Pumpkin Hummus

standard October 31, 2010 1 response

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Sometimes I wonder why I spend my entire weekends in the kitchen. Yes, I LOVE baking and cooking and experimenting – I could spend every day in the kitchen and be perfectly content. But weekends get stressful when there are things to do besides food! Weekends like this one … planning ahead for the week almost didn’t happen. But the reward of having everything ready is no stress during the week. At least in theory. This week, I planned out breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks for both the husband and myself. This meant two completely separate menus since we eat completely different things. I make it less stressful by using only one cookbook and using lists for each menu and my grocery list. Having a plan is really helpful for both the grocery list and shopping and for calorie control – we graze less when we are prepared!

So what’s on the menu for this week?

  • experimenting with “loaded oats” for breakfast – adding rice protein powder to my regular oatmeal for the extra protein boost
  • making my own pancake mix so we can whip up single servings instead of large batches in the morning
  • healthy cookies for the inevitable sweet tooth
  • soup! miso soup and chicken chili go a long way for lunch
  • quick grain and veggie dinners since this week is just as hectic as last
  • reinventing the standard hummus recipe

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Pumpkin Hummus

Yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups

Calories per serving: 55 kcal per 1/4 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 T water
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/2 c pumpkin puree
  • 1 T tahini
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp sage
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine chickpeas, water, and olive oil in a food processor.
  2. Add pumpkin butter, tahini, garlic and sage and mix until smooth. 
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Enjoy with pita chips and zucchini slices.
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Nutrition

Per serving (1/4 c): 56 calories, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fat, 2 g protein, 201 mg sodium, 1 g sugar

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1 response

  • I love it! That sounds crazy, but planning meals out is super helpful. Love your blog!

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