With back to school in full effect, I wanted to create a school friendly snack option that would also include some protein to help fuel those kids. Alternatively, this can be a great option when those hungry kids get home from a busy day at school. I find that the afternoon snack needs to be energy dense. On that note, I created strawberry hummus. This is very easy to make; you can even get the kids to help. To eat, serve on toast or crackers, or mix it into smoothies or oatmeal. This can even be used as a dip with fruit.
Working with the #Ad California Strawberry Commission I wanted to include strawberries as they are a versatile fruit that has lots of benefits. Snacking on 8 California strawberries a day provides more Vitamin C than an orange as they are an excellent source of Vitamin C. A serving of 8 strawberries is a source of fibre. This helps fill tummies, keeping them feeling more satisfied for longer.
California strawberries are a convenient snack to send to school being portable, tasty and healthy. Why not send some strawberry hummus, to dip the strawberries in, for a school-day snack or as an after-school snack to help with that mid-afternoon, before dinner hunger.
1 cup Chickpeas
8 California Strawberries, chopped
1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 tsp Maple syrup
1/2 Tbsp Tahini
1 tsp Ground flax seed
1. Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
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