Nutritional Nugget – H is for Hummus

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Post by Azmina Govindji @AzminaNutrition

 

NUTRITIONAL NUGGET – H is for Hummus

 

What’s so good about hummus? For starters, it’s made from chick peas, which is a pulse vegetable that’s a source of protein and fibre. It’s convenient and readily available, and comes in different flavours. A couple of tablespoons will typically provide about the same number of calories as an apple, and give you the same amount of fibre as you’d get from a slice of whole grain bread.

 

Check out these 3 tips:

1. Ditch the butter. Use hummus as a spread on bread, toast or in sandwiches.

 

2. Spice it up. Buy regular hummus and add a touch of red chilli powder, crushed garlic, cumin seeds and chopped spring onions.

 

3. Create your own. Simply blitz together some chick peas, coriander leaves, garlic, red chilli flakes, lime juice, yogurt and a dash of olive oil.

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