One of the main reasons I started this blog, was to share my passion for healthy living. As long as I can remember, I have been interested in the idea of eating healthy, but it wasn’t really until my senior year of high school that I began to learn what “healthy living” actually meant. NOT “low fat” “diet” foods, but real, whole, unprocessed foods; lean protein, and plenty of carbs!
I have also been a vegetarian for 6 years, and am now a vegan. My focus is eating a plant-based whole foods diet, and I believe it’s the best way there is to eat! I’m sure I’ll rant more in the future about veganism and my reasons…but for now I just wanted to share a delicious snack I put together this afternoon.
Hummus and veggies (or any other vehicle that can be used to give me hummus) are a big staple in my diet. Not to mess with the classics, but I thought I’d try a different take on it today.
Recipe: Roasted Vegetables and Hummus
I’m not sure if this can really be justified as a recipe, but I enjoyed it so much I wanted to share!
1-2 cups of any vegetables you like- I used bell peppers and romaine but almost anything would work!
1/2 TBS olive oil (or sunflower/safflower/coconut- whatever you like!)
1/4 cup hummus
optional: cayenne pepper, basil, cumin..anything you like to mix it up!
I started by chopping all the veggies and tossing them into a griddle pan (is that what it’s called? a grill pan?..) with a little bit of olive oil
I threw the peppers in first, because they take a little longer to cook
From the start to finish they cooked for 10 minutes, and were perfectly soft!
It gave it just enough time to get some grill action and heat, but not all burned up!
Before I grabbed the veggies out of the pan, I sprinkled some cayenne pepper on top for an extra spark!
Add some hummus and and a plate…and.. the finished product! I enjoyed this so much- a mix up on a classic snack. The romaine was especially delicious, I’ll have to do this more often!