RECIPE: green & healthy appetizer/snack
This recipe for a healthy snack we make a lot in the springtime. Healthy food can have a bad reputation for being boring. We know you are not like that, but we seriously occasionally get the question: “Do you guys eat something tasty as well sometimes?”
That question makes me laugh, because every meal we have, small and simple or bigger and more complex, feels like having a little party. A large part of the meals do consists of vegetables though. This is something we had to get used to as well, especially in the dutch-bread-with-cheese-culture. But that’s no option for me anyway because I am actually allergic to wheat and cow dairy. So I feel much better when I live by my own motto: the more vegetables, the better.
I think the main thing when talking about healthy eating is balance: don’t overdo it either way. We usually treat our bodies with amazing stuff, but we also love coffee and wine. And when we have a wine: appetizers to go with it. By the way, always eat something when drinking alcohol, to make it less toxic for your body! And since the wine isn’t all that healthy, the snacks should be nourishing – hence this recipe! When you’re hungry after a big day full of activities, it’s easy to grab something quick and unhealthy, like potato chips or a piece of Brie on toast. But those things will only make you tired and full. It really is so much better to take a little bit of time to make something healthy.
This pea hummus is easy to make, easily digestible and healthy. Use it as a dip for crudités! You could use carrots, radishes, asperges, kohlrabi or cucumber; it’s sooo delicious! You can also use it as a starter. Or serve it as a lunch. You can always add crackers to go with it as we did on the photo (those are homemade sunflower crackers).
You can make this dip with all kinds of fresh herbs, on the photo we used thyme, which is super healthy also! It increases, for example, your resistance! And this recipe is lovely without the chickpeas also.
RECIPE HEALTHY SNACK: PEA HUMMUS WITH CRUDITÉS
A green & super healthy snack/appetizer that you can whip up in minutes.
Preparation: 15 min
Quantity: 2 persons
Equipment: blender / hand blender
- 2 cups of peas
- ½ cup of chickpeas
- a handful of thyme (I used half of a small plant that I bought from the store) or another herb of your choice
- ¼ tsp of salt
- 2 tbsp of water
- asperges (blanched for 2 minutes, after blanching rinse with cold water)
- The first step is optional: blanche the peas. You can use them raw, that’s what I sometimes do when I buy them fresh. Blanching the peas (maximum of 2 minutes) makes them sweeter and easier to digest and has my preference. Rinse them afterwards with cold water to stop the cooking process.
- Blend all ingredients till you get a smooth consistency.
- Serve with crackers (home-made or bought) and/or crudités.
If you think one dip isn’t enough? Then you can make Listen Today’s all-time favorite dressing which also works great as a dip. Would you like to make more things yourself, instead of buying it all ready-made in the store? Great idea, often there’re many unnecessary unhealthy ingredients, especially in dips. So if you want to know more about this, check out our online course Reset your Diet (only in Dutch at the moment, English will be available soon). In 1 week you’ll learn how easy and simple it is to become a healthier version of yourself, with an optimum weight and a radiant skin! After 1 week you’ll be your own nutritionist!