Hummus Made Easy – Yum Yum Yum

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The Daily Momtivity Moms have discovered something awesome!  We can easily make our own hummus without having to purchase ingredients that are not staples in our pantry (like tahini?).

We had a lot of fun this week making our own hummus and experimenting with new ways to use it. Our families loved being our guinea pigs.  You all know by now that we’re the kind of Moms who are only looking for easy, healthy, family-friendly recipes.  This stuff totally fits that criteria. Check out our recipes!

Hummus Made Easy

Shannon:  Hummus is a regular item on my grocery list,  but I decided to let my kids in on the action to make our own using Bush’s Hummus Made Easy packets. You can find them in the bean aisle of your local Walmart store. They come in three great flavors! All you do is mix a pack with a can of Bush’s Garbanzo beans in a blender or food processor and you’ve got yourself a great healthy snack or lunch ready to go.  It’s that easy!

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Recently I had the kids help prep lunch.  They’re a huge fan of beans. They love making their own bean/cheese burritos so I knew that Bush’s Southwest Black Bean Hummus would be a hit! The kids loved blending the mix and beans together. In just a few seconds we had a yummy bean dip that everyone loved!  Luckily it was lunch time so we spread some on tortillas and made a great Black Bean Hummus Lunch Wrap!  My kids filled their bellies with good proteins and they wanted more. My daughter helped make some roll-ups for the upcoming week of school too. We can take one out on mornings and it will be ready for her lunch that day.

Veggie Hummus Cups #HummusMadeEasy

We made a great veggie snack too with the regular flavored hummus. My daughter is always STARVING after soccer and these travel well and were a healthy alternative to the sugary snacks served after most games. The 3 year old even loved them for a snack too!

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I decided to make an afternoon snack with the black bean hummus, and ate it with carrots. It was fabulous!!  I can’t wait until we make more of this stuff!

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Nicole:  My family likes hummus, but we’ve only ever used it as a dip. It occurred to me that we could also use it as a spread or topping, in lieu of higher fat, less healthy things like mayonnaise and ranch dressing.   (Don’t get me wrong…I love both of those things, and in moderation, they’re fine. But since we love hummus, it’s an easy swap and we get points for being a healthier family! Yay!)

Hummus swap #1:

Grilled Chicken Sandwich on a toasted bun, with Bush’s Original Flavor Hummus spread, spinach leaves and carrots.  Also consider adding: tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese

The swap: Use original flavor hummus instead of mayonnaise or honey dijon.

Verdict: Hubby loved it!

chicken sandwich

 Hummus swap #2:

Quesadillas with Bush’s Black Bean Hummus, shredded cheese, shredded chicken, tomatoes, spinach leaves.  Also consider adding:  bell peppers, onions

The swap: Use black bean hummus instead of refried beans or sour cream.

Verdict: The black bean hummus and veggies add texture and moisture to otherwise boring cheese quesadillas.   These are so, so, SO good!!  I’m kind of proud of this one.

quesadilla

Hummus swap #3:

Turkey deli meat on whole grain bread with Bush’s Red Pepper Hummus spread, cucumber and tomatoes.  Also consider adding:  lettuce, cheese

The swap: Use red pepper flavor hummus instead of mayonnaise.

Verdict: Yes, please! The red pepper hummus adds a whole new spin on the turkey sandwich.  So good!

turkey sandwich

The Hummus Made Easy packs create a pretty large portion of hummus, so we have plenty of leftovers for more meals and snacks this week.  That’s always a plus.  Go grab some, and try it!

Nicole and Shannon
Daily Momtivity Moms

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April 26, 2016
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17 Comments

  • Reply Julie S.

    Love your idea to use hummus instead of a fattier condiment in a sandwich! YUM!

    April 26, 2016 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply Angela @ Blooming On A Budget

    I’m going to have to check this out! I LOVE black bean hummus. It’s great on tostadas, too!

    April 26, 2016 at 7:14 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      I can’t even tell you how simple it was to make and the flavors are great! Check it out at Walmart!

      April 26, 2016 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    This looks super easy and delicious!

    April 27, 2016 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Kim Seghers

    Your wrap and sandwich look delicious . I never knew Bushs had Hummus. I need to look for it in the store and try them.

    April 27, 2016 at 11:23 am
    • Reply Nicole

      It’s new! Look around the Beans section of Walmart. It was so easy and our kids LOVED It!! (And we did too!!)

      April 27, 2016 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply Erin

    We are completely obsessed with hummus in our family! My boys take hummus and cucumber pita sandwiches to school. My SIL made those adorable little hummus cups for my nephew’s bday party! It was so smart!

    April 27, 2016 at 9:38 pm
  • Reply Jamie @ Medium Sized Family

    My hubby recently decided that he likes hummus, too. Which is awesome, because now I feel less guilty than when I have it just for me! Looks yummy!

    April 28, 2016 at 7:54 am
    • Reply Shannon

      You should try this then! My husband isn’t a huge hummus fan either but he could not stop eat the black bean hummus!

      April 28, 2016 at 9:45 am
  • Reply Deepika@EasyBabyMeals

    Love this idea. I will surely give this a try soon. Thanks for sharing.

    April 28, 2016 at 4:44 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      I hope you like it 🙂

      April 28, 2016 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Debbie Rodrigues

    That looks awesome! It has been ages since I last ate hummus. You got me hungry now.
    Thanks for sharing it!

    April 29, 2016 at 8:49 am
    • Reply Shannon

      You’ll have to see if it’s sold where you live Debbie! It was so good and can be used on so many things!

      April 30, 2016 at 9:52 pm
  • Reply Jacky @ Joyful Savings

    I looove chickpeas, and incredibly, I have never tasted hummus . . . so I will have to try this. It looks delicious!

    Jacky @ Joyful Savings recently posted: Make Your Boxed Cake Taste Like Homemade!

    April 29, 2016 at 11:26 am
    • Reply Shannon

      Well then you need to try it!! I loved the black bean hummus. It was great!

      April 30, 2016 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply Jen @Practical, By Default

    This looks great! Hummus is always on my list since I have so many food sensitivities and this is one I can eat. I will be checking my local Wal-Mart to see if they carry it. Thank you!

    May 1, 2016 at 6:33 am
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