Brookshire’s is now carrying baby cucumbers in the produce section.
Packaged in stay-fresh bags, these greenhouse-grown, smaller-sized cucumbers are perfect for healthy snacking.
They are sweeter and more crisp than your common garden cucumbers, with more tender skin and sized perfectly for single servings.
My kids love these in their lunches, with hummus to dip. They’re also nice sliced into salads or spears, and less work to do so.
Baby cucumbers, aptly named because they are only five or six inches in length, are also seedless and “burpless,” making them easier on your stomach.
Choose a bag that has firm cucumbers that are bright green, without soft spots.
Hummus-Stuffed Lunchbox Cucumbers
1 lb baby cucumbers (about 4)
8 Tbs prepared hummus
4 Tbs feta cheese, crumbled
4 Tbs green olives, diced
Slice a wedge lengthwise from baby cucumbers without cutting all the way through. Spread hummus into wedge; sprinkle with feta and green olives. Wrap with plastic wrap, and send in school lunches for a healthy treat.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 101, Fat: 6 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 8 mg, Sodium: 346 mg, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 5 g.
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