Sunday, January 15, 2012

I LOVE Jicama!

Yum yum!  Jicama is my newest yummy guilt free snack food.  Have you tried it?  Do you know this vegetable?  I read somewhere that it is also called a yam bean - who knew???  One cup of jicama, 4.5 ounces, has only 49 calories, zero fat and 7 grams of fiber!  It is delicious raw, very crunchy, a mild faint sweet flavor.  It is perfect in salads or as the vehicle for hummus or any other dip you may enjoy.

Speaking of hummus, making your own is a great way to control the sodium, fat and calories!  I just made some with garbanzo beans, tahini, the juice of a whole lemon, the zest from the lemon, some EVOO and a whole bunch of fresh parsley.  It turned out delicious and is packed with the nutrition from a ton of fresh parsley.  I hadn't made that flavor before and I am excited to eat it!

Why all this food talk?  Well, I am getting ready to watch the Golden Globes and in honor of staying on point, I am serving hummus, jicama, carrots and sliced cucumbers.  For dinner I am simmering a big pot of pork and beans.  It was fun to cook and will be fun to eat.

Desire to keep finding yummy things to eat.  Dedication to make recipes at home.  Discipline to manage ingredients and nutrition.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you. Watching the Giants game. Hummus with celery sticks for appetizers. I made a roasted pork tenderloin with onions and sautéed thinly sliced Brussels sprouts. Yum! We rock!