Recipe from Green for Clean Desserts: 50 Delicious and Easy Clean Eating Recipes by Annie Grapes
"If you like Hummus" is a great way to start this recipe because nearly 100 million Americans have no idea what Hummus is, and out of those who do, only about a quarter eat it regularly.
What Is Hummus?
How Do You Eat Hummus?
You can eat Hummus as a dip with pita bread or chips, or with whatever bread you have on hand. But it can also be used to replace mayo or mustard. I found a great site giving you 10 ways to eat Hummus, just click HERE.
Is Hummus Good For You?
Hummus is made with beans, ground sesame seeds, and oil (basically) so your nutritional benefits will include getting more protein (about 3g per 2Tbsp), fiber, and fat. If that doesn't sound like a good thing to you, then click HERE to learn how beans are not only good for you but help you lose weight in the process.
How To Make Your Own Hummus
Recipe From: The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School
Prep 1. Cooking Your Chickpeas
Prep 2. Do You Have Tahini Paste?
If you already have Tahini paste at home, continue with the recipe instructions.
If you don't have Tahini at home and have no idea what it is, keep reading.
Tahini is a sesame seed paste, that in Arabic means "to grind"; and that's really all it is: ground up (hulled) sesame seeds. Tahini is normally used for hummus, but it's also used for Baba Ganoush, dressings, and sauces.
You can buy a jar for under $5 at Walmart, Target, and Trader Joe's, or choose to make your own. I found a great recipe for making your own Tahini HERE.
Prep 3. In The Kitchen
This recipe makes a lot of Hummus so prepare yourself!
Homemade Hummus is only going to last for about a week.
This is just a basic Hummus recipe; you can add in your own garnishes to taste.
Have you ever eaten home made cranberry sauce? If so, you likely don’t have fond memories of it- between the bitter berries and the consistency of the mystery sauce, most Americans overwhelming choose canned cranberry sauce.
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The mixture will look the same for the first 2 hours, then you should see the cranberries starting to split in two, or develop small cracks. When you see this, you know your sauce is done!
5. Turn off the slow cooker, remove the lid and fish out the cinnamon stick and orange halves.
6. Stir. Leave the lid off and allow the sauce to thicken (it WILL thicken!) for about 30 minutes.
Get your protein and antioxidants together with this sweet and healthy dinner idea.
5 Easy Steps!
1. Mix brown sugar and apple juice together and set aside
2. Peel and slice apple
3. Add chicken to the slow cooker
4. Pour cranberries and apple slices over chicken
5. Pour brown sugar and juice mixture over everything.
Cook on Low for 6-8 Hours or on High For 3-4 Hours
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Thanks to the cooking geniuses at TheKitchn.com, you can now feel naughty while still being nice to your body. Chickpeas are a great source for vegan protein; just 1 cup gives you 15g of protein! Of course, they also contain minerals (like all beans) such as Fiber, Folate, and Manganese.
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Preheat oven to 400 degrees & butter both of the muffin pans
2. Melt chocolate in either a melting pot or on the stove.
(Place chocolate in pot and stir while on low heat until it's smooth.)
3. Combine the beans and eggs in a blender for a few seconds to mix.
(Make sure you drain the beans if in a can)
Add Agave Nectar, Baking Powder, Vanilla, Cayenne Pepper and salt.
Blend until smooth.
Transfer your blender mixture into a bowl.
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What 2 Do
- 1-2 bunches of Organic Kale (depending on size)
- Squeeze of a Lemon
- Sea Salt to taste
- 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Wash, Chop Kale into 1 inch strips
Mix in bowl with other ingredients (you can wait until they are cooked to add salt)
Place on cookie sheet
Bake in oven for 12 minutes.
Thanks Dr. Axe for this great How-To video!
To see Dr. Axe's Page, click HERE
Or, use it to trick your friends into eating Kale! A fun summertime smoothie perfect for waking you up and cooling you off!
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