Apple and Chickpea Dip Recipe

lean foods

Apple and Chickpeas Dip

Looking at my January lean food list this evening, I chose the following ingredients and came up with a recipe good for dipping crackers.

  • apples
  • chickpeas
  • lime

These additional ingredients not on the lean food list were also added:

  • cilantro (handful)
  • celery (2 stalks)
  • sour cream (3-4 heaping Tbsp.) – optional Greek yogurt
  • freshly made guacamole (I used about 2 Tbsp., but you can use avocado, tomatoes, and jalapeno instead)


Chop apples, drain and rinse a can of chickpeas, and squeeze a little lime juice in. Next chop the cilantro and celery. Add the sour cream (or Greek yogurt) and guacamole and stir. It’s a meal in itself. I included a few blueberries on the side.

I will be creating and trying more new recipes using some of the ingredients from my lean food list. Doing this reminds me of Improv games. Come up with words or phrases, the first ones that come to your mind. Then use those words and phrases in some sort of game. Creating the list of lean foods for the January Organizing in the Kitchen would fit the first step of the Improv game. Next would be creating a recipe using one or more ingredients from the food list. The interesting part of it would be the results – meeting the tasty test!


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