White Bean Hummus can be made in only 10 minutes. Serve it in your kids' lunches or as an after school snack.
So, my kiddos start school next week. I’m sure you’ve been hearing it in a constant loop for the last month: “Summer is almost over! Can you believe it? How is it possible?!!??”
Instead of losing our minds over the fact that Summer is just about over, can we focus on all the great things that school routines and Fall have to offer? Because to be completely honest, I’m not all that bummed that summer is coming to an end.
I love having my kiddos home, but the heat and humidity can just plain take a hike. Bring on cool Fall breezes, pumpkins and apples (and apple butter grilled cheeses!). I’m a Fall girl, through and through and, with Fall comes back-to-school business.
Let’s talk back-to-school stuff. Mornings are busy with waking up sleepy kiddos and packing lunches and afternoons and evenings are busy with snacks, homework and getting some sort of quick, but healthy dinner on the table.
It’s pretty much this routine over and over again until next Summer. Not that I’m complaining, I pretty much love anything to do with school, and always have.
Yes, I was totally that kid.
When it comes to packing lunches for my now almost first grader (why can’t I freeze him as a kindergartener?) I do my darndest to give him a lunch that he’ll love, but that will also make me feel good about sending with him. If I can’t be there at lunch with him, I want him to still have a bonafide Mommy lunch in front of him.
This usually involves some sort of sandwich, 1-2 fruit options, pretzels or trail mix and some veggies with hummus. We are huge hummus fans and pretty much eat our weight in the stuff weekly. I typically buy huge containers of the stuff at Costco but I have found that it’s crazy easy to make and takes just minutes. Minutes, I tell ya.
White bean hummus with chives is SO good. The white beans give this dip a very smooth and lovely texture. The chives got thrown in the mix for some herby notes and because I currently have a huge amount of chives growing like crazy in my garden. It’s pretty much the only thing that I haven’t killed in my herb garden. That being said, if you have another herb that is taking over (except for say, mint - that would be odd) feel free to give it a try in this simple hummus recipe. Rosemary, oregano, basil or thyme would all be delish!
I plan on making this a million different ways during the school year so that our lunch packing doesn’t get boring. I will definitely have to revisit my roasted beet hummus recipe, too! That pink hummus is just plain gorgeous.
Thinking about all this lunch stuff has me itching to go sharpen some pencils and pack a book bag. But for now, I’ll just keep on planning fun and healthy lunch ideas. It’s funny how things change when you’re all grown up!
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