Hummus has quickly become one of the most popular dips in the United States. As a recent article from the health organization LiveStrong suggests, it’s not just the delicious flavors of roasted garlic hummus dip and other favorite varieties driving this Middle Eastern food into more and more American kitchens, but it’s health benefits, too. One tablespoon of hummus has only 25 calories, but it packs over a gram of protein, tons of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and two grams of carbohydrates. It’s a veritable powerhouse of nutrition.
If you’re looking to add more classic tahini hummus dip to your diet, you should know that you don’t have to settle for the tried and true vegetable dipping method. Here are three exciting and delicious ways to make sure you’re getting enough of your favorite healthy dip.
Three Delicious Ways to Enjoy Your Favorite Hummus Dip
- Put Together a Healthy Breakfast in Minutes
- Get the Best of Both Worlds by Fusing Hummus and Guacamole
- Supercharge Your Favorite Bruschetta Recipe
As the popular women’s health magazine Shape suggests, hummus is the perfect choice for making a healthy, filling breakfast in just a few short minutes. Beat three eggs in a microwave safe container, hit them with a dash of salt and pepper, and then add your favorite variety of fresh vegetables. Pop the dish into the microwave for two to three minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking. Finish the dish with a healthy dollop of your favorite hummus for a breakfast that is chock-full of protein.
As far as sales go, guacamole and hummus are fierce competitors; however, as far as your taste buds are concerned, they are best friends. BuzzFeed writes that by putting both together you get the best of both worlds — the sweet, slighty salty flavor of the guacamole and the filling, often spicy punch of your favorite hummus.
There’s no doubting that bruschetta, that classic Italian dish combining toasted bread with a vinegary tomato topping is delicious, but it’s not exactly known for its ability to keep you full. The healthy cooking website Irresistibly Healthy points out that by slathering each piece of toast before putting on the tomato topping, you give a little heft — in the form of protein and healthy fats — to your bruschetta, and that means staying full for longer.
How do you work your favorite hummus dips into your diet? Let us know in the comments below. Good references here: sabra.com