This week has been... just another week. It's been busy at work and we got more snow, so I have just been having fun going home at nights and cuddling on the couch. The good thing about working out in the morning is that I can do that without feeling guilty. How have you guys been doing with your workouts? When is the best time you feel it is the most effective for you?
So, let's get started. This hummus recipe is one I have been making for awhile. Actually I make it at least once a week because Sean is now addicted to it :) It is such an amazing snack to partner with fresh cut veggies, crackers or pita/veggie chips.
As I have mentioned before, chickpeas are high in both soluble and insoluble fiber with a low glycaemic index, chickpeas can help you to feel fuller for longer, thereby helping to control appetite and manage weight. They are also an excellent low-fat source of protein. (http://www.suite101.com/content/the-chickpea-a135622) Not everyone is as brave though to eat them straight up like the Roasted Chickpeas we introduced last week. Sooo that's why hummus is so great! I always make regular garlic hummus, but today I have decided to try roasted red pepper hummus...
[Roasted Red Pepper] Hummus
- 1 can of Organic Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/3 cup of organic Tahini
- 2 gloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 3 tbsp Water
- 3 tbsp Lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Half - a full red pepper, roasted in the oven for 15 minutes
- 1/4 dried Basil
1) Preheat your oven to 350. Placed sliced red pepper onto a sheet with a tiny bit of oil and roast for 15 minutes.
2) In your food processor, put the garlic gloves and oil and pulse until incorporated.
3) Add the chickpeas, tahini, water, lemon juice, sea salt, red pepper and basil. Then blend until smooth consistency. It usually takes 30-60 seconds. (If you wish to just make a regular garlic hummus, DO NOT add the red pepper and basil.)
4) After blended, spoon into your desired dish and serve. Enjoy!
Next week I will show you how to make whole wheat pita chips because who can have hummus without homemade pita chips?! lol
Tonight for supper I really had fun with a Hawaiian style Stir fry that I was VERY happy with. I documented the whole thing so i will definitely be posting that early next week. This is one you are ganna want to try.
Is there any healthy recipe you guys want to see? Let me know. Monday I will be showing you the perfect Valentine's day dessert!! Delicious, beautiful and romantic ;)
Have a happy friday and stay healthy!
Lots of love