Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Healthy snacking

 Off to a football party and worried about what you can eat without the guilt? Try this tasty alternative to a popular dip.

Asparagus Guacomole

  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, minced (opt)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  1. Place the asparagus into a steamer insert and set into a pot over one inch of water; bring the water to a boil. Place a cover on the pot and steam the asparagus for 5 minutes. (or you can just boil it in a pot of water). Transfer the asparagus to the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Combine the asparagus puree with the lime juice, cilantro, green onions, jalapeno pepper, garlic, tomato, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce in a large bowl; gently stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Chill in refrigerator until completely cooled. 

Friday, September 7, 2012


My son ate veggies. Lots of them. Uncooked. It was AMAZING. Homemade pitas (THIS recipe but using whole-grain flour). Low fat homemade cucumber hummus (THIS recipe but using all-natural peanut butter because who has tahini?) and diced tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, and lotso spinach. We've also done this using carb balance Mission whole-grain tortillas, but I think Noah liked the pita bread more.