MDW + a Healthy Snack

Oh hi there!

I know I promised that I'd be back on a real schedule this week (e.g., posting at my normal 7:30AM), however, it just wasn't in the cards. One of these days I'll get back on track :)

Did you have a nice holiday weekend?

Shaun and I were away from Jersey City from Friday afternoon through Monday evening. It was so nice to get away for a few days and recharge the batteries. Somehow, whenever I get in some relaxation time, I always end up feeling sleepy and wanting more. Case in point: I was exhausted last night, however, I had plenty of sleep, laying on the beach and relaxation time all weekend long. 

Sometimes I guess you just need more recharging!

The first part of the weekend was spent taking care of this little lady:

 

Shaun and I were house-sitting/dog-sitting while my parents were away. We were happy to just hang out with Chloe, sit by the pool and watch movies on the big TV. I wasn't complaining!

I usually have a tendency to think that holiday weekend = lots of eating, and this weekend I tried my best to mitigate all of that eating doing damage to my waistline (and all of the good work I've been doing lately). When my friend Lindsay posted her hummus platter recipe, I knew it would be the perfect healthy snack to get me through the weekend. 

On a plate, spread out a container of hummus.

Top it with any you'd like! I used crumbled feta, diced & seeded cucumbers and drained pimentos. I think some chopped green or kalamata olives, red onion or bell peppers would also be fantastic.

On the side, I baked up some of my healthy tortilla chips!

Ok so these can be a little cardboardy, but honestly, isn't the chip just a vehicle for the dip anyway? I promise you won't miss the fried, fatty kind. I simply used a knife to cut up 2 low carb, whole wheat tortillas into pieces (I didn't go fancy like the rounds you see above, but if you prefer those, simply use a cookie cutter or top of a jar).

I then laid the pieces on an oven-safe wire rack, fitted over a foil-lined baking sheet. Next, I sprayed the 'chips' with cooking spray and doused them with kosher salt. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes and voila! Homemade, healthy chips!

I got my dip on with this hummus platter like it was my job. Don't mind if I do.

Refreshing, salty, protein-packed and guilt-free. What more can you ask for?

A glass of wine?

Yes, I had one of those as well :)

So there you have it. My new favorite dip that came together in about 3 minutes. Shaun loved it so much he kept asking when I'd make it again. All in good time...like this weekend, perhaps? I think it's the perfect dip to bring to a party (along with a little ziptop baggie of healthy chips ;))

Questions of the Day:

How was your weekend?

What did you do?

Did you eat anything deliciously noteworthy this weekend?