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Recipe For Hummus — 44 Comments

  1. This cuts through the confusion, good, wholesome, simple flavours thanks Tandy 😀
    merryn@merrynsmenu sharing the blog ♥ Home made Beef and Stout Family PieMy Profile

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    • My pleasure Merryn 🙂

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  2. My mom always made dinner with meat, a veg and rice or potato. I’ve been very lucky to keep a stable weight until fairly recently and now I’ve got it back on track. It takes exercise and not eating too many sweets for me! I too feel so sorry for overweight kids, it is that much harder for them to learn healthy eating later in life.

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    • I cannot imagine how difficult good eating habits must be to learn if your mother only ever feeds you junk food. Exercise is key to keeping the excess weight off 🙂

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  3. I must try this… my wife loves it!

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    • enjoy! and thanks for the visit 🙂

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  4. I love home-made hummus & I am trying different variaties at the moment with tons of flavour! Yours looks ilmpressive! Yum Yum yum!

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    • I should experiment more with the flavours 🙂

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  5. I adore hummus, Tandy, and you make its preparation sound so simple! I really must give it another go!

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    • it is really easy to make 🙂

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  6. A large part of the problem is inactivity. When I was a kid, we were outside on weekends and during the summer from sun up to sun down. Sadly, most kids now do little else than watch TV and play video games. My son eats like a horse, consumes a ridiculous about of soda, but is as thin as a rail … he’s constantly moving!

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    • it is great to hear about kids who are active! it should be the norm, not the exception 🙂

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  7. Nice post Tandy, if parents sort kids diets, many kids will not need retilin. Nice recipe–i always have hummus at home and i use cumin to add extra flavor. I sometimes use canned butter beans instead of chick peas & then flavor with coriander seeds and fresh coriander.

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    • that sounds like a great alternative!

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  8. Excellent post, if parents sorted out eating issues many kids would not need ritilin. Nice recipe for hummus, i use cumin seeds to add a bit more flavor.

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    • I will try the cumin Usha 🙂

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  9. It looks great Tandy!

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    • thanks BJB 🙂

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  10. I so agree with what you say. I too have friends with children who are hugely fussy eaters but I have to lay the blame at their door for starting and then accommodating the problem. Have to say, here in rural Spain, this is not yet an issue. Children eat the same as the adults and eat everything put in front of the,!

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    • that is how it should be! It makes life so much easier actually 🙂

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  11. Tandy I am glad you posted this as there never can be enough education regarding keeping our kids healthy and happy.

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    • for sure!

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  12. Unfortunately despite doing everything that we know is right for Jess, the Insulin Resistance issues are dogging our every move.
    She is such a healthy eater, fruit,veggies, whole wheat everything and yet she is still so much bigger than she should be. The weight just will not come off.
    So this is a case that proves that there are some health issues which influence weight and which despite all our best efforts refuse to respond. Our only answer from the medical fraternity is to put her on diabetes medication….I am fighting this step.

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    • I would also fight this step. Have you tried a chromium supplement for her?

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  13. It’s quite scary Tandy. Let’s not mention the amount of coca cola and the like they are allowed to drink!
    Don’t think I have ever made Hummus – need to rectify that.
    🙂 Mandy

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    • Sugar drinks are the worst!

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  14. You have a good point. You really need to be strong as a parent. If Cooper doesn’t eat a meal, I try to encourage him, but if I am getting nowhere I just carry on to the next part of the meal and hope for better luck at the next meal. I don’t offer substitutes and don’t bicker about it with him. I don’t want it to become an issue. It does mean you have to keep trying foods over and over again. I hope to get there in the end and in the meantime I am pretty happy with his diet and I know it will expand as he gets older.

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    • that is such a good attitude! Food should not become an issue ever 🙂

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  15. I’m with you on this, it’s up to us to make sure our kids learn healthy eating habits. I think part of the problem is that people don’t know how to read food labels or understand what they mean.
    I did an interesting sugar-free challenge on my blog recently and got amazing feedback from parents that saw what effect sugar has on their kids.

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    • wow, that is a fantastic challenge! I will go and take a look. I do not eat sugar at all and I know for sure what a difference it makes. Thanks for the visit Tania 🙂

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  16. It’s up to parents to set the example but peer pressure, from other kids, is equally problematic.

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    • for sure, but if most of the time kids eat well it will make a difference 🙂

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  17. Depends on parents to teach the child to eat healthy (though my parents are still wondering what they did wrong with me :P)
    Lovely hummus!

    Cheers
    CCU

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    • From the sound of it, I am sure your parents have done everything right!

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  18. Tandy, I make our hommus in a similar way, but I use hot water to loosen the mix instead of oil. Makes it even healthier!

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    • that is brilliant Celia, I will remember that in future 🙂

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  19. I think parents are much to blame for bad eating habits. Fast foods are Oh so easy when both parents are working full time to do the quick bites meals. I know I’ve been guilty over the years of grabbing a pizza or a burger with chips, but I wouldn’t do it every day for every meal.
    I also think schools should enforce physical education. So many of them now make it an after schools activity, which let’s face it, some children will not or cannot attend.
    I was the fat sibling as a child and endured painful comments from my family and “friends”. I wasn’t obese or hugely overweight, but it was made clear to me that I didn’t look good. Today I’m the thin one in the family, and I have to say there is some poetic justice to it! 🙂 But I have to work at it.

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    • I think we all have to work at staying slim, no matter our genetic disposition! I just think that too many people take short cuts when it comes to meals and feeding their children.

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  20. Hummus is one of my favourites, amazing how fast it is made, I add lots of flat parsley to it.
    As children we never had any sweetened or fizzy drinks, it was tap water or tea, therefore it was really a treat when we were allowed to drink something else on the occasion of a rare restaurant visit. Snacks were either a fruit or a piece of bread with an occasional tiny bit of chocolate.
    Eating between meals was a no-go, these days I see children glued to their bottles at all times. Well, times change and not always for the better.

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    • I must try the parsley addition! We were also raised that way, and we played outside all day if the weather was good 🙂

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  21. i battle.
    my niece’s children never had the edibles without value. they are fussy however, but eat healthily (although not the variety they could) and are slender and active

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    • It is so difficult. I just want to cry for the kids who are overweight at such a young age.

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      • I was, and still attle

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        • *hugs*

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