Like many of you, I’m still hanging on, trying to foster and nurture my resolve to eat healthier. It’s a daily struggle of course, especially on the weekends when the family is all together and the temptation to go out to eat or have a few drinks is ever-present. Too often during the weekend, I neglect to eat healthy snacks, or any snacks really. Instead I try to “save up” my calories for a big, indulgent meal. As we all know, that never works out well. Inevitably, it triggers cravings and an insatiable hunger develops.
If I was smart, I’d make up a batch of hummus, like this Edamame Hummus, every Friday afternoon and have it in the fridge along with some cut-up fresh veggies ready to snack on all weekend. Edamame are full of fiber, protein, iron, and Vitamins C and A and should play a supporting role in any healthy diet. They are also wonderful eaten plain or in a salad such as Edamame Salad with Crispy Steak Bits.
What do you like to keep around the house for healthy snacks? Have any tips for eating healthy on the weekends?
- 1 1/2 cups shelled, cooked edamame
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 3 tablespoons tahini
- 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon tamari sauce (or soy sauce)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon wasabi powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Place edamame and garlic in a food processor and pulse until edamame are well chopped up.
- Add tahini, lemon juice, and water. Process until smooth. May take a minute or two.
- Add tamari sauce, coriander, wasabi powder, and sea salt. Process to mix.
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