Saturday, April 30th, 2005
Health Group- week 46
The good news is that I’m feeling better! I think I’ll be able to start up with the exercise next week. I’m looking forward to it.
This week, I didn’t do any aerobic exercise. I’ve been doing my PT, which does wear me out. I’m getting stronger. My back is feeling better. Things are good.
This week, I ate a lot of homemade hummus. Before I got my hands on some EXCELLENT pita chips, I was eating it on stalks of celery. Mmmmm. That was good. The pita chips are good, too.
What I love about hummus: (aside from the fact that it’s yummy).
I can make it from scratch. I love cooking things from raw materials. Soaking and cooking beans, etc. It’s fun.
The ingredients store well. Dry garbanzo beans, tahini, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt…. All of these things can be kept and stored, so if I ever get the jones, I can make it without having to run to the store.
It’s healthy. I haven’t done a lot of research, just some quick reading, but it’s supposed to be way good for me. And, according to my M-I-L, garbanzo beans have some of the same vitamins that grean leafy veggies have. She’s on blood thinners, and has a list of foods she can’t eat. Unfortunately for her, hummus is one of them. I take that to mean it’s quite good for me!
It is both a snack AND a meal! If I want a little snack, it does the trick. If I keep snacking, I’ve got a meal out of it.
It fills me quick, and I stay full for a long time. Aren’t beans GREAT?!