By Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN
Fourth of July festivities are often loaded with food, food and more food! And while some of it can be healthy(ish), the reality is that most of it isn’t. This hummus recipe is healthy, practical and festive. Since people of all ages enjoy watermelon, I decided to get creative: Instead of using less-healthy chips for a vehicle for the healthy hummus dip, I subbed in watermelon. I was pleasantly surprised by this delicious appetizer combo, which is a great source of protein, healthy fat, fiber and, due to the high water content of the watermelon, it’s also hydrating. Serve this dish with some festive napkins (like those pictured) and voila, you have an easy and healthy appetizer to bring to your July 4th party or gathering.
Note: Store for up to 1 week in the fridge, and enjoy!
Trans Fat: 1g