Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tortilla and Greens: My Afternoon Slump Snack

I get hungry around 3 every day. Not the "I could eat a few almonds and be satisfied" kind of hungry, but sort of ravenously hungry. 

Trying to reconcile my afternoon slump with my new resolve to eat healthy is challenging. But today, I came up with this snack (although it could pass as a light meal) that has everything you need: whole grain carbs, leafy greens, protein (hummus)  and healthy fats (avocado and olive oil). 

I present to you my Afternoon Slump Snack: Tortilla and Greens

-Whole Wheat tortilla
-hummus (I like the kind that also has olives in it)
-spinach (or other leafy green)
-cayenne pepper
-olive oil

Begin by lightly toasting your tortilla. This gives it a crunchier texture which works nicely with the smooth hummus. 

Spread hummus across the tortilla. 

Top with greens. 

Slice and spread the avocado on top

Drizzle in a little bit of olive oil. 

Squeeze 1/4 of a lemon on top. 

Sprinkle with pepper and cayenne pepper for a little kick

Then happily get through your afternoon!



  1. MMMM, yummy.. Great recipe.. Looks SO delish.... Very creative.. THANKS SO MUCH for linking via Pin'Inspirational Thursday today.. Wishing you an amazing evening.. xoxo.. Marilyn...

  2. OH that sounds like such a tasty snack!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. totally healthy, avocado is sooo good for you, I should add it to my diet but I wish the calories were lower, lol.
    Jenn from, hopping from Silly little Sparrow

  4. What a great snack - so much better tasting and for you than many other choices.

  5. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creativity here. Can you please share your posts at my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  6. Great Post! You will be features at New Nostalgia's Anti-Procrastination Tuesday. Thanks for linking up!


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