Hummus is Yummus


Makes 2 servings


  • 1 can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained, liquid reserved
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Sesame oil (optional)
  • Sides for serving (choose one or a variety of all):
    • Carrots
    • Celery sticks
    • Cucumber rounds
    • Pita chips


  1. Place ingredients into the blender and blend.
  2. Stop blender. Remove middle of lid measuring cup.
  3. Continue blending while slowly pouring the reserved bean liquid through the hole at the top until the mixture is thick and smooth.

Dunk ’em, Dip ’em, Enjoy those veggies

Did you know that eating vegetables with dip could help your kids eat more vegetables? A recent study from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that kids ate 80% more broccoli when it was served with ranch dressing as a dip.

Other healthy dips you can try with your child include salsa, yogurt, hummus or peanut butter.  You can also try the unique and tasty dip recipes below with your child:

Creamy Pesto Dip



Directions: Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor, blend until smooth and creamy.


Serve chilled alongside your favorite vegetables.


Honey Mustard Hummus


  • 1-15oz can white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Directions:  Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor, blend until smooth and creamy.


Serve chilled alongside your favorite vegetables!



*Store pesto sauce in airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week. Pesto freezes well. Freeze in ice cube trays, and then store frozen pesto cubes in plastic freezer bags in freezer for up to 6 months. Pesto may also be frozen in small jars or plastic containers for up to 9-12 months.

Recipes from Super Healthy Kids

Submitted by Amber Porter, graduate student with EFNEP, located at NC A&T State University.