• 1 15oz can of chickpeas
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • half a lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

two weeks ago i ran the turkey trot in town. it’s the first time i have ran in over 5 years. let’s just say, i’m not in really “good” shape. it took me 30 minutes to run 2.5 miles. honestly, that’s not bad. i actually finished it and i think that is all that matters.

after running that day i felt great. the next day however, i was kind of sore. it’s kind of been a wild ride since then.

monday i am starting a juice cleanse. as well as the juice cleanse, with in the past week i have given up coffee, i started exercising daily (i already lost 2 pounds and i am no longer feeling sore) and i am actually waking up with a smile. something that is vary rare, i am not a morning person.

all of this is for a reason. i’ll be honest, i am a pretty healthy eater. i don’t snack much and i live mainly off of fruit and veg. my main issue is really getting into a healthier eating pattern. eating a healthy breakfast, sitting down and enjoying my lunch (not a granola bar) instead of eating on the go and not gorging myself during dinner (which is a very bad habit i have).

over the past week i have found that by eating a bowl of cereal or having toast with some almond butter and some fruit really give me a ton of energy till lunch. when it comes to dinner, i’m not stuffing my face because during the day i have been eating light healthy meals.

not only have i been sleeping better, but i have found a ton of energy i didn’t think i really had. i’m not dieting, that’s not my point, i’m not a dieter. i am however trying to set a good example for my kids by not only eating healthy but by being active.  i have already noticed a difference in my behavior and my kids. i have the energy to be more fun. i laugh more and i smile more. honestly, that’s all i’m looking for.

how does all of this tie into my recipe today? lunch…what should i eat? hummus is a great filler in not only sandwiches but on crackers or even just on a toasted pita (see here). my kids love hummus, they can eat it by the spoonful. they dip pretzels in it and even love the idea of veggies and hummus as a dip (what kid doesn’t like to dip). this is a very easy recipe and something you can make rather quickly with a food processor. my kids love to help me make hummus because they get to press the buttons, what’s more fun them making a lot of noise and getting to eat what you just created. it’s like art.

anyway, eat lunch, stick around because next week i have a great giveaway for all my local people. i’ll let you know how my cleanse goes :-)

garlic hummus

  1. in a food possessor add all your ingredients and pulse until you have reached your desired consistency.

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