my budget-friendly version, with the added bonus of no preservatives.
1 lb. Dried garbanzo beans, cooked and drained (save bean water)
Juice from one large lemon
3 cloves of garlic
¼ c. olive oil
1 tsp. Salt
2 generous T tahini
Mince garlic in food processor. Add cooked beans, lemon juice, tahini and salt. Process until smooth, adding up to 1 cup of bean water (I used about ¾ cup) until you get the consistency you like. This hummus is pretty garlicky so you may want to use just two cloves if you’re a big baby.