I have made a goal. I am going to lose at LEAST 15 pounds by Memorial Day. I am determined to look good in my bathing suit this summer! So as a part of that goal, I need to make better choices in my snacks and meals. So no more peanut butter cups! Instead I am going to start having hummus for snacks and lunches. Hummus is not only delicious, but really good for you! WebMD says:
Chickpeas, the main ingredient in hummus, are rich in fiber and protein. They also contain vitamins and minerals such as folic acid (chickpeas tend to be higher in folic acid than other beans), zinc, and magnesium.
Beans in general have been linked to various health benefits, such as lower blood cholesterol. They may also help prevent cancer. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, early lab tests show that three compounds in beans (saponins, protease inhibitors, and phytic acid) may help defend cells from the type of genetic damage that can lead to cancer.Fiber and protein are things that will make you feel full and help you avoid over-eating. So I am going to be having hummus for a protein rich snack, or a tasty lunch. I specifically like Tribe Hummus,
Keeping our hummus "all natural" requires a continued commitment to simplicity. We’re dedicated to producing a hummus that not only satisfies the palate, but nourishes the soul. Tribe hummus is made with all natural ingredients and is free of artificial flavors, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, and high-fructose corn syrup.Tribe Hummus comes in all kinds of yummy flavors: forty spice, Mediterranean, roasted garlic, roasted red pepper, classic, spicy red pepper, zesty spice and garlic just to name a few!
For snacks, I like it simple. Roasted red pepper hummus with cut up veggies or pieces of pita bread. Yummy!
For lunch I love a hummus sandwich. I chop up some peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Add some baby spinach and spread my favorite Tribe hummus on both sides of a pita. Delicious!
So look out world! When the summer of 2013 hits I am going to be rocking that bikini! Thanks, in part, to Tribe Hummus!
You can buy Tribe Hummus at grocery stores nationwide like Giant Foods or Shoppers Food Warehouse.
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