Hummus and Gluten Free Crackers

These are two of my favorite products to snack on – add in a nice assortment of fresh vegetables and you are good to go.  I found these product at Sprouts.

Cedar's HummusC

 Cedar’s has several yummy flavors of hummus (Classic, Red Pepper, Artichoke Kalamata and others) 

Miltons' GF CrackersT

These are yummy and also come in several flavors.

Here are a few more healthy snack ideas from earlier posts

If you’d like to make your own hummus – here’s how you do it

What is your favorite healthy snack?



Hummus is readily available in stores and is wonderful to serve with pita bread and raw vegetables.  If you’ve never tried to make hummus, it isn’t hard, especially this recipe.  It can be made with simple ingredients that are easy to have on hand in your pantry.  

Hummus - Completed

A creamy spread that can be used with pita bread, fresh veggies and even on pizza.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. 1 (15 oz.) can of garbanzo beans, drained. Retain liquid.
  2. 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion or 1 tsp onion powder
  3. 3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed or 1 tsp garlic powder
  4. 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  5. 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  6. 1 lime, juiced
  7. 1/2 tsp. cumin
  8. 1/4 tsp. salt (more or less to taste)
  1. Drain garbanzo beans. Retain liquid.
  2. Place garbanzo beans and 2 Tbsp of garbanzo bean liquid in food processor for 1 minute.
  3. Add remaining ingredients plus 1Tbsp of garbanzo bean liquid. More liquid can be added for a thinner hummus.
  4. Place in a serving bowl. If desired take a spoon and create a small hole. Fill with olive oil and a few kalamata olives.
  5. Refrigerate.
  1. Tahini is normally used in hummus recipes. I've replaced that taste with sesame oil because I always have that in my cupboard.
  2. The amount of garlic can be adjusted to taste.
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Hummus - Ingredients

Invest in the right kitchen tools – There are more expensive tools to squeeze a lemon or lime but this wooden juicer  is my tool of choice.  Tip:  Roll lime on the counter a few times before cutting in half  to release the juice.  I love my Cuisinart Food Processor.  It’s an old friend and is my go to tool when making hummus, almond joy ball or pizza dough.  I use this salt in all my cooking – just because a product tastes salty doesn’t mean it’s giving your body the best nutrients.  If you’ve never bought this type of salt before it will seem pricy but there is a difference.

Hummus - Lime

Prepare an assortment of veggies and enjoy the hummus.

Hummus - Plated

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Keep Snacks Simple and Handy

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Here are a few healthy snack ideas that taste great and can help us stay true to our goals: 

1. Vegetable Packs are an awesome grab and go snack.   Pick out a few of your favorite veggies.  Clean and prep.  Place in sandwich bags.  This way when your tummy starts grumbling you have an appealing snack to turn to.  Make it extra special by adding a small container of hummus and an olive or two.  

Snack Packs - 4

It’s easy to make your cucumbers pretty. Scrape down the sides with a fork and slice.
Snack Pack - Cucumbers

Prep your veggies, olives, etc.  Then place an assortment in each bag.
Snack Pack - Ingredients

 Here are a few other ideas:

2.  Nuts – stick to raw and unsalted.  Trader Joe’s has a wonderful assortment of nuts.  Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts are your best bets because they are lower in fat.  Repack in 1/4 cup portions in snack size Ziploc bags.  Portion control is essential because they are higher in calories.
3. Hummus and an assortment of Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers and a few Kalamata Olives.  Try to find a hummus with a small amount of olive oil.  Hummus comes in all kinds of flavors – be adventurous.
4.  Salsa and Low Salt Tortilla Chips.  Read the label on the chips and portion out the amount on a plate so you are in control of how much you eat.  It’s amazing how many more chips we can eat when we just eat out of the bag.  Salsa Recipe
5.  Make up some bags of grapes and place in the freezer.  These are fun to eat.
6.  Apples, Oranges, Clementines, Pears, Bananas – oh my.  These are ready with a rinse under the faucet and a peel.   Natures fast food.
No matter what you eat – eat intentionally.  Make your plate or presentation as pretty as you can.  Visit a Goodwill and buy one or two pretty little plates that are used for your snacks.  Buy a pretty package of paper napkins to serve with your snack.  How a food is served is satisfying and appealing to more senses than taste and smell.
What is your favorite healty snack?