Who here knows that getting your child to eat healthier foods can be like pulling teeth?
I’m raising my hand so hard over here because this has been a struggle for the past 3 years. Allison refuses every fruit but strawberries, turns her nose up at any vegetable, and won’t even touch “normal” foods, like quesadillas, hamburgers/hot dogs, or even mac and cheese. Do you know a child that doesn’t like mac and cheese?
In-between praying really hard that she’ll eventually grow out of this, I’ve been working to make food as fun as possible- whether it’s through cute food containers/food picks, fun shapes, or hiding vegetables in her favorite foods. I’m just trying to be a good mom and make sure my daughter gets the nutrition she needs!
When Once Again Nut Butter offered to give me a jar of their Organic Amore Almond Spread with Milk Chocolate, I racked my brain trying to think of how to use this to my advantage. And after a quick search of their recipes page, I discovered their Chocolate Hummus and knew this was it.
See, Allison actually likes hummus. When she was little, she ate it with a spoon. Nowadays she’ll just dip a little and not eat much of it, but she’s still willing to have some. So I just knew this recipe would work for her.
Healthy Chocolate Hummus Dip
- 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and skins removed
- 1/2 cup Once Again Organic Amore Almond Spread with Milk Chocolate
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
Start by adding the garbanzo beans and maple syrup to a food processor and blend until it starts looking like hummus.
Add the cocoa powder and almond spread and continue blending until completely mixed. Separate into 6 small bowls and serve with animal crackers, graham crackers, or your favorite fruit!
It was a huge hit with Allison. She even requested a spoon to finish it off, which I consider a huge success.
Once Again Nut Butter is an employee-owned company in New York that’s been in business since 1976. Their nut and seed butters are Certified Gluten-Free, Non-GMO Verified, Certified Organic, and vegan. And their Organic Amore Almond Spread with Milk Chocolate is healthier than other options, which is why I feel good about giving this to Allison as a snack or dessert.
If you’d like to find this product in your area, go to the Store Locator to find a grocery store near you! I can find this at my local Meijer and Fresh Thyme stores, so you don’t need to go to a fancy health food store to get it.
If you’re looking for a healthier snack option for your kids, I totally recommend using Once Again Nut Butter products. I bet this Chocolate Hummus will be a huge hit!
What’s your favorite way to make food fun for your kids? Leave a comment and let me know!