I was hired by The Women Bloggers to participate in this #HummusMadeEasy campaign for Bush's Beans. All opinions are my own.
I love fixing and feeding healthy foods to my family. However, my girls (like many children) can be picky! There are many healthy foods they like, but there are also a lot they don't. As I've said before, I try to find a balance when preparing our meals. We usually manage by making sure I have at least one side I know they'll eat and one that may be just for me and their daddy. Still, there are some foods I know will never make it onto our table because they're not kid-friendly or hearty enough to fill up my husband. You know what I'm talking about -- they're "mom foods." They're the things we eat when at a "ladies luncheon" or a "brunch."
A few weeks ago my girls had a sleepover with two of their cousins. These four precious girls decided they wanted a tea party for supper. It sounded like an easy meal to me, so I fixed them turkey finger sandwiches, fruit, pretzels and popcorn, and tea in fancy cups. They were thrilled. Tyler was working that night which left me to realize I could fix myself whatever I wanted for supper! It would just be for me! I could eat Mom Food! :-) Of course I needed something fairly quick and easy so I could get back to monitoring the sleepover. So Hummus Made Easy it was! Hummus Made Easy from Bush's Beans is a new product available at Walmart that allows you to whip up delicious, homemade hummus in just a couple minutes. You simply empty a can of Bush beans into a food processor along with one of the Hummus Made Easy packets, blend them together, and voila! You're done.
I couldn't believe how quick and easy it was to make my own hummus. To eat with it, I made a mozzarella and pesto sandwich I found on Pinterest, with bread soaked in butter and parmesan. Yum! I thoroughly enjoyed my little Mommy meal in the kitchen while the kiddos ate and giggled in the dining room. Aren't they cute?
I have whipped up Hummus Made Easy spur-of-the-moment a couple more times since then. Pretty sure it's always been on Tuesdays when Eden was at school and Selah at Mother's Day Out! I've now tried all three varieties: Classic, Southwest Black Bean and Roasted Red Pepper. My favorite is definitely the Southwest Black Bean. I'm a sucker for anything with a little Mexican flare. Add a dollop of sour cream on top and it's especially delicious.
You can add toppings and mix-ins to any of the Hummus Made Easy flavors. I topped my classic hummus with some oregano and the roasted red pepper with paprika.
For some unknown reason my kids claim they don't like hummus. (To me this doesn't make sense because they love bean dip.) But oh well. They can keep their plain sandwiches and dry crackers and I'll keep enjoying my Mommy Meals. Maybe one day they'll figure out what they're missing.