This is a basic hummus recipe that I enjoy making because it is easy, quick and healthy. I don’t add a lot of salt, so you may want to add more to yours. My daughter actually likes this version better than the ones I have made with a lot more salt and olive oil. Give it a try and let me know if you like it or share your favorite recipe!
1 garlic clove
1 can drained chickpeas or cook your own (garbanzo beans) according to package directions
1 lemon freshly squeezed
1 tablespoon Tahini paste
1/2 tsp salt (or 1 tsp if you prefer)
1/4 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 Tblsp olive oil
Fresh parsley and paprika
In food processor pulse the garlic then add the chickpeas, lemon juice, salt, tahini paste, cumin and cayenne pepper.
While this is processing, add the olive oil in a stream. If you need more to make it smooth, continue adding. (I added a little extra lemon juice)
Place on plate or bowl and garnish with the parsley and paprika. I used smoked paprika and it added a nice flavor. Swirl olive oil on top also. Eat with veggies, pita chips, crackers, etc.
I love soups and chili on a cold winter day like today! The ones I truly love are not the most healthy, but to my delight I found this recipe; No Bean Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili by SkinnyTaste.
My photo does not do this justice, but this Turkey Chili hits the spot. I added cauliflower rice to the bottom of the bowl instead of white rice and it was not only delicious but very filling and not a lot of calories!
I am adding the recipe here below, but you can click on the link above and get her full version recipe with pics!
20 oz lean ground turkey
kosher salt to taste
1/2 cup onion chopped
3 garlic cloves chopped
10 oz Rotel with green chilies
8 oz tomato sauce
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 bay leaf
1 medium sweet potato, diced
cilantro for garnish if you like
In large skillet, brown the turkey and season with salt and cumin
After meat is browned, add onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes over med heat
Add Rotel, tomato sauce, water, cumin, chili powder, paprika and bay leaf
Cover and simmer about 20 to 25 minutes for potatoes to soften
Remove bay leaf and serve
Add sour cream and cilantro if you desire (or rice)
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Be sure to go to SkinnyTaste for full recipe!
Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos
I try to make these as healthy as possible. You can make your own Avocado Lime Sauce or use the yogurt avocado dressing from https://www.bolthouse.com/product/cilantro-avocado/, which is what I used. But whatever you like best will work and taste great!
Avocado Lime Sauce:
~ 1/2 cup sour cream (use light if you want to make it with less calories)
~ 1 avocado
~ 1 to 2 tablespoons cilantro
~ lime zest and lime juice from one lime
Mix together in blender and chill while you make the fish tacos
We purchased 1 1/2 pounds of Mahi Mahi so we would have some left over
~ Brush fish with olive oil
~ sprinkle with favorite blackened seasoning, (on both sides) I used Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Blackened seasoning or make your own.
~ Heat oil in skillet and cook fish 2 to 3 minutes on each side
~ Serve in tortilla with tomatoes, cabbage, avocado, lime wedge and your avocado lime sauce
I added black beans; rice and quinoa
ZUCCHINI CRUSTED PIZZA
My daughter LOVES Pizza…so she is always sending me links to low calorie Pizza. She found this recipe for Zucchini Crusted Pizza and wanted to give it a try. I was a little skeptical but we ended up really liking the flavor and texture. In fact, my whole family enjoyed! Great idea Claire!
You can make this a little more low calorie by reducing the cheese and the marinara sauce. It will still be very tasty, satisfying and good for your waist line!!
Recipe is under On the Healthy Side at top of page. ENJOY!
I love that these simple ingredients can turn into something so tasty!
A healthy dose of avocado, egg, lime, whole grain bread and a dash of salsa
I enjoy the mornings that I do not have to be somewhere early. My daughter and I were able to actually have breakfast together. That doesn’t happen very often these days.
I searched quite a few recipes for this breakfast delight. While it is pretty basic, I wanted to see what ingredients people were using to make it stand out. I find that sometimes the easiest thing to do is just do what you like. Here are the ingredients I used this morning. You can’t go wrong with this one! It was an energizing way to start my day! Here is the recipe. Sunny Side Up Egg and Avocado Sandwich
…like a big Pizza Pie
My daughter, Claire, loves Pizza! She loves all Italian food, but Pizza is her absolute favorite. She wanted to make a healthier version of this wonderful slice of heaven.
I found a recipe from The Skinnytaste Cookbook made with Lavash bread and homemade marinara sauce.
This recipe is low cal and tastes great. My daughter went back to college and made it the next night as well. I posted the recipe from Gina’s website here Lavash Bread Pizza and below as well. You can find it at the top of this post also. Enjoy!
Lavash Flatbread Pizzas
Servings: 2 • Serving size: 2 squares • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 191.8 • Fat: 4.7 g • Protein: 12.2 g • Carb: 23.9 g • Fiber: 1.4 g • Sugar: 1.4 g
- 9×12″ lavash flatbread
- olive oil spray
- 3 tbsp marinara sauce
- 2 oz reduced fat shredded mozzarella
- pinch dried oregano
- 2 tbsp fresh basil
Preheat oven to 450°. If you have a pizza stone, heat it as well.
Spray lavash lightly with oil then top with sauce. Too much sauce will make the bread soggy so don’t over-do it.