Hummus is a great snack and full of tahini which is brilliant for boosting calcium levels so do bear that in mind if you have a child that struggles with dairy or indeed has an intolerance. Chickpeas are low in fat and good for lowering cholesterol.
- 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 tbsp tahini
- ½-1 tsp cumin
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 small garlic clove
- Place everything into a mixer and blend. It will be very thick so add some water to help to loosen.
- If you want to get even more calcium into your child, serve with broccoli crudites.
- This is wonderful served with toasted pitta bread cut into soldier-like strips for dipping.