Yesterday was busy, busy for me. I woke up at 5:30am to get to my cycling class at 6:30am (it is 100% worth it to me), and I did not get home until 7:30 PM! Eep! Thankfully, I am such a planner and I knew it was going to be a looong day on campus, so I was able to pack accordingly. When I say “pack,” I, of course, mean food and snacks to keep me going. I usually like to sit down and enjoy my food without distractions, but sometimes, a girl has to multi-task.
Yes. I see you glorious plate of homemade Mary’s Mountain Cookies… Yes. You did overcome my will power tonight. Yes. I am talking to cookies. So I had an off day today–a “cheat day” if you please. I am human after all. A human living in a society filled with yummy goodies and sweets that seem to be at the center of every social event. Even if that event is a Saturday night at home with the roommates and a friend brings over famously good treats. This cheat day of mine involved a bite of each type of treat (plus a brownie and cookie quarter), 2 processed protein bars, and milk chocolate (with almonds if that makes it better?) My cheat day won’t make me “fat,” however unhealthy these items are. I won’t wake up tomorrow with my 7 pounds of fat back on my body. It will make me stronger, though.
Who knew how easy hummus was to make? So economical too! If you are a common cook, it is very likely that you have all of the ingredients already stocked in the pantry and fridge, maybe you just have to pick up a can of chickpeas and tahini, but that it! Here is my base hummus recipe, but feel free to add in some avocado or roasted red peppers to create a delish take on your hummus!