For a tasty, on-the-go snack thatâ€™s high in protein and calcium, pick up a container of this Middle Eastern favorite along with some precut veggies at your market or health food store. â€œHummus is a kind of luxuriant and decadent snack and itâ€™s also convenient.â€ Be aware, that many of the commercially prepared brands add olive oil or another good fat, but this still affects your fat quota for the day.
You can whip up a fresh batch of hummus yourself in your food processor or blender. Just toss in some chickpeas, a bit of tahini paste, water, minced garlic, chunks of celery, lemon juice and sea salt to taste and youâ€™re good to go. For an extra shot of flavor, add chopped sun-dried tomatoes.