Preparation really is key for me to eat well, especially throughout a really bust week. I like to take some time over the weekend to prepare a few different things to use for packed lunches, snacks and easy dinners the following week. Here, https://holisticnutritionninja.blog/2018/10/27/meal-prep-like-a-pro/ you can find some more info. on how I meal prep that you might find helpful.
In the above blog post, I shared some tips that I personally find very useful and time-saving. One thing I really enjoy having in my fridge is a big bowl of hummus. You can buy it ready made in stores of course but it’s really easy to make, much cheaper and you can add a ton of different herbs, spices and different ingredients to make it all your own.
I love adding a dollop of hummus over salads, spreading it over toast or dipping crackers or veggie sticks in a big bowl of hummus while working or studying or sitting on the sofa watching some TV.
The recipe is super simple – I always use the same ‘base’ recipe and then add whatever flavorings I feel I will enjoy at the time. For the pretty pink hummus pictured below for example, I added some steamed beet root and chives. You can really add whatever you like; be it fresh herbs or flavorful spices, whatever you enjoy 🙂
Ingredients *for base
480 grams chickpeas / 2 cans rinsed and drained.
2 cloves garlic – fresh / raw / roasted – all work well. Alternatively, you could also opt for 2 teaspoons garlic powder here.
2 tablespoons tahini – I make my own, check out my instagram / facebook page (linked below) to learn how
1 tablespoon olive oil
water – enough to reach desired consistency; about 1/2 a cup
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Add chickpeas, garlic, tahini and oil to a food processor or blender. I add water gradually until I reach a consistency I like – you could replace the water with olive oil which gives it a richer taste however I prefer to add herbs and spices to add flavor rather than large amounts of oils. Once you reach the consistency you like, add some different herbs or spices.
Some things I like adding are chili flakes, paprika, fresh basil, chives, steamed beets, infused oils, roasted garlic or onions… the sky is the limit with this one 🙂 Just add whatever you feel you would enjoy, or nothing at all and enjoy it as it is – either way you’re getting a wonderful dose of minerals, vitamins, healthy fats, complex carbs and just a whole lot of goodness. Super east to make and even easier to enjoy.
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