Hummus for Dummies

For some reason, hummus was one of those things that always seemed waaaay more complicated to make than it actually is. So while I call this “hummus for dummies,” it’s really more like “hummus for lazies,” because if you can scroll Facebook or Instagram stories all day, you can find 5 minutes to put this together.

The reason I finally caved and started making my own has nothing to do with money, but everything to do with ingredients. Most store-bought hummus is made with soybean or canola oil, which are HORRIBLE for you. I wanted to be able to control the ingredients I put in so that I could offer it as a healthy snack option for my kids without worrying about my boys developing man boobs (it’s true).

All it takes is a food processor and a few ingredients. Continue reading “Hummus for Dummies”

Not Your Average Salad

Salads and I have a pretty shady history. In fact, salads give me a little PTSD. They make me think of diets and all the trauma associated with dieting. The idea that if I only eat “good” food, I’ll look better and be a new and improved version of me. Spoiler alert – I’m always the same me, and no amount of salads or promising diets will change that.

So salads and I needed healing time. We took a break from each other. I focused on food for brain health and began retraining my mind on how I think about food and what motivates me to eat healthy. After listening to a podcast about phytonutrients in different colored vegetables, I knew it was time to re-enter the world of salads. Continue reading “Not Your Average Salad”