Garlic Hummus Chicken + Greek Farro Salad

PSA: May 13th is National Hummus Day and everyone should celebrate! I mean who doesn’t love a good dollop of Sabra hummus on veggies or crackers? But there are plenty more creative ways to use hummus as I’m sure you’ll find out thanks to all the lovely Recipe Reduxers participating in this recipe contest! Hummus is a good plant-based source of protein and fiber.

P.S. If you have leftover Greek Farro Salad then mix in some cannellini beans (or whatever beans you have on hand) for an easy, plant-based lunch!

*I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.


Garlic Hummus Chicken + Greek Farro Salad

Ingredients

  • Garlic Hummus Chicken:
  • 4 chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/2 container Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus
  • Greek Farro Salad:
  • 1/2 cup cooked farro
  • Handful shredded kale
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2 tbsp crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • Dressing: 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp roasted garlic hummus, pinch salt and pepper

Directions

Pound chicken breast into thin pieces. Marinate chicken in olive oil, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder and salt and pepper for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place marinated chicken breast on baking sheet and evenly cover the tops with Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. While chicken is baking combine ingredients for dressing in a small bowl. In another bowl combine farro, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, feta and scallions. Toss with salad dressing. Serve together.

Number of servings: 4 | Serving size: 1 chicken breast, 1/2 cup salad
Calories: 490, total fat: 23 g, total carbohydrates: 30 g, dietary fiber: 3 g, sugars 1 g, protein 38 g

What is your favorite way to eat hummus?! Tell me below.

Raquel

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Lemon Tahini Salad

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. It is typically used in Middle Eastern cuisines. It is a very versatile ingredient that can be used in sweet and savory dishes. Sesame seeds are filled with copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorous. Not to mention it is also high in B vitamins. Plus, it is considered a healthy fat and has more protein then most nut butters. One tablespoon has 3 grams of protein, 8 grams of fat, and about 90 calories. Some ideas to use tahini include adding it to hummus, make a salad dressing, add it to a stir fry or smoothie, or use it in baking (like this). You can find tahini in most grocery stores. Give it a try and expand your pantry!


Lemon Tahini Salad

Ingredients
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  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper

Salad

  • 1 cup mixed greens
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 grape tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese
  • 3 falafel
  • 2 tbsp tahini dressing
  • Handful crushed pita chips

Directions

Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. Store in the refrigerator. In a large bowl, add mixed greens, veggies, feta cheese, falafel, and tahini dressing. Top with crushed pita chips.

Serves: 1 | Serving size: 1 salad, 2 tbsp dressing
Calories: 600, total fat: 39 g, total carbohydrates: 55 g, dietary fiber: 13 g, sugars: 10 g, protein: 20 g

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What is your favorite make-at-home dressing? Tell me below!

Raquel

Healthy Snacks On-The-Go

It seems like every weekend I’m traveling or running all over the city. I’m known for keeping multiple snacks on me at all times. I’m always worried I’ll be stuck somewhere with no healthy snack options! While it is possible to pick up good options on the run I like to be prepared ahead of time. Here I have listed for you the best and simplest healthy snacks for when you’re on-the-go. Don’t forget your water bottle to stay hydrated during your trip!

If you forget to pack snacks – no worries! Don’t be tempted by the sugar-filled, sodium-loaded snacks staring you down in the aisles of a convenience store. Go for snack bars with less then 10 g sugar and at least 3 g protein or a nut mix with dried fruit. Also, many times there is a small refrigerated section with veggies and dip, yogurt, and fruit which gives you some great options.

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Top 10 Healthy Snacks On-The-Go

  1. Whole fruit or dried fruit
  2. Nuts/seeds or nut butter
  3. Snack bars
  4. Veggies or edamame
  5. Hummus
  6. Low fat cheese
  7. Granola or popcorn
  8. Hard boiled eggs
  9. Greek or skyr yogurt
  10. Dark chocolate

My favorite healthy on-the-go snack recipe is my Goji-Go Trail Mix. My favorite Siggi’s right now is Pumpkin & Spice, obviously. What’s your favorite snack? Tell me below!

Raquel