Healthy snacking is one of those things that can go really great or aggressively wrong. I'm not talking mars bars versus an apple, I'm talking store bought packaged garbage versus magical things that you created with your own hands. For one it tastes a heck of a lot better when you make it yourself, and gives you the rights to share your homemade goodies with your friends and say "I made dis!". Carrying forward, I bring to you my latest brainstorm...
Basic Bitches Hummus
It takes five minutes to whip yourself a healthy snack like this for those mid-day hankerings that at their very worst point could lead you into a dysglycemic state of mind, and next thing you know you're in the Tim Hortons drive-thru shouting at the person on the other end LADY I WANT THE REST OF YOUR BOSTOM CREAM DOUGHNUTS.
No need to be hangry, I got you.
The more I dig into my program at school, the more I see the importance of feeding your body wholesome food that makes you feel good when you eat it. Today's craving was hummus, so I made something up. Chances are, most of you will have the listed ingredients in your cupboard. Amazing!
1 can of chickpeas, washed and drained well (I used organic)
1 tsp Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
1 tsp cummin
1-1/2 tsp indian spice blend (curry, pepper, mustard seed, dried red bell pepper)
1 lemon, just the juice. You could use some of the rind as well to kick up the citrus-y flavour if you're into that
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
Using either a food processor, Vitamix, or I used a NutriBullet, throw everything in there and blend for about a minute. Eat to your heart's desire :)
**Keep in mind to refrigerate afterwards to keep the hummus fresh!
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