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  • HISD Food and Agriculture Literacydip

    Buffalo Chickpea Dip with Sugar Snap Peas

    SERVINGS: 8 (1/4 cup)


    • 8 oz. fat-free cream cheese softened
    • 1 – 14.5 oz. can of chickpeas drained
    • 2 tablespoons aquafaba (chickpea juice)
    • ½ cup Buffalo sauce
    • 4 cups sugar snap peas


    • Prep and measure all ingredients. Reserve the drained aquafaba (chickpea juice).
    • Combine the chickpeas, aquafaba, and Buffalo sauce in a blender/food processor until smooth.
    • Add the cream cheese to the blender/food processor.
    • Blend together the ingredients until smooth.
    • Serve dip with sugar snap peas and enjoy!


    This dip is great with crunchy vegetables like carrots, jicama, celery, etc.

  • Red Bean Soup
    Try out this yummy soup. Even the kids will love it. Red beans are packed with protein and are high in fiber, folate, potassium, magnesium, and B vitamins, which are good for a heart-healthy bean soup


    • 2 cups red beans
    • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
    • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
    • 1 cup coconut milk › ½ cup chicken broth
    • ¼ cup coconut sugar
    • Zest of a tangerine
    • 1 pinch of kosher salt
    • 1 pinch of toasted sesame seeds
    • 3 sprigs mint
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • Mung beans (optional)red bean soup video

    In an 8-quart pot over medium heat, add sesame oil then garlic and ginger. Quickly sauté. Then add the broth, coconut milk, zest, coconut sugar, salt, and beans. Simmer for 30 minutes, remove the zest, and puree. Serve hot and garnish with sesame oil, chili flakes, toasted sesame seeds, mung beans (optional), and mint.


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    Total time: 25 minutes

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    Tracking fat grams

    Food labels can be confusing, especially when you’re looking at fat grams. But it’s important to know how much fat you should have in your diet and how to use labels to help keep your dietary fat intake in check.

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    Don't skimp on healthy fats

    Fat isn’t all bad – as long as you know which foods to eat, and what to avoid. Do you know the difference between good-for-you fats and the artery-clogging type? Read on for a closer look.

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