Superfood Tips: Vegetable snacks make great game day treats
Looking for a healthy snack for game day? Easy-to-make vegetable recipes are a great way to add nutrition to your snacking.
Hummus is a classic garbanzo bean dip that is an easy-to-make, versatile dish. Serve hummus with fresh raw vegetables, on a piece of whole-wheat pita bread or tortilla, on crackers or as a sandwich filling.
For a simple hummus try this recipe from the United States Department of Agriculture “What’s Cooking” website.
• 2 cups garbanzo beans ((chickpeas) cooked)
• 2 cloves garlic (minced)
• 1/4 cup lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon sesame tahini ((sesame paste) or substitute peanut butter for a sweet taste
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• Mash the garbanzo beans until smooth (if you have a blender, put the beans and lemon juice into it, and blend).
• Add the garlic, lemon juice, tahini and oil. Mix well.
Is hummus not your thing? Make a layered bean dip for a colorful, wholesome, tasty option for dunking vegetable sticks or baked whole-wheat tortilla chips. Get kids in on the action in the kitchen by letting them help with mashing, mixing and layering.
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