April 24, 2019

Afterschool Snacks: Garden Veggies & Hummus

This post is part of our Afterschool Snacks series, featuring easy, kid-chef friendly recipes that can be made at home or at school. 

Spring is in full effect and those long-anticipated gardens are finally flourishing. Inspired by the many shades of green and colorful blossoms of the season, this fresh springtime snack will tide you over until you can enjoy your growing garden’s harvest. Garden Veggies & Hummus is a fun take on a simple snack and sure to be a crowd pleaser, whether the crowd is at home, school, or an afterschool program. 

Children will delight in dunking crunchy garden veggies into creamy, protein-rich hummus. This snack is easy to mix up by using different vegetables, which means it can be enjoyed time and time again. 

Garden Veggies & Hummus Recipe

Prep time: 10 minutes. 2 servings.


1-2 carrots, depending on the size

1 green bell pepper

2 stalks of celery

½ cup cherry tomatoes

2 oz. whole grain pita chips

4 tablespoons Fast Break Hummus 



1. Wash all the vegetables.

2. Cut the bell pepper, celery, and carrots into dipping-sized sticks. Save time by using baby carrots instead of cutting up whole carrots.

3. Spoon hummus into a small bowl and place on top of a small flower pot.

4. Arrange veggies and pita chips on a plate, around the flower pot of hummus. Garnish with a celery top. Simplify presentation by putting the hummus bowl directly onto the plate.

5. Dip, crunch, and munch!


What garden veggies did you use? Share your creation with us on social media using #HealthierGenEats