Saturday, August 20, 2011

breastfeeding snacks- hummus


Hummus- easy to make large batches ahead of time to store in a tupperware for future quick snacks. Powerfully nutritious for you and baby- the main ingredient of hummus, garbanzo beans, gives you a whopping dose of fiber and iron.

Easy to buy at the store, but just as easy to make at home!

1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
1 heaping spoonful tahini (or smooth peanut butter, in a pinch or if you can't find tahini)
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon water
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove (optional)
1/2 tsp each of cayenne pepper, coriander, and cumin (optional)
Salt to taste

If using garlic, peel and mince in food processor. Add all other ingredients, and blend until smooth.

As you are making it, adjust spices and other ingredients for your personal taste. I love it super garlick-y, but you may not! Enjoy with crackers, pita, bagels, or vegetables like cucumbers, carrots, or green peppers.

When done, put in tupperware for easy storage in fridge. It will only take a second to grab your snack to have next to you while you are breastfeeding, or perhaps as a quick bite between diaper changes!

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