I love chickpea salad sandwiches so decided to make this version using mashed avocado as the dressing, and it was such a success with the kids, so I thought I’d share the recipe! It’s really simple and quick to make, can be adapted to use whatever veggies you have, is oil-free and really healthy, and also yummy.
After making my Carrot Hot Dogs I had the idea to use roasted carrot in these wrap roll-ups things. My kids love wraps, but I find they’re much easier for them to eat if they’re rolled up and sliced into little bite-size pieces like this. They love it! I thought the carrots would go really well with houmous, and make these a very nutritious snack. They also would work well for lunch boxes or kids’ party food!
Last week I posted three houmous recipes that I made that week and said I would post more that I was making this week. I often like to make a big batch of houmous to last us for a few days. So here are three more recipes, roasted carrot houmous, lemon and coriander houmous, and sun-dried tomato houmous.
Most weeks I like to make a few different kinds of houmous so that we always have something healthy to eat in sandwiches, salads, etc. so I thought I’d share the recipes for the three houmouses I made this week. (Is that the plural of houmous? I really don’t know!)
We love houmous is our house and usually make a big batch of it every week. It’s really nutritious as it is but the really great thing is that I can blend in any kind of vegetable and the kids will eat it! I came up with this roasted cauliflower and cannellini bean houmous with pine nuts and smoked paprika and it’s one of my new favourites.
It was such a lovely sunny day yesterday that we decided to have a picnic in the park. Me and the kids spent all morning baking some yummy and healthy vegan treats. They really love baking! It’s usually messy and slightly stressful for me, but also fun. We made blueberry muffins from Keep It Vegan by Áine Carlin, pumpkin seed breakfast bars from Plant Powered Families by Dreena Burton and also these cashew butter and blueberry cookies. The boys loved them!
So the other day I decided to treat us, and bought three huge 1kg tubs of Meridian nut butter. I love it because it’s made from 100% roasted nuts, so is healthy and doesn’t have any added sugar, salt or palm oil. Buying 1kg tubs is the best value too I think. I’ve been using a lot of cashew butter the last couple of weeks to get more iron in our diets. It’s more pricy than peanut butter but has more than twice as much iron! So I came up with this recipe for healthy rice crispy squares, using cashew butter, but feel free to use peanut butter or any kind of nut butter that you have. You could also make it nut-free by using sun butter.