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Roasted Red pepper Hummus

Hummus is a firm favourite in our house and one of our staple lunches. I tend soak the dried chickpeas overnight then cook them at breakfast ready to whizz up at lunch. The dried beans are more faff but cheaper, especially when you have hummus monsters in your home.

I love all the flavours or hummus you can buy, but prefer a healthier twist on hummus so am starting to make variations at home. Adding vegetables to things is always a hit with me.

Here is our roasted red pepper recipe.
You could roast the peppers in the oven or even used ones from a jar. I didn’t have time or the jar variety so used the gas cooker approach.

It took me the length of time it takes to feed 2 rabbits, put them in their run and do a dusting dance with a feather duster đŸ˜‰ that’s 10 minutes.

Perfect for kids, weaning, Christmas buffets or as a snack.

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Serves 12
A healthy hummus recipe that uses red peppers and chickpeas.
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108 calories
14 g
0 g
4 g
4 g
1 g
35 g
7 g
3 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
35g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108
Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 7mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
7%
Vitamin C
23%
Calcium
3%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 250g dried chickpeas
  2. 1 red pepper
  3. 100ml natural yoghurt
  4. 2 tbsp olive oil
  5. 2 garlic cloves
  6. 1 tbsp tahini
  7. Juice of half a lemon
  8. Black pepper
Instructions
  1. Soak the dried chickpeas overnight or use 2 tins of chickpeas.
  2. Boil the dried chick peas for 40 minutes or until they are soft.
  3. Cook the pepper on a gas hob. Place a skewer in it, turn on the gas and place the pepper on top, turning every few minutes. The skin will blacken, do not panic! This is fine.
  4. Then place the slightly cooled pepper in a plastic food bag and rub the skin off with your fingers.
  5. Chop the pepper a little and remove the seeds.
  6. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
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calories
108
fat
4g
protein
4g
carbs
14g
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Dietitian UK: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Pizza Pinwheels

My family love pizza and so I usually make extra and we have leftovers for lunches. However being picnic weather I don’t always find cold pizza transports well. So this weekend I played around with making pizza pinwheels which have promptly been names pizza rolls by Miss K.  Her initial comment was “Mummy what’s this” followed by “Can I have another”.  My 9 month old baby also found these easy to eat and quickly demolished one.

The fiddly bit about these is rolling them up, and that really isn’t too tricky. What is tricky is keeping enough back for the freezer stash too! What I love about these is how versatile they can be, you could fill them with all sorts of things. I pretty much emptied my leftovers out of the fridge for these ones. 

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Dietitian UK: Pizza Pinwheels, gluten free

These transported very well, in fact probably better than sandwiches would have done. They survived Miss K shaking the picnic box, turning it upside down and a trip in the bottom of the buggy. 

Healthier than sausage rolls, pies and pasties…. A definite must for the picnic season and the buffet table too. 

Pizza Pinwheels (glutenfree, wheat free)
Serves 8
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
274 calories
44 g
13 g
5 g
11 g
1 g
123 g
46 g
1 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
123g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 274
Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
8%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 13mg
4%
Sodium 46mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 44g
15%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 1g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
3%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Pizza Dough
  1. 450g gluten free flour (I used Doves Farm plain)
  2. 310ml water
  3. 2 tbsp oil
  4. 1/2 tsp sugar
  5. 1 tsp yeast
For the toppings
  1. 2 tbsp tomato puree
  2. 4 tbsp lentil soup (optional, it was leftover in my fridge, you could use pesto!)
  3. 100g shredded cooked chicken breast
  4. 200g sweetcorn
  5. 20g cheddar
Instructions
  1. Make the dough by hand or in a bread machine.
  2. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5/200C.
  3. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thick, aim for a rectangle.
  4. Spread the tomato puree and lentil soup/pesto on the top.
  5. Cover in the toppings.
  6. Now start to roll it up lengthways. start at one end and work all the way along, just turning the edge over, then continue this process rolling it a bit at a time working lengthways along the dough each time. Try to roll it fairly tight.
  7. Now slice it into 1 inch rounds.
  8. Place onto a greased, floured baking tray and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  9. Leave to cool and store in an airtight container.
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calories
274
fat
5g
protein
11g
carbs
44g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/