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Friday, December 28, 2012

Thurs. Dec 27th

Zucchini "Chips" with Hummus for Snack!

Daily Tidbit:   Zucchini is a work horse in my kitchen.  I use it for all sorts of things, but today I found a new way to use them; as Chips!  I made some hummus for my snack today and was thinking about how great crackers or toasted pita chips are at scooping up and enjoying yummy hummus.  Then it dawned on me, I could cut Zucchini into cracker/ chip shapes and use them as a substitute, thus getting me another serving or two of Veggies and more Fiber and Vitamins into my day!  Worked great, loved it!

Read here for info on the benefits of eating both cooked and raw Zucchini, alongside some more recipe ideas (such as putting Zucchini in Smoothies...yes I'll be trying this sometime soon!) from the San Fransisco Chronicle: 


Cheerios with Walnuts

Breakfast:  Cheerios with Walnuts
1 cup Cheerios
1 cup Fat Free Milk
2 tbsp plain Chopped Walnuts
5 oz Organic Orange Juice (from Concentrate)
Regular Coffee, sprinkle Cinnamon, splash Fat Free Milk


Mozzarella Nachos with Homemade Salsa
Lunch: Nachos topped with Homemade Salsa
Organic Yellow Corn Lower Sodium Tortilla Chips, toasted with Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese and topped with Homemade Cooked Salsa & 1/2 Avocado, sliced
Water with Lime

*Salsa made on stove with Canola Oil, White Onion, Scallions, Garlic, Green Chilis, Black Beans, Pinto Beans, Red Bell Pepper and canned Whole Tomatoes, crushed.



Snack:  3 small Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (Trader Joe's)
Decaf Coffee, sprinkle Cinnamon, splash Fat Free Milk


Zucchini "Chips" with Hummus & Olives

Snack:  Zucchini "Chips" with "Warm" Hummus (recipe below) & 2 Black Kalamata Olives, Water


3 tbsp jarred Medium Salsa + 1 tbsp water + 1/2 Avocado
Cheddar Cheese Nachos

Dinner: Cheddar Nachos with jarred Salsa & Avocado
White Organic Corn Tortilla Chips, toasted with Cheddar Cheese

3 tbsp jarred Medium Salsa + 1 tbsp water + 1/2 Avocado, chopped 
Red Wine

Do you ever have one of those days when you only want one thing, so you have it twice?  That is the type of day I'm having today.  I changed the Nachos up a little for dinner though - using different chips, a different cheese and a different types of Salsa.  Result:  Double  YUM and happy me!

Fuji Apple
Dessert: 1 Local Fuji Apple, Water

"Warm Hummus" Recipe:

I cooked Dried Chick Peas in my Slow Cooker (1 cup of Chick Peas, in 4 cups of water, for 6 hours).  I drained the Chick Peas and prepared the Hummus as follows:

Into Food Processor put:

1 large clove Garlic, process first before adding other ingredients
2.5 cups Chick Peas, from Slow Cooker (still warm)
juice from 1/2 Lime
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Tahini

Process.  While Processing, stream in 2 tbsp EVOO and up to 1/4 cup of cool water depending on the desired texture/ consistencyServe!    


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