Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hummus and Cucumber Boats

 And now to redeem myself for all my unhealthy posts.

The truth is, I am a pretty healthy eater. I just happen to have a husband with an insane sweet tooth. I make a lot of what I make, to put a smile on his face. As for me, I really have to think about what I'm eating, because unlike my husband I don't have the same metabolism I did in high school.

  That's okay though- you know why? Because healthy food tastes good too!

 And since I've been MIA due to a 2 week long spring break (ya be jealous of my kid), I thought I would pop on here and share my recent food crush. Hummus.
    No, I didn't just discover it, but I've newly fell in love with all the different ways I can easily incorporate it into my meals. Hummus in an omelette for example, works really well.

And my new favorite go to snack- Hummus and cucumber boats.



Check out this yummy goodness!

  I love to dip veggies into hummus in place of pita, but poor cucumber just didn't hold up great to it. This method makes a little bite-sized portion of cucumber and hummus perfection.

Hummus and Cucumber Boats
Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber, peeled
  • A few tablespoons of hummus (any flavor, I'm a sucker for chipotle)



Directions
  Cut peeled cucumber in half. Slice each half down the middle lengthwise exposing the seeds, Scoop those seeds out, making a well down the middle. I personally use a baby spoon for this, but by all means be a normal person and use whatever tool you'd like.
  Now take a spoon and fill your cucumber up with hummus. Once filled, slice into bite sized bites. The end result looks like a little boat to me. Enjoy!

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