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Not all Snacks are Created Equal


When I say the word “snack” what are the first images that come to mind?  Cookies?  Ice Cream?  Chocolate Bar?  What do all of these things have in common?  That’s right…sugar.  For some reason the word snack has become associated with sweetness but that doesn’t have to be the case.

Today I’m going to talk about a wonderful concept…the savoury snack.  And I have a great one that is easy to prepare and very filling.  This is a great snack in the evening.  I find I never wake up in the middle of the night with hunger pangs when I’ve had this snack.

I’m talking about hummus. I like to have it with rice cakes but it is also great with some raw veggies.


1 can chick peas

1 clove garlic

1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

Drain and rinse the chick peas thoroughly.  Chop the garlic into quarters.  Add the chick peas and the garlic to a blender.  Squeeze the lemon juice over top.  Add enough water that it just starts to show through the chick peas.  Blend on high.  You may need to add more water to make it more the consistency that you like but only add small amounts of water at a time and blend each time (it’s hard to judge just by looking…only by blending can you be sure).   Enjoy!




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