hummus, avocado, kidney beans, eggs

What do these four ingredients have in common? Aside from being ridiculously tasty and packed with good stuff like protein, fiber and iron, they are also my favorite ingredients to start the day.

Recently I have gotten serious about my fitness and part of that is being cognizant of the foods I put into my body. That means way less salty potato chips and way more fruits and vegetables. Which is not super hard for me because I love fruits and veggies so the challenge for me is turning down Sour Patch Kids and reaching for water not black tea (green tea is a good substitute as it is good for the metabolism).

Here are a few healthy eating tips I have adopted that have really been working for me.

Each week I make a batch of my own hummus so its always on hand for dipping vegetables and spreading on toast and english muffins. An old co -worker gave me this recipe, she is Lebanese so I think it’s safe to say the recipe is authentic!

Ingredients

1 Can Progresso Chickpeas

3 – 4 Tablespoons Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste)

1 Clove of Garlic

Lemon and Salt to taste

Directions

  1. Separate chickpeas from chickpea juice and save the juice
  2. Pour chickpeas into blender
  3. Add 1/4 cup chickpea juice
  4. Add tahini, garlic, lemon and salt
  5. Blend

Keep adding chickpea juice until the consistency is smooth and creamy. The same goes for the garlic and the salt. You will probably need more of everything than you think, just remember to add slowly.

I never start my day without eggs. I prefer cage free organic eggs just because I feel bad for the chickens that have to lay eggs in cramped cages. I don’t mean to be political but they gift us with eggs (which I love) so I like to think they have the option to lay them under kinder, gentler circumstances.

The versatility of an egg is also pretty cool. Poached, scrambled, boiled, fried. I love them all. You can also pair them with just about anything.

Which is why avocados and kidney beans are so high on my eat list (just kidding I don’t have an eat list :). But they are packed with so many good vitamins and nutrients but best of all they are filling and tasty and 100% guilt free!.

Later this week I will post a few egg recipes as rice has become an unexpected go to for me!

Best,

M

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