WIAW: With Questionable Fruit

Good morning friends!

It’s amazing what a little sunshine can do to a gal. Not hating my life as soon as I step outside into cold, windy, frizz-inducing rain felt like walking on rainbows after a month of this BS.

Now I actually WANT to do things like go for walks, workout, and get sheiit DONE…instead of binge watching Forensic Files and doing soduku puzzles. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

But it’s time to eat!

 

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Savory Hummus No Bake Energy Bites

Savory Hummus No-Bake Energy Bites — A healthy snack recipe that is full of protein and fiber, and perfect for when you are craving something savory!

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I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the con- test. I was not compensated for my time.

I’m beginning to think that whole if you don’t use it, you lose it sentiment has some truth to it.

Since sugar has gradually made it’s departure out of my daily life aside from fruit, I find myself on the savory side of things more often than sweet.

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Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one to turn down an ice cream cone (especially soft serve twist) or a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie still gooey from the oven. I still craving something sweet after meals. But I find I’m satisfied with a piece of fruit or just a bite of something sweet instead of uncontrollably bingeing on whatever lay in front of me.

 I also find my energy levels more stable when I reach for something with more protein, fat or both in it. Banana WITH peanut butter. Almonds AND a hard-boiled egg. Oats WITH hummus.

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I know, hang in there with me. If you haven’t figured out most of the recipes on here err on the side of out there, you’re in for a rude awakening.

Hummus and veggies. Hummus and whole grain crackers. Spread on a sammy instead of mayo. Been there, done that. While still delicious, I wanted to show the more adventurous side of this brave little chickpea spread for this month’s Recipe Redux contest with Sabra.

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I’ve seen some more savory snack bars out there, which makes my heart swoon, but y’all know I’m in favor for the ball or bite form when it comes to snacks.

Plus, it’s kinda like having one giant chickpea. Or a chickpea pinata filled with texture, flavor, and kazoos.

Did you know that National Hummus Day is a thing? It’s a thing. And it’s happening May 13th. Plenty of time to make some giant chickpea pinata no bake energy bites, and yummus the hummus in unity.

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I used different spice blends to roll my bites in, which is completely optional, but I like having options. These are completely versatile too, which is something I love in a snack. You can make the same thing, but have it be completely different just by changing the flavor hummus you use, the different nuts or seeds you add, or what seasoning you roll it into. The snowflake of snacks, no two are exactly alike. I a-like that. 🙂

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Greek Yogurt Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing

Parmesan Peppercorn Greek Yogurt Dressing Recipe — A healthy version of a classic creamy dressing perfect for a salad or dip!

Parmesan Peppercorn Greek Yogurt Dressing Recipe -- A healthy version of a classic creamy dressing perfect for a salad or dip! | Vegetarian | Gluten-Free | @sinfulnutrition

It’s Cinco de Drinko!

de Mayo. de Drinko. To-may-to. To-ma-to.

And I have a totally non-Mexican recipe to share with you!

Parmesan Peppercorn Greek Yogurt Dressing Recipe -- A healthy version of a classic creamy dressing perfect for a salad or dip! | Vegetarian | Gluten-Free | @sinfulnutrition

But one that has been in the post archives for a good year now. So what better way to bust it out of the vault like a Disney movie than during national flippin’ SALAD MONTH?!

It’s a thing. I didn’t make it on my own. But I should have at least been on the voting committee since 2 a day salads are the norm for me most days. Not bitter at all though.

 

Parmesan Peppercorn Greek Yogurt Dressing Recipe -- A healthy version of a classic creamy dressing perfect for a salad or dip! | Vegetarian | Gluten-Free | @sinfulnutrition

I’m usually not one for creamy dressings..or dressings at all most days. Usually mustard or salsa is a standard fill-in for dressings on my many a meal salads, despite my best intentions of making my own.

That is until I had parmesan peppercorn dressing. It’s creamy, but has that peppery hand to the face bite that regular ol’ ranch can’t give me. So I knew I had to make it my own, and of course invite Greek yogurt to the non-Cinco de Mayo related fiesta.

Parmesan Peppercorn Greek Yogurt Dressing Recipe -- A healthy version of a classic creamy dressing perfect for a salad or dip! | Vegetarian | Gluten-Free | @sinfulnutrition

You can use full-fat, non-fat, kinda chubby, or any yogurt that you so desire. I used non-fat cuz that’s what I had on hand, but since full-fat is pretty much sour cream to me anyways, I bet it would make a fine stand-in for it in this recipe.

But just don’t let salad month kill your vibe on this. It’s a perfect dipping companion for raw and cooked veggies alike, and I wouldn’t even put it past me to slather a spoonful on a sammich. Maybe even dip your slice of pizza if you’re one of them folks.

But while we’re here, why not put it on a taco or tortilla chip. I won’t judge. 🙂

Parmesan Peppercorn Greek Yogurt Dressing Recipe -- A healthy version of a classic creamy dressing perfect for a salad or dip! | Vegetarian | Gluten-Free | @sinfulnutrition

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Greek Yogurt Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing
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Recipe type: Dressing, Dip
Prep time: 
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Serves: about 1½ cups
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or Skyrr ( I used Siggi's)
  • ¾ cup low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • ⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons fresh cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl or mason jar with lid.
  2. Whisk together until smooth.
  3. Store in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

 

 

 

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Parmesan Peppercorn Greek Yogurt Dressing Recipe -- A healthy version of a classic creamy dressing perfect for a salad or dip! | Vegetarian | Gluten-Free | @sinfulnutrition

Make it a great day!

What’s your favorite kind of dressing?

Any cinco celebration plans?