Sunday, January 9, 2011

Creamy Black Bean Dip

Howdy Folks!

Today has been another day full of paining! Ugh, once you start painting, it seems to never end! It really will look so nice when we are done though! (Will that day ever come???)

No workout today folks-so no sweaty picture today! A painting picture will have to do! My right shoulder DOES hurt from reaching to the ceiling all day;)

I did sneak in a little time today to make a creamy black bean dip! YUM! Basically I ran out of hummus which is my fav snack during the workday with some veggies. And I had a can of black beans I've been meaning to use.....Creamy black bean dip it is!

Afternoon snack to fuel up for painting!

Creamy Black Bean Dip
1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
A couple chunks of roasted red pepper
1 minced clove of garlic
2 T. diced onion
2 T. of olive oil
S & P
A couple squirts of lime juice

I added all of these ingredients to my Magic Bullet and pulsed until combined. Taste and add more ingredients if you like-jalapeno, white beans, onions, scallions, tomatoes-whatever you like! Make this recipe YOURS!
1 PointsPlus per a 2 T. serving. Serves about 12.


While I was in the "big city" of Salina yesterday for my dad's wrestling tourney, I went to a health food store my sister-in-law told me about-Vita-Villa. OMG, PEOPLE! I am TOTALLY in love with this store and will hit it up whenever I'm in town! All of the obscure health ingredients my fav city bloggers write about, this store has! It IS pretty expensive, but sometimes a splurge is in order! I picked up a variety of Amy's soups, Arctic Zero cookies & cream ice cream (1 pint is 150 calories!) and 4 varieties of
Many of my favorite bloggers gush about Larabars all the time, so I definitely wanted to see what all the hype was about! I wasn't impressed and definitely want some reasons why these are the best bars! First, the bars I bought are between 5 or 6 PointsPlus each. Which would probably be a meal bar along with something small. No big deal, but they are TINY and I was definitely hungry within a half hour of eating it:( Second, the chocolate chip brownie kind I had really wasn't all that great....
Oh well, if you you'd like to email or comment about why YOU love Larabars-I'd love to hear it! I'm still trying to keep an open mind!

I hope you're all keeping warm on this Sunday evening! It's snowing pretty heavy here in northcentral Kansas!

Desserted Tip of the Day: Did you know that adding up smaller workouts throughout your day has the same health effects as one long workout? So try to walk to work, do some crunches on your lunch break and in general just get moving!
(Note: the smaller workouts have to be at least 10 minutes long.)

1 comment:

  1. Painting is a pain and should totally count as your workout for the day!