Healthy Snack Alert: Hummus
What do you usually reach for at snack time? Is it a piece of fruit, or some nuts? Or is it more along the lines of a little chocolate bar (or 3) and a packet of chips? Whatever your go-to snack is, listen up, because I have a delicious, healthy snack that will make you excited for snack time!
Hummus is an often overlooked dip that is perfect for snack time. Combined with some sticks of carrot or celery, having hummus as a snack is very beneficial for your bod.
Hummus is made from chickpeas, which are often referred to as a super food, due to their extensive list of healthy benefits. The delicious dip is packed full of fibre, which helps your digestion, and protein, which keeps you fuller for longer. This also helps to control your cravings and keeps your hair and nails healthy. These benefits make hummus good for weight control, so switching up your snacks could really help out your goals.
Hummus also contains all the good fats, which can help to lower your cholesterol and can improve your iron levels. The creamy dip is also full of antioxidants and helps to keep skin and hair looking healthy, making you beautiful on the inside and the outside.
All these benefits of hummus are great for you and your body, and there is a huge range to choose from in the super market, including heaps of different flavours. But sometimes, there can be nasty ingredients lurking within them, so it’s a good idea to check the label.
However, one of the other benefits of hummus is that it is really easy to make! Made of chickpeas, tahini, garlic and olive oil, the ingredients can be put into a food processor and blended until smooth. The result? A a creamy dip perfect for those carrot sticks or used as a substitute to butter on bread.
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