I started out the year by making my own Hummus, I have been meaning to for months. I had the day off so I read several recipes and mixed them together to make some of my own Hummus. I always read several recipes and take what sounds good from each one to make what I want. Here is the recipe for the Hummus I made.
1 can of Garbonzo beans – rinse the beans and keep the liquid from the can
1 whole lemon
Red Pepper Flakes
- Put the Garbanzo beans, juice of lemon, 2 Table Spoons Olive Oil, 1 Table Spoon Ground Cumin, Garlic, Salt & Pepper to taste into your food processor or blender.
- Blend until you get the smooth texture you desire, add in the liquid from the Garbonzo Beans as needed to get your desired consistency.
- Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for 3 weeks.
This is the base of the hummus you can enjoy as is or add anything for different flavors such as sun dried tomatoes.
Enjoy on sandwiches, veggies, as a dip, whatever you like!
It’s time to get started! Starting tomorrow June 11 the Food Challenge begins, lasting 21 days. Join me by commenting or emailing us.
For 21 Days we will be eliminating the following items from our daily diet. It’s that easy. No measuring, calorie counting, following specific meals we are simply going to eliminate items that will help our daily health.
- Cake or cake like items /example donuts
- White Bread
- Ice cream
- Soda/Pop/Coke (whatever you call it) even diet
- Fast Food
The above items are what we are eliminating. I love doing this because it gives me a cleanse and a great boost of energy. It also allows me to try new things.
Join in today to have accountability and ideas for substitutions and recipes.
Getting into a meal prep routine can be hard. It takes time and planning so I wanted to share some tips to ease into it. I always make changes slowly so that I can set myself up for success. It can be difficult to jump into an entire full day of meal prepping. Here are some starting tips.
- After getting home from the grocery store before you put all your veggies/fruit and snacks away take them all out of the package and divide them into individual servings. Either in bags or containers whatever you have. This way your veggies and fruit are all clean, cut and ready to go and you can grab and go with your breakfast, lunch or snack.
2. Start with prepping just one meal for the week. I would recommend breakfast so that you get your day going in a positive way. Decide what you want to have for the week and on Sunday make a batch big enough for the week and divide it into serving sizes for that week. Now in the morning you are ready to go, don’t forget your coffee!
3. As you are cooking dinner make extra and set it aside in serving size containers for lunches the upcoming days.
4. When you leave in the morning for your day take everything with you that you . want to eat/snack or drink for the day. This will save you money and time. I have my lunch box stocked with my breakfast, lunch and snacks. I also have a water bottle that I can refill through the day.
Start with theses 4 meal prep tips and after a while you will start to get in a grove.
My sister recommended the Protein Blend Birds Eye Steamfresh and boy was she right. It is quick and delicious. PLUS packed with protein, vitamins and minerals.
It’s in the freezer section of your local grocery store. Only 4 1/2 minutes in the microwave and you have a perfect side dish or meal on it’s own. I grilled some chicken to add to mine for a perfect quick week night meal.
Not all processed foods are bad, you just need to read the label and make sure what is in the package is real food. Not just chemicals. Try this out and let me know what you think, it’s going to be in my freezer all the time.
I LOVE these Protein Balls, they are my go to breakfast. I make them on Sunday and have them all week. They store easily and are packed with great nutrients and protein to keep you fuller longer. Try them out!
- 1 cup Dry Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
- 1/2 cup Ground Flaxseed
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1/3 cup Honey
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Mix it all together and put in the fridge for 45 minutes. (If it’s in longer no big deal) Now roll into ball shapes and store in the fridge. **Tip before you roll the balls spray your hands with non stick spray to keep from sticking to your hands**
I have the biggest sweet tooth and I have seen so many people making ice cream out of bananas. I had to try it. Here is what I did.
Freeze 4-5 Bananas (Tip peel bananas before you freeze them)
After they are frozen, cut them into slices and place them in the food processor
Add cinnamon & vanilla to taste
Blend, longer than you think, it will start to get flaky but don’t give up just keep going it will become an ice cream texture before you know it.
Put it in a bowl and keep in the freezer, you can fold in anything you want such as strawberries, chocolate chips or even add in peanut butter in the blending process. Be creative.
It is so yummy, I was impressed that it felt like ice cream. It is so refreshing and bright, I will have this in my freeze all summer for sure.