If hummus and guacamole mated and had a love child… this would be it:
I really wanted some hummus, but I didn’t have chickpeas or tahini on hand — enter Spinach & Avocado Cannellini Bean Hummus!
It was delicious — nice and creamy from the avocado and a great way to sneak in some extra veggies :) This would be such a fun appetizer at a party!
Spinach & Avocado Cannellini Bean Hummus
- 1.5 C (one can) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 C fresh spinach
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- Half a large ripe avocado
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 2 cloves garlic
- Salt & pepper to taste
Toss it all in a food processor and whirl away!
It’s so GREEN! :)
I just used some of it to pack up a fun lunch for work today! I spread some on a whole wheat pita, topped it with smoked salmon and dried drill:
And then added on some broccoli slaw for crunch and some (unpictured) mixed greens for more bulk :)
Nom. Give it a try :) I bet it would be delicious with diced tomatoes as well!
I also packed a honey Oikos Greek yogurt (never tried this kind before!):
An orange and a random leftover hard boiled egg:
And a Kashi cherry dark chocolate bar (mmm haven’t had these in too long!):
All ready to go!
My #1 tip for eating healthy during the work week — BE PREPARED!!! If I don’t have enough snacks, all hell breaks lose. ;)
I’m off to work and then class this evening — I love my Nutrition class but I can’t wait to not have to sit in class all night on Mondays after sitting at work all day! At least I got in some movement this morning — I had a great, sweaty workout at LA Boxing :) Funny story — this morning at LA Boxing I ran into my friend Alicia who I hadn’t seen or talked to in awhile — she was just finishing up the 6 to 7 a.m. kickboxing class. She apparently just did a demo on Saturday after reading about it on my blog, and now she’s officially a member :) Yay! She said she was looking for a way to mix up her workouts. Hear hear! (Hi Alicia!)
Have a good one :) And stay tuned — tomorrow I will (finally) be posting my review of my new cell phone — the Verizon Palm Pre Plus!