Get ready to unleash your wild side in the Modern Mamal Metropolis of Zootopia. The town’s fearless leader, Mayor Lionheart, believes in this town anyone can be anything. In this case, his Lionheart Hummus Dip can be delicious, healthy, and fun! Today’s “Zootopia” party idea is brought to you by our sponsor: The American Refractive Surgery Council (ARSC).
Get ready to unleash your wild side in the Modern Mammal Metropolis of Zootopia with our Zootopia Party Idea . The town’s fearless leader, Mayor Lionheart, believes in this town anyone can be anything. In this case, Mayor Lionheart’s Hummus Dip can be delicious, healthy, and fun! So fun, in fact, the kids won’t even know – or care – how healthy it is. Research shows that eating a diet rich in Antioxidants, Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Carotenoids may protect the future of your vision. The beets added into your hummus, and the array of orange and yellow peppers and carrots that create the lion’s mane make this snack a really healthy choice.
Quick and Easy Mayor Lionheart’s Hummus Dip Directions
Mayor Lionheart’s Hummus Dip Ingredients
- 1 can chickpeas
- 2 cloves garlic
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- ¼-½ c water
- Yellow and Orange Peppers or Pepper Slices
- 1 large Yellow or Orange Pepper, left whole
- Petite or Baby Carrots or Carrot Slices
- Black olives for garnish
- Chopped beets, 2-4 small pieces for the hummus, 2 small pieces for garnish
How to Make the Hummus Dip
1. Rinse the chickpeas.
2. In a blender, puree chickpeas, garlic, beets, lemon juice and olive oil and pulse. Slowly add water as pulsing until you reach a smooth consistency. You may not need all the water.
3. Gather your garnish items to create the lion face. You will use 2 small squares of beets for the eyes, a small round of olive for the nose, 2 slices of olive for the mouth, and 6 small carrots or carrot slices for the whiskers.
4. Hollow out a large pepper and fill with hummus dip.
5. Place the pepper in your serving dish and surround with pepper slices and carrots to create the lion’s mane.
6. Garnish the dip with the lion’s face. Use 2 small squares of beets for the eyes, a small round of olive for the nose, 2 slices of olive for the mouth, and 6 small carrots or carrot slices for the whiskers.
This happy and healthy treat will help you have a roaring good day! Enjoy.
Did you know that the retina – the part of the eye responsible for vision – has the highest metabolic rates of all of the tissues in the body? The American Refractive Surgery Council says that healthy foods can offer protective benefits, which may result in longer lasting clear vision. Here is a list of nutrients that recent research is showing may protect the future of your vision.
To easily include these foods in your daily meal plan we’ve created a shopping list printable.
Antioxidants – Blueberries, Apples (with the peel), Kale, Spinach, Beets and tea. Antioxidants are nutrients that can help protect your cells from stress and wearing out.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Fish, Walnuts, and Avocados. Eating a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids may help protect against dry eye syndrome and macular degeneration.
Carotenoids – Carrots, Egg Yolks, Tomatoes and Orange Peppers
Carotenoids are pigment molecules that have the ability to absorb the harmful energy of blue and ultraviolet light, known to cause eye damage including macular degeneration and cancer.
The American Refractive Surgery Council (ARSC) was formed to help people make informed choices about refractive surgery, including LASIK, and improve the way they see the world. Parents interested in learning more about LASIK or other surgical vision correcting options for themselves or children aged 18 or older can visit www.americanrefractivesurgerycouncil.org.