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White Bean and Red Pepper Hummus

Like a lot of people, I’m attempting to be a little more health conscious as we start off this new year. Over the past few weeks my diet consisted mostly of Christmas cookies, cheese and crackers, and plenty of other delicious goodies. While I enjoyed every last sprinkle, my jeans are feeling just a bit too snug around the waist.

As I pay more attention to what I’m eating, one of the hardest things for me to avoid is mid-afternoon and late-night snacking. Those times are my downfalls. So instead of totally avoiding them, I decided to find some healthier alternatives. (Besides, all of the the cookies are gone.)

One of my favorite snacks is hummus, so when I came across a recipe for White Bean Hummus in the newest issue of BHG, I decided to give this homemade version a try.

With only 16 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving, this flavor-packed dish may be one of my new snacking favorites.

Because I love roasted red peppers and happened to have a few on hand, I decided to throw one into the food processor as I was blending up the beans. The red pepper adds a beautiful color and great depth of flavor. With this basic recipe, you can get creative and add any flavors you like, whether it be olives, sriracha, or your favorite blend of spices.

I’m serving my hummus with some pita chips as well as carrots for an extra serving of veggies. You can’t beat that The combination is delicious!

You can find the recipe for White Bean Hummus here. If you’d like to try my version, just toss in a roasted red pepper with your beans before blending.

And let all of us know below: What healthy snack is your favorite?

Happy Cooking,

Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm

 


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