With Back-To-School upon us, life is hectic. The combination of long shifts at work and rushing to the bus, the kids school activities and my horse riding lessons, finding time to fit in a healthy lunch is near to impossible. As a result, I tend to grab snack that I can eat while waiting for the bus or on route to the next activity. The problem is many of the snacks on the market are quick and easy, but not favorable on your waist line. Wanting to promote healthy eating habits in front of my kids, I am on the hunt for a delicious, nutritious snack that hits the spot and can be taken with me on the go.
Summer Fresh heard the cry of busy mom’s every where and has recently released a line of Summer Fresh Hummus 4-Pack minis, Snack ’n Go, and 227g dips and hummus. These portable snacks are convenient and easy to take with you whenever you need a snack. High in protein and vegetables, it gives you the power punch you need to get through the rest of the day! When creating this new product, Summer Fresh paired up with a Nutritionist, Home-Economist, and Mom (Amy Snider-Whitson) to help develop a line of great and easy snack ideas for kids, teens, and adults that are both nutritious and delicious.
Summer Fresh Hummus Mini 4-packs
The Summer Fresh Hummus packs are idea for lunch boxes, after school snacks or anytime you are craving the delicious hummus flavour. It is available in three flavours: Original, Roasted Garlic, and Roasted Red Pepper.
Having celiac disease I often find it hard to find a dip that is accompanied with a wheat product (i.e. crackers, flat bread, etc). Although separated by wrapping I still worry about cross contamination. With Summer Fresh’s Hummus Pack, the worry is gone and I am able to pair it with my favourite vegetable, gluten free cracker or spoon! I love the flavour and like the idea of being able to open an snack size portion without worry about the rest of it spoiling. They are so easy to toss in my purse with a bag of carrots to ensure that I don’t miss a meal and that my substitute is not something unhealthy.
Summer Fresh Snack ‘n Go Hummus & Flatbread snack packs
The Summer Fresh Snack ‘n Go Hummus & Flatbread snack packs come in Original, Roasted Garlic, and Roasted Red Pepper flavours. They contain 3 oz of the fantastic hummus that Summer Fresh is known for and enough delicious crackers to get every last drop. Its a great way to snack ‘n go without worry about having something to ‘dip’ in it. Since this Snack n’ Go product contained a gluten product, I let my children, friends and husband sample it. They all sent me raving reviews and claimed it was a great addition to their normal lunches.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Hummus mini packs inspired a quick and easy appetizer!
- 4 flat bread
- 1 cup of feta cheese
- 1 orange pepper
- 1 Summer Fresh Hummus Mini pack
- 1 handful of spinach
- Lay flat bread out on top of saran wrap.
- Apply a generous layer of Summer Fresh Hummus
- Chop up orange pepper and spinach leaves.
- Sprinkle peppers, spinach, and feta on top of hummus.
- Roll up in saran wrap and cut in half inch sections.