Hummus Boats and Easy Lunchbox Veggies

Hummus Boats! Easy to tuck in a lunchbox.

I love hummus. My kids like hummus. These little hummus boats were my attempt at getting them convert over to “love” status. They love celery and mini bell peppers. If the hummus was already on their crunchy favorites – well – maybe?


First, prep your veggies. Cut your mini bells in half on the long side and take out any seeds. Wash and dry your celery stalks.

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Fill the holes with your favorite hummus. Top with a sprinkle of finely chopped broccoli or shredded carrots.

Carrot Sprinkles

Think of it as a savory version of Ants on a Log.


If you’re worried about your boats tossing around in the lunch box, just place one on top of each other.


Done! Easy, huh? This way you don’t have to worry about another container for your dip. My kids happily crunched them. I’m hoping I’m one step closer to a full house of hummus lovers.

For mornings that I don’t even have time to put hummus on a pepper – I need crazy convenience.

I love convenient veggies that I can literally throw into a lunchbox. Stock your fridge with a few varieties that you don’t have to cut up. (It’s not lazy. It’s just reality.) Try snap peas, mini sweet bells, and baby carrots. Some days my kids will also snack on pieces of baby spinach.


Hummus Boats

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Serves 3-4

Hummus Boats

These hummus boats are a fast addition to any lunchbox.


  • 4 Sweet Mini Bell Peppers, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 4 Pieces of Celery, washed and dried
  • 1/3 Cup Hummus
  • 2 Tablespoons Finely Shredded Carrot
  • 2 Tablespoons Finely Diced Broccoli


  • Spoon hummus into the bell peppers and celery. Top with broccoli and carrot "sprinkles."

Want more ideas on including veggies in lunch? Try these easy dinosaur-inspired ideas.Veggie Dinosaur Roll Ups


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