Saturday, July 23, 2011

Snack for Momma and Baby, Too!

Since my youngest is almost 10 months old, she is loving all the solid foods that she can get her hands and teeth on!  I hate buying little jars of baby food.  I also hate having to make food that she can eat and then, make myself something.
That is why the following recipe was created.  It is a snack that is nutritious for baby but can be enjoyed by momma.  Mommy can eat it as is or can make some modifications to enhance the flavor.

Avocado Hummus 

1- Medium Ripe Avocado
1- 15.5 oz can Drained Garbanzo (aka Chickpeas) Beans
3- Tablespoons Lemon Juice
3- Teaspoons Olive Oil

1) Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and scoop out the flesh.
2) Place avocado, chickpeas and lemon juice in blender.
3) Blend until combined. 
4) Stream in olive oil while blending. 
5) Puree until smooth.

Momma can add 1 teaspoon of tahini paste to every 4 tablespoons of the hummus to boost the hummus flavor.  Eat with tortilla chips, pita wedges or vegetables.

Optional: You can freeze the hummus by pouring it into ice cube trays and freeze.  Once frozen, store cubes in a gallon freezer bag. (Each cube equals 2 Tablespoons)

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