We've got snack food today. Because everyday is a snacking challenge for a weight watcher like myself, and probably you too! So when I can make amazing snacks like these raw veggies and green pea and mint hummus happen, I'm winning. And with just a few ingredients, a blender and about 5 minutes, you'll be winning on the snack front too.
So, we're 12 recipes into this blog and I'm about 4 weeks into the weight watchers journey. I gotta say, it's been a challenge to count the points and record everything I eat. I often forget. But I'm still losingweight. And I can tell you why. The thing that has happened is that I have drastically changed the way I eat and the consequences of this are staggering. I have more energy and I feel lighter. My posture has even changed. I stand taller and I have never felt more confident. Not too shabby for just starting to eat differently, huh!
In the past, mindless and emotional eating was totally my jam. 'Cause nothing says I love you like a big 'ol piece of cheesecake, right?! And I would often not pay attention when I ate something like chips or
a cookie cookies, and I would look down for another handful or another bite and realise that I had finished eating and didn't even know it! Say what? Talk about not being in control of what I eat. Yikes!
So, I'm working on a few super exciting projects that are gonna help us take control of our daily eating habits and rituals and see if we can't bring a bit of mindfulness back to eating. In the mean time let's talk about dips and spreads and the beauty of a raw veggie plate with a bright green bowl of hummus that tastes like spring. This is also perfect for a party platter. Pot luck, anyone?
Literally, all you need to do is get all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth and voila, pea and mint hummus. Just a couple of quick tips, though. I used to use a food processor for the hummus, but have since found I can get it smoother and creamier in a blender. And the other is to pop the chickpeas out of their little skins. It taks a few minutes onto the prep time, but the end creaminess is worth the extra 3 minutes. For sure!
Green Pea and Mint Hummus
- 250 ml green peas frozen
- 400 g tin chickpeas
- 2 tablespoon tahini
- 2 cloves garlic
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- salt and pepper
- handful mint
- Place all the ingredients except the olive oil in a blender.
- Turn the blender on and start to drizzle in the olive oil.
- If the hummus is still too thick, then add some water until desired consistency is reached.
- Serve with fresh veggies.
- Makes 2 cups. A serving is ¼ cup. 8 servings.