Friday, 13 June 2014

Sweet potato hummus - a healthy hummus recipe

Given that this is a recipe post, I just wanted to chat a bit about how excited I for my new kitchen. Yesterday, our lovely realtor, who is very sympathetic to our situation, let us do another walk through to get some measurements. It was really nice to go back in and see the place, talk about the possibilities and narrow down our plans. I am so excited for the kitchen. So. Excited. 

I actually love the style of the kitchen that is already there, but it's old, has water damage and is generally in a condition that I can only describe as being ick-tastic, so it's going to have to be replaced. The kitchen and the living room/dining area are going to become one big open room, instead of three separate rooms. 

At the moment, the stove top is next to the window (hello danger due to curtains catching on fire!), and will be moved somewhere safer. Hubby will also be building an island so that I can chop, mix, etc while watching the kiddo in the living room. The island will also be used for eating breakfast, or having a cup of coffee. I'll be setting up some sort of coffee station somewhere, as well. Why? Because it's coffee. I can imagine it already! For now, I'll stick with using my in law's kitchen to make more recipes like this:

Sweet potato healthy hummus recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood

An easy, peasy, healthy hummus recipe of the sweet potato variety. It was delicious and creamy, and so easy to make! It makes the perfect lunch or snack on a warm day, and requires very little effort to actually prepare, which is always, always awesome. We couldn't get enough of it!

Bonus: This recipe is most definitely, without a doubt toddler approved. The Toddler ate it by the spoonful. Seriously. Who needs something to dip in there? Just use a spoon! He actually was more than happy to eat his veggies, too, but only after his portion of the hummus was devoured. 

Something else awesome - the sugar snap peas were freshly picked from the garden. The only way that the Toddler will eat them is if he actually sees me taking them off of the plant or does it himself. Store bought are always tossed on the ground with a look of disgust. I guess I know something I need to plant next year. 


Sweet potato healthy hummus recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood



I ended up being really glad that I made this during my son's nap. It meant that I got to eat a small portion before he saw it, and devoured the rest, a bit to my surprise. I'm making more this week. Plus, a carrot experiment. Andddd if I luck out at the market today, something artichoke-y. The Toddler has yet to have artichokes and I must certainly rectify that situation! 

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas (about 3/4 cups uncooked) 
  • 1 small sweet potato (1/2 cup mashed) 
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/8 cups water or stock 
  • 2 tablespoons plain, low fat, Greek yogurt
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika powder 
  • Optional: a pinch of chili flakes (do it!!!) 

Sweet potato healthy hummus recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood


Instructions

  • Cook chickpeas until soft
  • If it's not super hot or if you have an awesome air conditioner, roast the sweet potato until soft. It's it's summer, just steam or use a slow cooker. I couldn't bring myself to use the oven given that I was in the process of melting from the heat.
  • Let the chickpeas and sweet potato cool a bit
  • Then combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree away! 
  • Get out your favourite veggies (and a few crackers, but really, get some veggies!) and enjoy! 

Sweet potato healthy hummus recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood

For more healthy recipes, be sure to stop by my Healthy Recipes page! For some (p)inspiration, visit my Healthy Recipes board on pinterest. Don't forget to check out my avocado hummus recipe, too!

Today, I am linking up at Savoring Saturdays hosted by Raia at Raia's Recipes and Eva at Whole Food Mom on a Budget! And the Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Yuliya