Thursday, March 21, 2019

Skinny Dip Hummus

Are you concerned about eating too many caloric snacks and might be looking for some healthy alternatives? 

My delicious Skinny Dip Humus is tasty, filling, healthy and won't pack on the pounds. It's weight loss friendly.





I've been following the Weight Watchers Freestyle program for about 8 months. I initially lost 25 pounds in the first 4 months, and have been maintaining ever since. 

I find the Freestyle program adapts well to almost any eating style, including my vegetarian gluten free requirements.



Basically, the program is based on points and allows me to eat a specific number of points each day based on my height, age, and weight. Every food is given a point value . Usually the higher the sugar and fat, the higher the point value of the food. I get to choose whatever I want to eat.



It's kind of like being on a budget. I have x amount of dollars to spend and I can budget it anyway I want. The healthier the food, the lower the points. 

For example: all fruit,  non starchy vegetables, beans, lentils, and white meat chicken ( there may be more non vegetarian ) are ZERO points.. That means I can eat  chickpeas and not have to count them into my daily points. I can eat a banana, butternut squash,  or my homemade lentil soup and they are all ZERO points.

Ok- can I eat as much as I want of those zero point foods?
No, I can eat a portion or two and call it zero points.. and yes- I lose weight.



Today's recipe for Skinny Dip Hummus is made with ALL zero point ingredients. 
I can have a cup of this humus with celery sticks, carrot sticks, or carrot wedges and not even have to count it into my daily point budget!!



The bonus is all the ingredients are healthy and good for me. 

Ingredients
4 cloves of garlic, peeled
1/2 carrot, sliced
1/4 cup of fresh parsley
2 cups of cooked chickpeas
3 tablespoons of salsa 

Directions:  
Using a food processor, add garlic, carrot, and parsley. 
Whiz until chopped fine. Add chickpeas and salsa and whiz until well blended.



7 comments:

  1. I love chickpea at any form! Your dip sounds really delicious and so healthy too.

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  2. Angie,
    I'm with you.. I love chickpeas and this dip is filling, tasty, and easy

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  3. Love the idea of placing celery around the hummus as a quick pick me up server. Yum, yum.

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  4. I have been buying a lot of humus lately. I should make my own and use this recipe.Thank you for sharing!
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  5. Oh I am going to have to try that! I just joined WW last weekend and so far am enjoying all that I get to eat and still drop pounds. Pinned.

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  6. Congratulations on your weight loss - and on the healthy eating... Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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