The Perfect After School Snack | Easy Hummus Recipe and Honey Wheat Pretzels

by Isabel Laessig (Isabel Foodie) · 13 comments

in Appetizers, Family Foodie Recipes, Inspiration from my Kids

Do your kids come home starving after school?  No matter how much I pack for lunch… mine are always starving when they get home!

Healthy Snacks are so important for a Healthy Household. One of our favorite Snacks is Hummus with Pretzels.   We can sit Around the Family Table for hours this easy hummus recipe. .

We absolutely love Chick Peas. When we go Back to College Shopping for my daughter, Chick Peas are always on the top of her list. What can I say, we are a very strange family!

I had this pre conceived notion that Hummus was hard to make.  We had always purchased the store bought varieties. When I tasted my friend Diana’s Hummus, I knew I had to try making Hummus! I liked it even better when she told me it was a four ingredient recipe and so easy to make.  It was time to roll up our sleeves and give it a whirl!

Easy Hummus Recipe 

  •  2 16 oz cans of Chick Peas
  • 1 small Garlic Clove mashed
  • 1/3 cup Tahini
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • Optional: Slivered Almonds and Olive Oil
  1. Combine all ingredients and grind in food processor until smooth.  I love slivered Almonds and drizzle with Olive Oil.
  2. Serve with crackers or how we absolute love to eat this Easy Hummus Recipe, with Snyders Honey Wheat Pretzels.

Healthy Families 
  1. Pack School Lunches for your kids
  2. Eggs for Breakfast are so much better than cereal with sugar
  3. Serve healthy snacks after school
  4. Water is our friend
  5. Start a Freezer Club with friends.  It is the perfect way to spend time with friends
  6. Make time for meals Around the family Table
  7. Have fruit sitting on the counter…clementines, grapes and apples are perfect
  8. Impose a No Thank you Bite Rule in your home
  9. #SundaySupper is a must in every home
  10. Love is the best ingredient you can add to any dish

Kid Ratings: Alexandra 10, Ronnie 9, Reis 10, Riley 8


{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Val Sweeney Cathell January 19, 2012 at 10:07 am

Isabel ~ I LOVE the look of your new site! So professional and clean! The hummus looks pretty darn good too! :-)


FamilyFoodie January 19, 2012 at 10:15 am

Thank you so much Valerie!


sunithi January 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

Love Hummus and my kids love it to0 ! Never tried silvered almonds to it.. that sounds scrumptious and like the suggestions too. Lovely new look on the site Isabel ! Congrats!


FamilyFoodie January 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Sunithi, You must try it with almonds… you will love it!


Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes January 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

This looks so much better than some of the hummus I’ve eaten before. And I love that you serve it with pretzels, since I see myself enjoying that more. Once again, a yummy recipe!


FamilyFoodie January 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Nicole~ coming from you, that means so much to me!


Yuri - Chef Pandita January 22, 2012 at 7:38 pm

You sure make hummus look good! It’s one of my favorite snacks. Love chickpeas :)


FamilyFoodie January 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Thank you! It is amazing when it is fresh!


Jonathan March 14, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Great :) easier than i expected.


FamilyFoodie March 14, 2012 at 3:26 pm

My kids love making this easy hummus recipe!


Mike P March 15, 2012 at 11:11 pm

What is a freezer club?


FamilyFoodie March 16, 2012 at 7:35 am

Mike~A freezer club is when you make meals and freeze them. All you have to do is take them out of the freeze and warm in the oven.


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