Back to school lunch number three: Chickpea and Super Greens Dip with SuperEats Kale Crisps, yes please!
Name one kid on the planet who doesn’t like chips and dip. Go ahead, I’ve got all day………
Actually, I don’t have all day, I don’t even have an hour, but that doesn’t matter, because kids love chips and dip. And if you can find one that doesn’t, Alex will counsel them once she has her Master’s in clinical psychology.
I’m going to get a phone call from her as soon as she reads this, and it ain’t going to be a friendly hello. 😉 She tells me that I need to practice getting permission before I post pictures of others without asking. What’s she going to say about this? Ruh-roh!
Since I’m already in trouble, I might as well keep going.
When my son was in elementary school I’d get phone calls from his teacher, or the school nurse, or a mom who volunteered during lunch (really? Like, mind your own business) because he wouldn’t eat his lunch. We called him the snake, because like a snake, he’d eat an enormous amount of food in one sitting and then not eat for days. Okay, that’s an exaggeration, he’d eat, but just nibbles of this and that. So when the adults in the lunch room saw him throw his uneaten lunch in the garbage, they’d call me. They meant well. I think.
It didn’t matter how many times I explained to them that he would eat when he was hungry, they insisted that I tell him that he should a.) Eat a little bit of everything and b.) Take what he didn’t eat home so it didn’t go to waste. Seriously?
What I wanted to say to them was, “look biatch, I’m his mother, I know he’s not starving, and I know he’s healthy, and if you call me again I’m going to report you to the principle.” I’m a badass like that. Not. And can you believe that they wanted me to tell him to bring home his uneaten lunch? That would be food that had been sitting in his lunch box for eight hours after probably being manhandled by a bunch of dirty little hands. Um, no, he had my permission to throw it away. And please don’t give me the starving children story. I get it.
Now, if I had been as smart back then as I am now, I would have sent him to school with chips and dip, like this vegan chickpea and super greens dip (with hemp seeds for added nutrition). He didn’t like eating meals when he was little, but he did like snacking, and he would have loved the vibrant color and the slightly salty and garlicy flavor of this dip. He wouldn’t have known that it was full of super foods that would make him grow big and strong, so he would have eaten it. He also would have loved the crunchy Kale Crisps from SuperEats. Again, he wouldn’t have had a clue that those were healthy too. All he would have known was that I had packed a lunch filled with snacks; and he would have been the coolest kid at the table. Why wasn’t I more devious back then?
Do you have a kid like mine used to be? If you do, then you have to think outside of the box. A traditional lunch just won’t cut it, but tricking them into thinking that they’re getting snack foods for lunch (full of protein, vitamins, and nutrients) will get them to eat.
If you’re a college student, this is a great recipe for you as well. All you need to do is whip it up in your blender or mini food processor (affiliates) and you can nosh on something easy, simple, and delicious, all day long.
If you don’t have kids, you can still make this. 🙂 Take it to work, eat it at night while you’re watching your favorite show, or make a sandwich or a wrap out of it. By the way, did you see this and this? Chickpea & super greens dip is so versatile, use your imagination.
Because I don’t have any little darlings to pack lunches for anymore, I saved mine for my husband’s after work snack. He loved it! In fact, tonight we’re having a green snack dinner. I have three avocados that need to be eaten so I’m making guac with peas and we’re eating the rest of this dip. We’ll dip our Kale Crisps and some veggies into both and have a finger food party.
For those of you wondering why I didn’t call this hummus, it’s because it’s not as smooth and creamy as hummus. I processed it until the chickpeas and greens had a slightly crunchy texture, just to be different.
Try this and come back and tell me how much you loved this bright, savory, and fresh dip. I guarantee that this is going to be something that you make again and again.
And don’t forget to enter the raffle to win three bags of SuperEats Kale Crisps. You’re going to love them!
Have you ever been scolded by the lunch room monitor?
Do you have, or are you, a picky eater?
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