Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ogden Food Class Great Success!

Food Class Recipes: (coming in slowly thanks for your patience)

Hummus is a Healthy Dip or Spread!

Chickpeas, or Garbanzo beans, are the main ingredient of Hummus. One cup of garbanzo beans contains only 286 calories and 5 g. of fat. Garbanzo beans have no saturated fats and no cholesterol. They aid in improving blood sugar levels and help fight cholesterol. Hummus is a good way to add protein to a snack or meal. Another ingredient often found in hummus is tahini. Tahini is a sesame paste. Adding this ingredient will add flavor, protein, calcium, and fat and calories, but a small amount will go along way and the added fat is mostly unsaturated. The ingredient olive oil will add additional unsaturated fats. Olive oil is good for heart health, and regulating cholesterol levels.

Hummus recipe without Tahini

15 oz. can garbanzo beans
4t. olive oil
2t. fresh garlic
4t. lemon juice
1/2t. salt
Drain and rinse beans, reserve juice. Blend beans with remaining ingredients, adding bean juice slowly, until desired consistency is reached.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

CARBmaster Yogurt, Steel Cut Oats, Berries

6 oz. *Kroger Carbmaster Yogurt (Smith's grocery store brand)
1/4 c. **Pre-cooked Steel Cut Oats
1/4 c. ***Fresh, or Frozen Berries

*I like the raspberry, strawberry, strawberry banana, and blackberry flavors, because they have more protein and less carbs.

**I have discovered steel cut oats, and love them. Follow the link to learn more about them and how to cook them.

***I buy a big bag of frozen blueberries at Costco. You can't beat the price, and no waste, which does happen at my house with fresh berries.