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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)
-lemon
-cayenne pepper
-avocado
-olive oil
-pepper


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!


Enjoy!!

7 comments:

  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...

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  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
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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

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

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  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 :)

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

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