Snack Today: Pumpkin Chickpea Hummus

pumpkin-chickpea-hummusHappy Halloween! The last few days around our house have been spent carving pumpkins and roasting seeds. Although most people compost the insides of the pumpkin, I say save them and use it to make this great hummus. It makes a great snack, while you are handing out candy!

Pumpkins contain a rich supply of beta carotene and alpha carotene. Loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals, you’ll get a mouthful of potassium, magnesium, selenium, and lutein in every bite, plus a good dose of vitamins A, C and E.

There are many healthy benefits of pumpkins. Continue reading “Snack Today: Pumpkin Chickpea Hummus”

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Snack Today: Spring Pea Hummus

peasLast week I took my kids to a farm show at the local arena. It was geared towards kids and gave them hands-on learning experience from shearing sheep, to milking cows to making recipes with local spring produce.

One of the recipes was pea hummus and my the kids couldn’t get enough. Hummus is usually made with chick peas, but the substitution of the bright green peas brings a very spring flavor to the table.

Peas are legumes and are a rich source of protein, iron, calcium, zinc, B vitamins and fiber. Serve this with cut up veggies or whole grain crackers, and it makes a great mid-afternoon snack. Continue reading “Snack Today: Spring Pea Hummus”

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