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Hummus Lions

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cook Time:

5 minutes



Have you ever heard the phrase “In like a lion and out like a lamb?” Sometimes people use this phrase to describe the weather in the month of March. Try this lion shaped hummus plate to celebrate the month of March with you kids.


1 small container hummus or 1 hummus recipe

1 carrot per person

¼ bell pepper per person

Raisins or dried cranberries

optional: whole grain crackers for dipping


Make hummus following this recipe or purchase hummus.  Place hummus on a plate in a circle.


Cut the carrot into rounds then cut the rounds into ½ circles.  If your child is less than 2, cook the carrot first so that your child doesn’t choke.


Cut the bell pepper into small strips. Do not serve bell pepper to young children who could choke on it.


Place carrots and peppers around the hummus to make a lion’s mane.  Use the dried cranberries to make eyes, a nose and a mouth.  You can bite or cut the dried cranberry to create a mouth shape.


To eat, dip the bell pepper and carrots into the hummus.  You could also serve with whole grain crackers or bread for dipping.

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