This has been one crazy week. I’m officially on day shift (thank goodness), I’m getting my laptop fixed this weekend (my dad is doing it for free), and I lost 2.6lbs which means I’ve lost 8.6lbs in 2012. I’ve also been severely emotional all week but haven’t binged so I decided to reward myself with:
Of course I didn’t reward myself with junk food!! Food is not a reward. I actually bought these:
Peep toe leopard print wedges are a bit ridiculous but then again, so am I. Plus these shoes cost me a whopping $8…
Since I’m working days, I have no excuse not to make myself a decent dinner (no more tofu edamame nuggets and broccoli) but I’m not going to serve a four course meal for one. So I decided to make hummus with my favorite garbanzo beans:
Seriously, Whole Foods brand are my favorite.
Now the key to creamy hummus is to boil your garbanzo beans for a few minutes:
To save calories and fat I save the garbanzo bean juice from the can as opposed to using tons of olive oil (I add about 1T because fat is healthy) and tahini. Gather all the ingredients you want, dump into a food processor with the boiled garbanzo beans, and blend away. Adjust spices to taste (I use a random combination of lemon juice, garlic, and paprika).
I had decided to make myself a huge salad for dinner however after cutting all my veggies, I realized that I didn’t want (another) salad for dinner even with my new hummus. I wanted an egg white omelet with broccoli. I decided to honor my hunger/craving so I dumped my prepped salad into a tupperware for lunch tomorrow. I cooked up an egg white omelet which I covered in salsa with a side of broccoli.
I feel great for honoring my hunger cravings as opposed to eating the salad which would have left me unsatisfied with my meal. Instead I enjoyed what I truly wanted to eat for dinner and have a delicious salad all ready for lunch tomorrow.
Have you honored your hunger or any of your cravings recently? And how do you make hummus?