In case you don't know...
...hommus (also spelled hummous, hummus, humus, houmous, hommos, or hummos) is a middle eastern bean spread made from mashed chick peas (garbanzo beans).
Hummous is usually used as a dip for pita bread but it's also great for dipping raw veggies. Hummus can be used in place of other, usual condiments like ketchup and mustard too.
Canned pumpkin (which is different than canned pumpkin pie filling) is super low in calories, is loaded with fiber, and is a great way to seamlessly add vegetables to your diet.
And I'm all about sneaking healthy foods into your diet (and the diet of your family) if necessary:
So why not combine 2 great foods for this pumpkin hummous recipe?!
It's a great recipe to use in the soft/mushy diet stage.
And...In the regular/solid diet stage:
and top with sliced lowfat cheese.
Pumpkin Hommus Recipe
Makes 16 servings.
Per serving: 50 calories, 7 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams protein, 1.5 grams fat, 2 grams fiber
Shortcut: Quick Hummus
Purchase a tub of prepared lowfat hummus and add 1 can pumpkin. Process in a food processor until ingredients are thoroughly mixed.