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Hummus is a great option for lunches and snacks, and is nutrient dense so it will be sure to pump up your diet. Hummus is delicious as a dip, or can be added to sandwiches and wraps. It is a good source of protein and fiber that will keep you full for longer, and the healthy fats in hummus help your body feel satiated and curbs food cravings. If all that isn’t enough, Hummus provides a number of vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health, especially folate and iron. Folate is a B vitamin that aids in the production of DNA while Iron is required for the body to make hemoglobin for the delivery of oxygen throughout the body.
Store bought Hummus is a low cost, highly nutritious addition to your lunch bag. Or try making your own!
Blend all the ingredients until smooth and refrigerate! Try as a dip, with vegetables, pita, or on your sandwich today! And help that body feel great!
- 1 19oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lemon juiced and zest
*Can add Salt and Pepper to taste
Drizzle with olive oil to serve and sprinkle with paprika
Try experimenting with different flavours like cumin, dill, roasted red peppers, and be creative making your own hummus!