Healthiest Dinner Ever

Posted on February 10, 2009. Filed under: Main Course | Tags: |

In case you couldn’t tell, I’m not generally the one who makes healthy food. However, today was a big acception. Three healthy parts to a meal! (However, dessert is the opposit!)

Hummus

1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil

1.        Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.

2.        Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus.

Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well. Garnish with parsley (optional

Best Brocoli Ever

3-4 lbs of brocoli (cut into florrets)
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
4 cloves of garlic, diced
lemon juice
Parmesean cheese

  1. Preheat oven 425 degrees
  2. Toss garlic, on a baking sheet, with salt, pepper, oliv oil and garlic
  3. Cook for 20 minutes in the oven.
  4. When it comes out, put a little more olive oil on along with lemon juice and paramgean cheese.

Fresh Spinach Penne Skillet

Cooked Penne
4 Cloves of gralic, chopped
Baby spinach, fresh
Crushed tomatoes
Basil
oregno
Salt and pepper

  1. Cook penne to al dente; set aside.
  2. In a skillet, saute garlic; add spinah.
  3. Just when the spinach is slightly limp, add cooked pasta to skillet.
  4. Stir in just enogh crushed tomatoes (we used about 8 oz) to cover the whole thing.
  5. Serve wtih brocoli, and cover with paramsean cheese.
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I wouldn’t give the broccoli five stars, but it was really good anyway. The pasta is what made my day!

Olive oil is great for any recipe but it is also a good source of phytochemicals and vitamins.`

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