Let Your Belly Dance with Hummus!

by Theresa on July 20, 2011

Hummus is a popular Middle Eastern / Mediterranean dip made from cooked garbanzo beans. It can be purchased in most supermarkets, but making your own will allow you to get the flavor just as you like it, and to avoid the sodium found in most ready-to-eat foods.

Garbanzo beans or chickpeas are legumes; they are high in protein and fiber. However, just like beans and lentils, they are starchy vegetables and should be consumed in the recommended amounts to control blood
glucose levels. Another key ingredient of hummus is tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds. Just
like flax seeds, sesame contains lignans, a compoud that can act as antioxidant, protecting the body from cellular damage.

Do you think Hummus is hard to make? Our in resident registered dietitian, Stefania Manetti shows you the way! Read the rest here.

What is your favorite way to enjoy hummus?

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