· 1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
· 4 tbsp creamy peanut butter
· 1 tbsp olive oil
· Fresh lemon juice (squeezed from 1 lemon)
· 1/3 cup water
· 1 tsp garlic powder
Mix all ingredients in a food processor.
OR if you'd like to include children in this process:
Place the garbanzo beans in the bottom of a large non-breakable mixing bowl. Begin mashing the beans using a potato masher. If making the recipe with children, allow each child to take a turn mashing the beans. Gradually add the remaining ingredients and continue to mash until the mixture is blended and smooth.
· Celery, carrot, zucchini, cucumber, red or green peppers or jicama sticks. Can also serve with tortillas or tortilla chips.
Source: "How to Teach Nutrition to Kids" by Connie Liakos Evers, MS, RD.
Carrots make great dipping sticks