Hummus is one of my favorite go-to snacks in the early afternoon. There is something special about it. It's so versitile that you can spread it on a sandwich or drip fresh raw veggies in it. I have a fondness of hummus made with white beans as I feel it give it a smoother texture without adding additonal oil.
Add lemon juice, garlic clove, cannelini beans, tahini, green onion, salt, Aleppo pepper (paprika if substituting), and cumin to a high speed blender or food processor.
Process on high until smooth (add a bit of warm water if it needs to be thinned out)
Refrigerate until chilled (approximately 1 hour)
Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and pinch of Aleppo pepper or paprika.
Tip: This is a perfect make-ahead snack. It is much better than the store bought version because you are using fresh ingredients and no preservatives. Store refrigerated for up to 5 days.
Vegetable egg muffins are a great source of protein. These kick the nutritional value up a bit by adding veggies and more fiber.
Okay so eggs are not my favorite. Actually, I don't like them even a little bit. But, I know that many of you love them are are looking to add some protein, more veggies and fiber to your diet. Give them a try and let me know how much you love them.
Makes 12 Servings
Tip: You can make ahead and refrigerate and/or freeze leftovers. Simply wait until fully cooled on a rack and then pop them into freezer safe bags. Microwave for a quick, easy, healthy breakfast.
I originally saw a similar recipe on a website for an Italian dish usually eaten for good luck on New Year's eve. I came up with this version based on what ingredients I had on hand and this is how I make it every time. I crave this in the winter and I am sure your body will love it with all the vitamin C it will get from the oranges.
You can make this salad ahead of time and thow it into the refrigerator to chill it down a bit or you can serve at room temperature. Either way it is delicous. It will also keep over night if you want to bring leftovers for lunch.
Sometimes a girl just needs some pizza. This diary free version really hits the spot and is a much healthier version than its fat cousin.
By prepping breakfast the night before it allows for a easy stress-free morning.
Tip: You gut microbes love to eat teh fiber int eh blueberries, oats, seeds and nuts. Meanwhile, your brain loves the omega-3 fats in the seeds and nuts.
It may sound simple enough but sometimes we just need a little reminder to liven things up. Add this or any variation of fruit to plain water and drink up.
Tip: You can buy a bag (or several bags) of frozen chopped fruit and throw those into your cup, thromos, or uber-cool mason jar in the morning. They are already washed and cut and will keep your water colder longer.
Just say yum to this fresh delicous and nutritious dressing!
Tip: Store extra dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.