Delicious, healthy and CALCIUM-rich family finger food KIDS LOVE: HUMMUS with raw vegetables and breadsticks

Hummus is a paste made of cooked chickpeas, a delicious dip, which is consumed a lot in Middle East.

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Chickpeas provide more protein than some type of meat (18 g in 100 g of chickpeas versus 16 g in chicken breast) and contain around 6 mg iron per 100 g. Calcium content of chickpeas is quite high as well, equivalent to the calcium content of milk.

Tahini, a sesame paste, contains lots of protein and beneficial fats for the development of children. It is rich in vitamins and minerals and is one of the most calcium-rich foods of non-animal origin: 783 mg of calcium/100 g tahini, much more than 100 g of yoghurt or milk that contain around 150 mg of calcium.

It is a very healthy and easy recipe that offers all kinds of nutrients and fiber and is especially delicious. My kids love to cruch carrots etc. and dip them in hummus.

RECIPE

Ingredients:

- 15-ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed (organic, if possible)

- one or two cloves of garlic

- one teaspoon of sea salt

- a tablespoon of tahini, sesame paste

- juice of half a lemon or lime

- a tablespoon of olive oil

- pinch of cumin and pepper

Put all ingredients in a food processor and mix for one minute and READY. Serve with preferably organic raw vegetables, like carrots, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, etc. and breadsticks.

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Another idea for a healthy snack: toast with guacamole or smoothies.

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