evolutionyhou.net | healthy lunch

I just wrote, “I can not believe that it’s been nearly a month since I started my new job!” But then I looked at the calendar and I realized that today is my ONE MONTH-iversary. My, how time flies when you’re blindingly busy, er… having fun! 😉 Seriously though, it has been an incredible experience thus far. I am working with a fantastic group of people, pushing my boundaries every day, and growing exponentially—personally & professionally.

However, there is one thing that has gone down the tubes in the last month, and that is my diet! With all of the new friends and the new restaurants (see: lunch specials) to be tried, my waistline and my pocketbook have taken a huge hit. All of that changed this week though. I’ve turned over a new leaf and have started to make delicious nutritious lunches at home.

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This week’s staples have been Greek yogurt; homemade avocado hummus sandwiches; baby carrots; sun dried tomatoes; and fruit (clementines, apples, bananas). I am really in love (slightly obsessed, actually) with my homemade hummus recipe and thought I would share. It’s so GOOD & so EASY!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chick peas
  • 2 table spoons extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 avocado (sliced)

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Instructions:

Drain chick peas. Pour chick peas into a sturdy bowl. Mash chick peas with a fork. Add olive oil, salt, pepper. Squeeze lemon juice. Add avocado slices. Mash all ingredients together with fork. Et voila!

That’s it. Easy-peasy-lemon-squeeze-y! You can add it to a sandwich, use it as a dip for crackers, or eat it on its own. Either way it’s divine! If you try it, please let me know what you think. Happy Thursday, loves!

xo,
Dena

6 thoughts on “Food Diary: Lunch – Homemade Avocado Hummus”

  1. Yep, that whole eating out at lunch can make a serious dent in the wallet and hard to keep a nutritious diet in place. My office used to be a mile from my house so I would go home for a good lunch. Then we moved 7 miles away, but, I could still get home at lunch. Now it’s 15 miles and I pack an apple, some peanuts and a diet coke and that is my lunch 4 days a week. The 5th day is Rotary so I have lunch there at the meeting and try to just eat the healthy goodies.

    Glad you’re doing well in the new job, take care.

    1. An apple, some peanuts, and a diet coke??? You really are a robot, aren’t you? ;] I could not live on that, Lou. How long is your work day? I get in at 8 and typically finish around 5 or so.

      1. Yep, pretty much the robot Dude, I get in before 7:30 and out the door at 5 pm, then home for a nice glass of wine….medicinal, of course. 🙂

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