Hummus is a great snack and full of tahini which is brilliant for boosting calcium levels so do bear that in mind if you have a child that struggles with dairy or indeed has an intolerance. Chickpeas are low in fat and good for lowering cholesterol.
1 x 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 tbsp tahini
1/2-1 tsp cumin
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 small garlic clove
Place everything into a mixer and blend. It will be very thick so add some water to help to loosen.
If you want to get even more calcium into your child, serve with broccoli crudites.
This is wonderful served with toasted pitta bread cut into soldier-like strips for dipping.