I typically always have a bad case of the munchies around exactly 4:00pm everyday at work. As many of my friends can attest, a hungry me is not a fun me. Though we have snacks at work (yes, I'm very lucky!) I like to keep a stash of the good, healthy stuff on my desk so I don't go rooting around for the chips or candy at 3:59pm. Recently, I've fallen in love with these Harvest Snapea Crisps from Whole Foods and these Figgy Pops Supersnacks from Costco (thankfully you can find both on Amazon!). You can find dried snappea snacks in a lot of places nowadays but I find that these Harvest Snaps have the perfect amount of salt and crunch. And those Figgy Pops? Saves me the trouble of making energy snackballs every Sunday and is a completely healthy way to indulge your sweet tooth after lunch. With these two snacks, I can stay on track for my health goals beyond January.
I don't know about you but I'm always the one hovering around the dip at any party. It's holiday party season now and this is the perfect appetizer to make or bring along for the hostess. It's super simple, delicious and is actually surprisingly healthy! In this season of decadence, this is one appetizer you can happily eat without fretting.
White Bean and Artichoke Dip
1 can cannelini beans
15 oz. canned artichokes (or 2 cups of fresh quartered artichokes)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp red chili pepper flakes
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all together in a food processor while slowly adding in the olive oil. Grind until a chunky texture. Add salt and pepper to taste.