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Monday, June 28, 2010


I attended a holistic conference this weekend and have a renewed goal to get my family eating healthier.  Periodically I will share our meals with you so you can maybe get some ideas for your own family. Here is what we had for lunch today.

Baked Pita Chips
Carrot sticks
Celery Sticks
Green Beans

(the kids dipped their veggies in ranch, but hey, it's better than nothing, right?)

Hummus Recipe
Recipe from herballegacy.com
1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans
*1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste), or 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds and 2 tablespoons olive oil
*3 tablespoons lemon juice
*1 clove garlic minced
*1/4 tsp cumin
*Salt and pepper to taste


Drain garbanzo beans, reserving liquid.  Put beans into a blender or food processor.  Add tahini or sesame seed and oil mixture, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and 1/4 cup of the garbanzo liquid.  Blend together until mixture is the consistency of heavy batter (adding more garbanzo liquid if needed).  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Garnish with olive oil or chopped parsley.

Makes 12 servings, 2 tablespoons per serving


mike said...

Hope you saved some for me!


Did this fulfill their hunger? Seriously, I would regard this as an appetizer. A healthy appetizer but an appetizer nonetheless.

marisa said...

We eat 5 times a day, so our meals tend to be on the smaller side. BUT, I was really hungry by 3 when we ate the next time.

Brandon said...

Don't be stingy with the garlic. More garlic is better....and it helps increase circulation and boosts your immune system! Try roasting the garlic in olive oil before hand to decrease the potency and add loads of flavor!