Hummus is a tasty and healthy option to serve at your next holiday party, or to have any day of the week as a nutritious snack, spread, or dressing for a side dish. Get maximum nutrition with this middle-eastern favorite for only 50 calories per serving (2 Tbsp.), 1.5 g protein, 1-2 g fiber, 1 g of healthy fats and a good source of important vitamins and minerals! Test out personalized homemade versions and be on your way to a new favorite healthy holiday snack that doesn’t involve heavy cream or sugar!
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Here’s a Super Easy Hummus Recipe:
1 15-ounce can (425 grams) chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup/60 ml. fresh lemon juice, about 1 large lemon
1/4 cup/60 g. tahini
Large garlic clove, minced
2 Tbsp./30 ml. olive oil, plus more for serving
Dash of sea salt, to taste
Dash of ground cumin (about 1/2 teaspoon/3.5 g)
2 – 3 Tbsp./30 ml. water
Dash of ground paprika, for serving
1.) In your food processor or blender, blend tahini and lemon juice for 1 minute.
2.) Add olive oil, minced garlic, cumin and salt and blend for another minute.
3.) Add canned/soaked chickpeas and process until thick and smooth. (You may have to add additional 2-3 Tbsp. water until desired consistency.
Kristen is the executive assistant and certified nutritionist for Joe Cross and his team at Reboot with Joe. Her multi-disciplinary approach to health and wellness stresses a plant-based diet, engaging in regular movement, physical activity and yoga, and practicing mindfulness techniques. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Yoga Instructor, with a B.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Science from Virginia Tech and a 200-Hr Yoga (RYT), YogaFit, and American Council on Exercise certification. If she’s not smiling in the kitchen, Kristen loves practicing yoga, running or finding a fitness challenge, and visiting friends and family from her hometown near Boston, MA.
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