Made with zucchini, sun dried tomato, garlic & red peppers this No Bean Sun Dried Tomato Red Pepper Hummus is thick, creamy and has a spicy kick. A delicious side to serve with raw veggies, no one will ever miss the beans. Paleo + Gluten Free + Vegan + Low Calorie
It’s been so busy for me these last weeks with physical therapy and doctor appointments. I’m tired of driving all over Phoenix. When you check-in at Mayo Clinic, they ask if you’ve been to South Africa in the last 30 days for ebola.
Then they see I had an appointment the day before and say “never mind.” I’ve never tried it, but I’m pretty sure you can’t get to South Africa and back in a day. Although some days I’d really like to runaway to South Africa. Anyone wanna come with me?
The good news is I think they’re getting closer to figuring me out. Last week I saw my endocrinologist and OBGYN. No definitive answers yet about my missing estrogen just theories, but they’ve at least narrowed it down. They’re doing more tests to rule out the scary things. Honestly whatever it is, I just want to know what is it so I have answers. I’ll give you guys more details in a future post because today I wanna talk hummus.
Ever since I made that no bean hummus, I’ve been obsessed with making zucchini based dips. As we know, I’m obsessed with zucchini. Just look at all the muffins I put them in. By the way, I’m not omitting beans for any particular dietary or health reason. I actually love them.
One of my goals this year was to eat more plant based, whole foods. I started doing this late last year and feel a thousand times better. I guess you call it a paleo-ish diet. I can’t say I’m fully committed to Paleo because I still eat grains and beans occasionally, but I do follow many of its concepts. I don’t eat bacon, but I sure do eat a lot of those plantains.
I’ve read many things about whole foods balancing hormones and at this point, I’m up for trying anything. During my weight loss, I ate a fair amount of processed foods and they contain a ton of added sodium, sugar and chemically derived plastic things.
It’s so gross and it makes me sad when I hear of someone eating a low-fat, no-fat, low-calorie frozen meal. Who knows what eating those things did to me. I only hope the good stuff I did eat balanced it out. Probably not given my current state.
A few years ago, I met Jillian Michaels at a fitness convention. She gave a class then talked to us about balancing hormones. After I bought her book Master Your Metabolism. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it.
It was an interesting read about how after her weight loss her hormones were out of whack and how she overcame it through eating real foods. I’ve been meaning to get the book on tape and listen to it again on my commute.
So I still like beans and with that I’m leaving you with this delicious game day no bean red pepper hummus with sun dried tomatoes. It may be Super Bowl weekend and that may be an excuse to indulge in all the food and muffins, but there’s no excuse why they can’t be healthy, skinny and delicious.
This hummus is more than delicious. Serve with pita chips and raw veggies and you have the perfect healthy appetizer for your Super Bowl fun. If hummus isn’t your thing, you always have one of these Healthy Super Bowl Eats & Treats. Have a great weekend and may your favorite team win!
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Sun Dried Tomato Red Pepper No Bean Hummus
Toss all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Place in a bowl and serve with your favorite veggies.
Makes 12 servings, 2 tbsp each.
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