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    Who doesn’t love the smell of roasted garlic coming from the oven?!

    Ahhh the good old Roasted Garlic Hummus, something that is permanently in my fridge. I am a chronic snacker. Working from home has its pros and cons… and to be honest, I am not sure which category to put my snacking habits into. On the plus side, if I get myself organised with my prep and plan my meals, I have a foolproof way of staying on track with eating healthy nutritious meals all day long. One of my biggest issues I find it when I am in and out of meetings, no time to grab lunch or a reasonably healthy snack, and the 3pm hunger slump hits. Look out hangry Krumble. Now, this doesn’t happen all too often, I am human, things happen, meetings get rescheduled and it just can’t be avoided.

    What I look for in a ‘snack’ is something that is low GI, reasonably high in protein, I will feel full but not bloated and most of all something that I will enjoy eating. I am a firm believer that if something isn’t pleasant to eat, your brain will play tricks on you and your satisfaction level is pretty low.

    This Roasted Garlic Hummus is one of my favourite little snacks. This recipe is vegan, dairy free, extremely low GI, high in protein (from the chickpeas) and packed full nutritious ingredients that will help you feel good from the inside. So next time you are grabbing that store bought hummus from the supermarket, pick up your phone, get this ingredient list out and whip up a big batch, I promise you it is so much more rewarding!

    Hummus isn’t just a dip thing (although give me some green beans, celery and some carrot and I am set), I love making a tahini hummus dressing, a poached chicken hummus salad (think asparagus, ribboned zucchini, cucumber, pine nuts, rocket, pomegranate), the list goes on and on and on!

    Roasted Garlic Hummus

    Prep Time: 5 minutes

    Cook Time: 20 minutes

    Total Time: 25 minutes

    Ingredients


    • 1 whole bud of garlic

    • 1 teaspoon tahini

    • 1/4 cup extra virgin / cold press olive oil

    • 1 can organic chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

    • 2 lemons (juice of 2, rind of 1/2)

    • Pinch of sea salt & cracked pepper

    • 2 tablespoons flaxseed oil

    • 1 tablespoons water

    Instructions


    • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. Roast the garlic cloves (whole and unpeeled) with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil for 15-20 minutes.

    • Once cooked, let it cool down, then squeeze the garlic out of the skin into a food processor

    • Combine garlic with half of the lemon juice, tahini, rind, salt/pepper, chickpeas and blitz until just combined.

    • Slowly add the flaxseed oil and olive oil until you reach your desired consistency (add the water if you want a super silky smooth finish). Taste, and season with lemon and if needed more salt and pepper.

    http://krumbled.com/roasted-garlic-hummus/

    What is your favourite dip to make? How else do you like to make your hummus? Leave your comments below and let me know what else you’d like me to make!

    Kx

    A nutritious alternative to sugar laden jam

    Raspberries are one of the healthiest fruits containing antioxidants, fibre, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. This chia jam is a great alternative to the sugar laden store bought jams.

    Chia Jam

    Prep Time: 2 hours

    Ingredients


    • • 2 cups raspberry (frozen, defrosted & liquid discarded)

    • • 2 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds

    • • 1 1/2 tablespoon rice malt syrup

    • • 2 tablespoons water

    • • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Instructions


    • I have used my Vitamix on speed 3 for 1 minute. Remove from food processor, pop into air tight container and store in the fridge.

    • Serving ideas: pop on top of protein pancakes, inside muffins, with chia puddings or on bread.

    • Enjoy!

    http://krumbled.com/chia-jam/

    Kx