Dinner

Rosemary Beet Hummus

“We got the beet”! Why? Because not only are beets delicious, but they’re good for you, too! Beets are packed with immune-boosting vitamin C, digestion supporting fiber, and essential minerals like potassium and manganese.

Looking to detox? Beets help to cleanse your liver, kidneys and pancreas, working to reduce the “bad” cholesterol, and regulate your blood pressure. They combat anemia, fight fatigue, and build stronger bones… and did we mention Beets are an aphrodisiac, too?… we think you’ll really enjoy the beets in this Rosemary Beet Hummus.

Rosemary Beet Hummus

Cook & Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 can rinsed, drained garbanzo beans
  • 2 medium roasted beets
  • 1T lemon juice
  • 1T olive oil
  • 1T tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves (optional or one if you don’t like garlic)
  • 2t rosemary (more for extra flavor)
  • 2+ T of water (to reach desired consistency)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Place beans, roasted beets, olive oil (optional) and lemon juice in food processor and begin to process. Next add in tahini, rosemary and garlic and give it a blend. Now is when you want to begin adding water one tablespoon at a time to reach your desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This Rosemary Beet hummus is also great in salads, wraps and on sandwiches, too. It’s amazing how creative you can get with hummus or beets!

How to Survive the Thanksgiving Holiday!

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Thanksgiving is coming and you know what that means...

Time to give thanks for family, friends and good health, of course! So how do you keep the over stuffing to the birds? Try to keep the focus on the company you're with and not the delicious food that’s before you. If all else fails, maybe these tips will help you out!

Pass on the rolls - The stuffing and the rolls are kids stuff and will leave you feeling overstuffed, tired, and groggy. There are a great many reasons to avoid gluten but for now, save your energy for the real food. If you have a real carb craving, reach for the sweet potatoes or yams.

Double up on the sides - You might be surprised to see how quickly your plate fills up! Go ahead and give yourself an extra scoop of veggies your plate should be about 75% vegetables.

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Watch your alcohol intake - Let’s face it, a great deal of you will indulge a bit with the wine and spirits, and that’s okay. But maybe save some of those empty calories for food with real nutritional value and that won’t harm your beautiful brain cells. And of course, try and remember to have one glass of water with every drink!

Be a great guest - If you’re worried you won’t find enough healthy options at the table that will leave you feeling satisfied, bring something yourself! Bring a deliciously healthy side dish (or two) to share like roasted carrots, savory squash or even dessert!

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And remember to let the company you’re with be the focus of your meal and enjoy the time spent with the family and loved ones you’re most thankful for!