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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: B A
Aug. 14, 2013 3:25 pm
Yes!
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B A
B A
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!
 
jrt
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.
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Jess124
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.
 
Jess124
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.
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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...http://www.yumsugar.com/Homemade-Tahini-Recipe-25190494
 
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!!
 
westcoastmom
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.
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superfox12082
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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