I have a very special snack to cap off this first month; it took some finagling to get it right, but, oh my stars, the final result is a winner.
It’s my hummus and vegetables bites. Forget packing one container of hummus, another of cut-up vegetables. With a few humble ingredients, a muffin tin, and a short spell in the oven, you can savor the two in one convenient, portable muffin-size snack.
They are so very good!
I want to firmly assert that these muffin-size “bites” are not falafel. Nor are they veggie burgers. Baking this mixture in a muffin tin allows for crispy, roasted vegetable edges, while the combination of chickpeas, tahini and flaxseed meal maintain a creaminess that is undeniably hummus.
Eating a heap of vegetables on the go has never been easier. Or more delicious.
Do be sure to saute (or you can steam) the carrots and broccoli a bit before adding them to the mix; they will maintain their subtle crunch, but also get cooked through.
Here’s to many more portable energy bites to come!’