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Hi everyone! I've never made hummus. Is tahini a must? I don't know if I can find it here. Is covering with oil a must? Would this be a good dip for celery sticks? Would it keep well for about 4 hours in a lunch bag with an ice pack? The DGKs started school this week. One DGD is Type 1 diabetic. She didn't eat all of her sandwich yesterday & her BG reading was 53 when I picked her up. I told DS maybe pack her a half sandwich plus other interesting carbs she will actually eat. Any other ideas? Thanks.

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Last updated: Aug. 15, 2013 4:43 am
Posted: Aug. 14, 2013 3:24 pm
Commented by: Buon Appetito
Aug. 14, 2013 3:25 pm
Buon Appetito
Aug. 14, 2013 3:28 pm
And yes on all! You can also make a hummus sandwich with pita bread if that is ok with the diet.
Aug. 14, 2013 3:44 pm
Hi Bon Appetito! Yes, I can omit the tahini? I looked at pita bread once & was high in carbs. Need to keep her lunch around 25 carbs but ones she will actually eat. She loves celery sticks so I thought a little of this for a dip. Thanks for your help!
Aug. 14, 2013 4:07 pm
I never use Tahiti when making humus. I use canolini beans garlic, lemon juice olive oil and you can use a few drops of sesame oil. Sometimes I'll put some herbs like oregano and tyme
Aug. 14, 2013 4:24 pm
Hi jrt! I've never made hummus because I don't care for chickpeas. But I do like cannelini beans. This might be the way to go! Thank you.
Aug. 15, 2013 4:43 am
My dauaghter took humuus to school everyday in her lunch bag. She always took a variety of cut up veggies to dip, but celery and carrots were a must have. There is a recipes on this site called Extra Easy Humuus that does not requjire Tahini. LOL, I bought Sabra every week. Never occurred to me to make my own!
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Aug. 14, 2013 3:36 pm
Maybe a wrap instead of a sandwich? Some crackers and cheese and pepperoni or ham. To keep things cool freeze a juice box or applesauce everything will be defrosted by lunch an the applesauce will be like a little slushy.
Aug. 14, 2013 3:39 pm
Sorry just read she is diabetic. I just saw hummus and thought of this recipe. I have no clue if any of the other things I suggested would be ok for her to eat.
Aug. 14, 2013 3:51 pm
Hi Jess! If she likes the hummus, I will try this with whole wheat. Her dad packs the lunch but I could make this up. Trying to make it easy on him to pack a variety of things. Thank you for the ideas.
Aug. 14, 2013 4:03 pm
I added more lemon juice and garlic powder. They have several flavors you can make. This is just a very basic recipe. Play around with it! I looked at several recipes before I made this to get an idea of what is in hummus so I made then and just started adding to it.
Aug. 14, 2013 4:40 pm
Thanks Jess! We will play around with this to see if & what she likes.
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Aug. 14, 2013 3:39 pm
I have never tried it personally, but some people use peanut butter instead of tahini. Celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers(any color) are all good with hummus.
PAMELA D. aPROpos of nothing
Aug. 14, 2013 3:57 pm
Can make your own tahini, not at all difficult and great alternative if you can't find it. Plus, unless you make a lot of hummus you can size down the recipe, and it's a lot less $ to make...
Aug. 14, 2013 3:57 pm
Hi jadedgurl! Thanks for the idea but I'm super allergic to nuts & even the fumes of peanut butter. DS doesn't have a food processor so I thought I could make hummus to send home with them as a lunch option.
Aug. 14, 2013 4:17 pm
Hi Pamela! Thank you so much for the link. Never knew how to make tahini but this is easy. I like that she said it was a good dip for apples. Thank you!!
Aug. 14, 2013 4:20 pm
I make hummus all the time, and I use a little sesame oil instead of the sesame paste (tahini). I always have the sesame oil on hand for Asian dishes, and it works great!
Aug. 14, 2013 4:53 pm
Hi westcoastmom! Thanks for the idea of using sesame oil. I had some but left in the pantry, after reading here, was afraid it went rancid so tossed it. I can buy more now & will try that. Thank you!
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Aug. 14, 2013 4:56 pm
Instead of hummus?
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Aug. 14, 2013 5:09 pm
no tahini called for in this one.
Aug. 14, 2013 5:19 pm
I don't buy tahini, but I grind my own sesame seeds in a coffee grinder and add that to homemade hummus. Tahini is pretty expensive. And adding oil on top is not necessary. I spread it on pitas or eat it with veggies.
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Aug. 14, 2013 6:03 pm
This is very good. I've used all sorts of lunch meat. I was trying to think of things my niece would like and she loves this!
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Aug. 14, 2013 6:07 pm
I'm planning on making these for my niece this weekend. I know some schools don't allow peanut butter but thought I would share. I thought they were a cute idea
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Aug. 14, 2013 6:09 pm
Also a little something different then a plain old sandwich.
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