Kid-Friendly Hummus Recipes!
Get the Kids in The Kitchen with The Help of Sabra Canada!
With Spring Break just ending for us and for some, it is around the corner–it can get busy at home. With the polar vortex and the high temps and then the huge dips makes for a lot of time indoors. What better way than to teach your kids good habits and useful lifelong skills than to keep them busy in the kitchen?
Why not go further and have them make HEALTHY eats?
Dipping is a great way to introduce flavourful foods like salsa, guacamole, and hummus to a finicky eater’s diet, and having kids “cook” their own snacks and meals is a terrific way to spend time as a family. Plus, it gives them a creative outlet and something to do that’s enjoyable for all!
I admit, my kids can be picky when it comes to trying new things. One thing that I discovered when Sabra asked me to try out some of their amazing products is that their palates are already expanding. If you know Gabby, you know that she loves cooking and best of all learning new things in the kitchen. Little did I know was that she already LOVED hummus and had eaten it with her Aunt many times and even at school. Definitely a pleasant surprise to me and my Hubby.
About Sabra Classic Hummus:
Sabra’s Classic Hummus combines fresh chickpeas with a touch of garlic and tahini (ground sesame seeds) to create a smooth and creamy spread. It’s as healthy as it is delicious (which is to say, very). 2 tbsp. contains 70 calories and is low in sodium.
The recipes above were made entirely by Gabby, who is 10, with my supervision. I am proud to say that she made these on her own and was over the moon to be able to make them herself.
Watch the Tutorial.
Gabby decided to make Hammy Hummus Pin Wheels and Cucumber Hummus Dip Appetizers for herself and us too. It was the perfect finger food with a healthy starch, dairy, protein, fat, and fiber. We had a good time and not only did she make a healthy snack, she felt self-accomplished and I taught her how to properly use a knife and we had a little bonding time.
Kid-Friendly Hummus Recipes: Ham, Cheese & Hummus Pin Wheels & Cucumber Hummus Bowls
Ham, Cheese and Hummus Pinwheels
- 1 tub of Classic Sabra Hummus
- 4 whole wheat tortillas
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 8 pieces of ham or turkey
- pepper to taste
Cucumber Hummus Bowls
- 1 large cucumber
- baby carrots or sliced carrots
- Spread hummus all over tortillas.
- Sprinkle with pepper to taste.
- Top with shredded cheese of choice.
- Overlap two pieces of ham or turkey and cover tortilla.
- Begin rolling until tortilla becomes a roll.
- Cut ends off and discard (or eat).
- Continue cutting into thicker slices, serve, and enjoy.
Cucumber Hummus Bowls
- Wash your large cucumber and trim ends off. Discard.
- Cut into 2-inch slices.
- With a spoon, scoop out the center.
- With a spoon, scoop in hummus into a small heap.
- Serve with baby carrots or sliced carrots and enjoy.
The Hammy Hummus Pin Wheels are made with whole wheat tortillas, fat-free Mozzarella cheese, pepper to taste and Sabra Classic hummus. The Cucumber Hummus Dip Apps are an edible bowl to enjoy your Sabra Classic hummus in, then–you eat the bowl. Don’t forget the baby carrots to dip. It made for a nice refreshing afternoon snack on a cold and dreary day.
Let me tell you, these did not last long in our house. I think I have a Hummus monster because it’s all gone! These recipes were super easy and required very little supervision. I just helped Gabby wash the veggies and guided her with the knife, she did everything else as you saw in the video!
Get the kids busy and get them involved in the kitchen. They feel accomplished and you are teaching them valuable lessons that they will use for life! With these super easy and kid-friendly hummus recipes, you’re set to go! Want more easy and kid-friendy hummus recipes, check out this Mac and Cheese!
Which Sabra Canada product would you most like to try?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.