Hey, do you like hummus? I love it and so do my kids. It's a good source of protein and fibre, too!
I used to buy the commercially-prepared stuff, but now I just make my own - it's really easy. Here is the recipe I use:
1 14 oz. can chick peas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup tahini (this is just toasted sesame seeds that have been pureed - I find it in the ethnic aisle of the store in a large, pickle-jar-size container)
2 cloves garlic, quartered
1/4 cup water (add more if the mixture seems too thick)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp salt
Whoosh it up in the food processor or blender until smooth, creamy and spreadable.
If you like it spicy, add some red pepper flakes.
You can also add some roasted red pepper or sun-dried tomato.
Serve with raw veggies, crackers or toasted bread. I usually make my own "crackers" thusly:
Cut small, whole-wheat tortillas into wedges, arrange on baking sheet.
Spray wedges lightly with cooking spray.
Sprinkle with garlic salt or your favourite spice blend (I use McCormick's Roasted Garlic & Peppers).
Bake until crispy.