I am the biggest snacker. Wait, that's not true. There is one person that I have met that snacks even more than I do: my daughter. At around 17 months or so, she started saying "gock" or her word for snack and has not stopped saying it since.
All day long, I hear "gock, gock, gock". Right after dinner and even after a little dessert, she asks for a snack. I know quite a variety of snacks but even as a dietitian, I sometimes struggle with healthy snack ideas that my daughter likes and that I feel good about giving her. Some of her favorites are: oranges, cheese, bananas, dried cranberries and different kinds of bars.
The main thing that my daughter truly goes crazy for is dip. If she sees any kind of dip, even something like hot sauce which she can't have yet, she screams "dip, dip, dip". Luckily, the healthy kinds of dip satisfy her so we often give her plain Greek yogurt or hummus for dip for a meal.
This recipe combines two of my daughter's favorite things: dip and snacks. AKA dip for a snack. I love hummus because it not only tastes great but also because it is a good source of protein and fiber. To help give my daughter a boost of veggies, I grilled up a variety of fresh vegetables which only took about 10 minutes to make. Luckily, she is not picky at all and loved it. We had an awesome time together snacking on this. Love time with my girl!
This hummus topper is great for all ages. My husband and I loved it too! If you want it to be a certain flavor, feel free to customize to your liking. Want it more Mexican flavored? Add cumin and chili powder! Want it Italian, add in garlic and Italian seasonings. I like mine with a little garlic to keep it simple!
Grilled Vegetable Hummus
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5-8 minutes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup asparagus, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup eggplant, diced
- 1/4 cup corn, cut off of cob
- 1/4 cup zucchini, diced
- 1/4 cup red pepper, finely diced
- 1 tub of store-bought hummus
1. On a piece of aluminum foil, combine olive oil and vegetables. Seal foil by creating a packet for the veggies.
2. Grill vegetables until soft or about 5-8 minutes.
3. Top hummus with vegetables and enjoy with bread, crackers or chips.
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**I actually grilled these veggies whole the night before for dinner and then just chopped them up for this recipe. Use whatever vegetables you have on hand and roasted or grilled leftover vegetables are perfect because it makes for a super quick and easy snack.
For this recipe, I used my favorite Sabra hummus which can be found in most grocery stores near you. Sabra has a new campaign called "unofficial meal time" which is for the meal before the meal. If you are a snacker like my daughter and I, this recipe is perfect for you!
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