Recipe: Healthy Game Day Hummus
While football and food often go hand-in-hand, you don’t have to throw away your health goals just because your favorite team is playing. Make it a healthier game day with more nutritious dips and snack dishes or by substituting sliced veggies for chips and pretzels.
For your next game day, try this tasty fire roasted red pepper hummus. It will keep you energized throughout the game so you’re up and cheering for the team and not ready for a nap at halftime.
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- 1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 6 ounce fire roasted red peppers (adjust to taste)
- 4 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Tahini
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- Black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Pour garbanzo beans into blender, reserving about a tablespoon for garnish. Add lemon juice, Tahini, peppers, chopped garlic and salt. Blend until creamy and well mixed.
- Transfer the mixture to a medium serving bowl. Sprinkle with pepper and pour olive oil over the top. Garnish with reserved garbanzo beans.
Justin Bart’s love of food quickly transformed into a love of the job — especially the fast pace of the kitchen and the instant gratification he receives as a chef. He’s a fourth generation Reno resident and a self-taught chef who was recently recognized as the 2014 High Sierra Chefs Association’s Chef of the Year.
Justin has a personal belief when it comes to providing food at a hospital: Keep it close to home.
“You can heal with food, but I think a lot of people lose that. We get in a hurry so we cook more microwave things or hit the drive-thru. But I think if you can have at least one healthy meal a day, you are going in the right direction.”
Heidi Shoemaker, RD, NASM-CPT has been a Registered Dietitian with Renown for 18 years, including both the clinical and outpatient counseling setting as well as teaching the Weight Loss Program for 18 years.
Her current clinical focus is pediatrics/PICU, cystic fibrosis and neurology. She has been a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine since 2006.
When Heidi isn’t working, she likes to enjoy the outdoors, especially the Lake Tahoe area.