Need a Healthy Holiday Appetizer?

November 20, 2017

Hi Everybody!

Anyone else getting a little STRESSED thinking about Thanksgiving being in just a FEW days?! Are you still looking for a last minute healthy recipe to share for your Thanksgiving celebration?

Look no further.  This weekend, we had one of TWO Thanksgiving celebrations and I gave a new recipe, Pumpkin Hummus, a try.  Rave reviews, especially when paired with Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Tortilla Chips.  Easy enough for a novice cook like me to make, which is definitely a BONUS!

If you try and like this recipe like I did, be sure to message me on Facebook or leave a comment here to let me know!

From our home to yours, I want to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving holiday! Be safe and enjoy your time with your families!

Coach GG



2/3 cup pumpkin puree

1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 tablespoons of lemon

2 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons tahini

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

½ teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste as desired

½ teaspoon ground cumin, plus more to taste as desired

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon of paprika


  1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor or high-speed blender. Process or blend until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down sides of bowl or pitcher.

  2. Drizzle 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil over the top and serve with raw veggies, chips and/or crackers. Also, wonderful as a topping for sweet potatoes, salads and wraps.