They may be experiencing hardships in trying to find healthy food to eat. If they have food to eat, the cooking areas and utensils may be limited.
So my goal is showing them how they can fix yummy, healthy food when they have a super limited budget and may have very little experience or equipment when it comes to preparing food.
One of my favorite easy to prepare snacks is hummus. It only requires a few ingredients, of most you usually have in your home. No real prep work as you're just throwing a bunch of stuff together and mushing it together. The only problem is that most people usually make it with a blender, food processor, immersion blender or something similar. The people I will be talking with may not have access to these handy dandy items.
So I came up with an easy peasy hummus that requires nothing but your ingredients, a plastic zipper bag, and something to smash with (your hands, a rolling pin, can of veggies, etc...).
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cumin
1-2 teaspoons Salt Free Seasoning Blend
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 tablespoons water (more if needed)
- Open, drain and rinse one can of chickpeas. You can either leave the skins on or take them off for a smoother hummus.
My hummus turned out a bit rustic looking due to leaving the skins and probably could of used a touch more water to make it creamier. However it looks, it tastes delicious and hits the spot for a snack or lunch.