Moroccan Carrot Hummus

This post was sponsored by Plum Organics.

The topic of snacking is the source of much debate in parenting circles. There are the moms who always have a slew of snacks at the ready, seemingly terrified that their child go hungry for more than a 10 minute stretch. And the French, who claim that their children don’t really snack at all.  All the while, food manufacturers do their darndest to get us to nibble at all hours of the day and night.

Where do I fall on the snacking spectrum? Somewhere in the middle. I see a place for between-meal munching, particularly for very active children and little ones who may not eat much at any one sitting. But if you’re gonna snack, you gotta make it count.

This brings me to today’s recipe for creamy carrot hummus. I teamed up with Plum Organics on this one, a like-minded brand with a reputation for wholesome, culinary-inspired food for babies, tots, and kids.

Moroccan Carrot Hummus by Recipe Mom's Kitchen Handbook

The recipe riffs on traditional hummus by whirling Plum Organic’s Just Carrots or Apple and Carrot puree into every batch. It’s a move that adds a boost of nourishment, color and flavor to what is already a pretty wholesome dip. The hummus is rounded out with a handful of spices, which gives it a decidedly Moroccan kick that’s flavorful but never spicy. Serve it with crisp vegetables and your favorite whole grain crackers or pita chips and you’ve got a snack that even a French school girl couldn’t turn down.

Head on over here to find the recipe.

Comments

10.26.2015 at 9:22 AM #

Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

I absolutely love Moroccan carrots, so I am so in love with this idea! I know just what you mean about the snacking issues and I think I fall somewhere along the same line as you. You really do have to make them count. My littlest one would be happy to eat nothing but crackers so sneaking in some nutrient dense additions to her repertoire is always the name of the game.

10.26.2015 at 9:22 AM #

katiemorford

Hi Katie

It’s really so easy to fall into the “all carbs all the time” snacking habit because there are so many convenient options everywhere you turn…but as you well know, adding in something with more nourishment and protein for staying power makes all the difference. Thanks for the comment!

10.26.2015 at 9:46 AM #

[email protected] Athletic avocado

this is a great take on traditional hummus! this would be great on a salad, or eaten by the spoonful!

10.26.2015 at 9:46 AM #

katiemorford

Easy to eat by the spoonful 🙂

10.26.2015 at 1:17 PM #

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

What a fantastic combo!!! I’m all about the Moroccan flavors!

10.26.2015 at 1:17 PM #

katiemorford

Ditto Rebecca!

10.26.2015 at 2:29 PM #

Emily @Sinful Nutrition

My obsession with all things carrots is no secret, and just discovered carrot hummus. Now I need to get on making my own at the rate I eat it!

10.26.2015 at 9:09 PM #

Jessica @ Nutritioulicious

The snacking debacle is real! I am with you and Katie (above) – I think snacks are important, but they need to be nutrient-rich. The all carb snacks are everywhere and my kids are always hungry when they only have that kind of snack. Love that you used the Plum Organics pouches to make a more grown-up snack for older kids and adults alike!

10.26.2015 at 9:09 PM #

katiemorford

The pouches weren’t a thing when my kids were tiny, but I do like them for an easy nutrition and flavor boost in cooking.

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