This is the final post (for now) about my weird snacking habits. If you've tuned into the first three installments, you'll know I'm trying to cut calories and boost vitamins in my nighttime snacking addiction.
I know it sounds unusual, but raw beet sticks dipped in hummus are truly tasty. I found this out when my good friend Amanda brought a veggie tray and hummus dip to a game night party (there's always that one person who brings healthy stuff like crudite to a potluck, but, oh yes, they will have the last laugh as they outlive the rest of us). I kept going back to her tray for more beets and hummus and I think I actually ate it all. Sorry, Amanda. :-)
I've never been a fan of canned beets (super yucky) but I discovered a few years ago that fresh beets are a whole different ballgame (Dwight Schrute would be proud). I love them roasted and raw. I don't do this snack as often at night because even though it is good for you, hummus is not low in calories.
But I give myself a little leeway sometimes because of the healthy veggies. Look at all those bright, beautiful red antioxidants. Don't they cancel out the olive oil calories?
Sure, why not.