On a busy day, it can be hard to find time to get snacks in. Healthy snacking throughout the day is important as it keeps your blood sugars stable, and helps maintain your metabolism. Here is a great, simple, and affordable recipe I often share with my patients, friends, and family. It is packed full of protein and the healthy fats in it also help you feel full longer.
2 cups chickpeas (ie. Garbanzo beans), cooked and drained (if you buy canned, they may already be cooked, but save the liquid in case you need it!)
¼-1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 cloves minced garlic
2 tbsp lemon juice
½ cup olive oil
2 cups chopped parsley
½ tsp dried basil
¼ cup sesame seeds (optional)
Puree all ingredients in blender or food processor at low speed. If mixture is too thick, add a little cooking water from the beans. Chill.
Serve with raw vegetables (my favourites are celery, carrots, and bell peppers.)
Dr. Crysta Serné
Vancouver Chiropractor and owner of Vitality Clinic