Crazy day today… isn’t it always though?!?! We are always on the go making it harder and harder to get in a decent healthy lunch. I have been trying really hard to eat more raw veggies lately, mostly because they are just so good for you. I read all the new year resolution on veggies (yeah I know, I know! You are all sick of hearing about new year resolutions), but the fact that eating large quantities may reduce your risk of cancer is awesome and gave me a raw veggie kick. The problem is that I don’t really like raw veggies and either do my kids!
We are learning though! I have found that it is all in the presentation. For example, try buying carrot chips instead of regular carrots. I don’t know what it is, but something about calling it a chip and the thinner crinkle cut is more enticing than a thick carrot stick. My kids will gobble it up! Throw in some interesting and yummy Hummus and we will all down and tray of raw veggies.
So I am a little obsessed with Hummus lately since being on my veggie kick. It is such an easy and healthy lunch. I have been keeping a different variation of it along with fresh cut veggies in the fridge for the last several weeks. If is is ready and you just have to pull it out… you will eat it! It is easy to grab and when you just want a quick snack for you or the kids it is a great healthy way to go.
So here is the latest Hummus variation I have made lately… So good!
- 1 can garbanzo beans
- 1/4 – 1/3 cup of cooking liquid if you use dry beans or chicken stalk (I actually just used water here)
- 2 medium cloves of garlic
- 1/4 cup of tahini
- 1/2 tsp salt
- fresh ground pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 avocado
- 2-3 cups fresh spinach
- I like to garnish with Tomatoes and cilantro
Add the ingredients to a food processor or blender and mix well. I needed to add more liquid to get the right consistency. Serve with a variety of raw vegetables (I recommend carrot chips for kiddos). I am sure this would be great with a yummy pita as well. Enjoy… I sure did!
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!