Healthy Holiday Appetizers

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Invited to another holiday buffet and wondering how you can still eat healthily? Green Mountain can help make it easy to enjoy the holiday festivities without overindulging.

Here are two great tasting, healthy and festive recipe ideas from our Recipes for Living cookbook to bring to the party.

 

Hummus

(Makes about 1 ½ cups)

1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup plain yogurt
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic1
½ teaspoons ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt
Pepper

Place all ingredients in food processor. Cover and process until smooth. (Hummus will keep in refrigerator for about a week). Serve with fresh veggies such as carrots, red pepper, jicama and pea pods and toasted whole-grain pita wedges*.

*To make toasted pita wedges, heat oven to 375 ° f., cut pita bread in quarters, lightly brush with olive oil and place on a cookie sheet; bake about 15 minutes.

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