Healthy is not a size…it’s a lifestyle.
How often do you choose a veggie at snack time?
Vegetables may not be the first thing we think to grab at 4pm, but these savory broccoli hummus snack bites might just change your mind! We are encouraged to consume a minimum of 5 servings of colorful vegetables per day, but we should not limit them to only dinner and lunch!
Slightly crunchy on the outside and reminiscent of creamy hummus on the inside, these broccoli bites are much more exciting than the traditional veggies and hummus snack. And, they are super simple to make! A food processor does all the work for you!
Make a batch on the weekend and they are ready for snacking throughout the week. Re-warm them in a toaster oven for a few minutes or a few seconds in the microwave. These will fill up you so you don’t find yourself starving while dinner is cooking.
Each bite contains 2 grams of protein, 1 gram of fiber, a dose of potassium, and only 32 calories! Eat several to fill you up! They are great as is or can be dunked in your favorite dipping sauce.
It’s time we began to rethink our snacks. It’s an opportunity to nourish and refuel our body to stay focused and finish our work day well.
Enjoy this fun and tasty mini-meal that is a little outside the “snack box”.
Broccoli Hummus Snack Bites
- 16 oz broccoli frozen/fresh
- 15 oz can chickpeas garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup oats
- ¼ medium onion rough chopped
- 1 cup 2% milk cheddar cheese optional
Steam broccoli on the stove top or in the microwave until tender. Meanwhile, in a food processor, add in all ingredients except cheese and broccoli. Process until a chunky hummus texture comes together. Pour into medium bowl.
Add steamed broccoli to the food processor and pulse 3-4 times, until small bits. Stir broccoli into chickpea mixture. Add cheese, if desired.
Line a baking sheet with non-stick foil and spray with oil (I use a Misto). Using a heaping tablespoon (or a #40 scoop), line sheet with scoops of the broccoli mixture and then press down into a small patty so it cooks evenly. Spray tops with oil spray.
Bake in the oven at 425 degrees for 18-20 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Serve warm or room temperature. Store extra broccoli hummus bites in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Make sure to use non-stick foil (NOT regular foil) to ensure the broccoli bites don't stick- learn from my mistake!
Nutrition Per Broccoli Bite (with cheese)
Calories 32; Total Fat 1g; Saturated Fat 0.4g; Cholesterol 2mg; Sodium 81mg; Carbohydrate 4g; Dietary Fiber 1g; Sugar 0g; Protein 2g
TRUTH: I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.
Genesis 1:29 (ESV)
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