Here’s a super easy hummus recipe (another one of my Nutrition Month Farmer’s Market recipe cards). The main ingredient in hummus is chickpea – a legume that is high in protein and fiber. In other words, it keeps you satisfied for longer! Along the lines of sustainable eating, legumes are known as “low-input” proteins (for more on why opening up this can of beans is good for you and the planet, see post: Spill the Beans).
This recipe also features an addition of a serving of vegetables. The veggies can be prepped and roasted in a big batch ahead of time (a great way to throw into soups, salads, and as sides – i.e. hummus of course! – for weekday meal prep). Feel free to swap out carrots for any other roasted vegetable mix.
Once you’ve made your batch of hummus, store in a airtight container and enjoy in spread in sandwiches or wraps for a quick addition of protein in your meal, and as dip for vegetables, pita or crackers as a more satisfying snack.