Right, so I haven't been good about taking pictures for 24 hours. But I'm more motivated again, so they'll start up tomorrow. Breakfast was one of the few remaining muffins, a 1/3 cup oatmeal and probably a little snack or two. Plus, my favorite, a way-too-sweet coffee.
I have big plans to have a healthy dinner, exercise, clean and cook tonight. Boyfriend is on overnight call so I'm all alone and intend to take up my time with a nice late hot yoga class.
Fast forward: I'm sitting at my computer, it's 11:10pm and I've been pretty darned productive. I'm done with dinner+finale of Top Chef (brussel sprouts and some snacks), ran 2.5 miles, did 65 minutes of hot yoga (I STILL can't make it through a full class), showered, cleaned up the kitchen (muffin tin is a PAIN to clean!) and am in the process of making "hummus". My phone/camera just died so I'm recharging it while I type so I can provide pictorial evidence throughout my hummus making process.
Lets begin with the explanation. I LOOOOOVVVEEE hummus but I find that it frequently has too much useless oil in it and the tahini paste, which is a sesame paste is REALLY high in fat and not that high in flavor. So I've looked up tons of hummus recipes to find ones with less/no oil and less/no tahini. In a stroke of genius I've combined a few simple ingredients to make a really yummy, nutritious red pepper/feta "hummus" with much fewer calories.
1. 1-15.5oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas): reserve the liquid in another container
2. 2 servings of Fat Free Feta Cheese (this is firmer and saltier than it's Fat-Full cousin so I think it's better even disregarding fat content)
3. Zest and Juice of 1 lemon (or a few squirts of lemon juice to taste)
4. Roasted Red Peppers (I buy these in a big jar, they'll sit in the fridge for months even after opening)
5. Salt and lemon pepper (sprinkle liberally then add more to taste)
6. Optional: chipotle chilli pepper, seeds removed (again, a can of these will go a long way and last for months)
Divide this into 3 portions for about 420/3 --> 140 calories. This is a BIIG main course style hummus serving though. I'd say about a 1/3 cup. Honestly, I usually run out of dipping vegetables and finish it off with a spoon.
Last note: The chipotle pepper is super spicy, so as a first time, just use a sprinkle of cayenne or nothing at all.
11:45-Will also give myself a manicure and see if Boyfriend notices it's a homemade one!