Adding More Protein with Ithaca Hummus


Lately I noticed that I haven’t been eating a lot of meat (it’s been like 3 days since I’ve had meat). I’m not a vegetarian and I really haven’t been going out of my way not to eat meat, the opportunity to eat meat just hasn’t presented itself. Anywhooo, that isn’t to say I haven’t still been getting my much needed protein.

I’m very cognisant about what I eat and put a lot of thought/energy into ensuring I am always trying to get all the vitamins, fiber, protein, etc. that I need. I eat a lot of salads and they are the EASIEST thing to be able to throw in all the good things our bodies need. Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are a great source of protein and fiber, which is linked to reduced blood cholesterol levels and increased satiation (feeling full after a meal); and they are the main ingredient in hummus! See more benefits here.


I’ve partnered with Ithaca Hummus to try out two new flavors that they are thinking of introducing: Red Pepper and Lemon + Beet. There are three main things that set Ithaca Hummus apart from other brands: 1) They use fresh ingredients including cold pressed lemon juice and fresh raw garlic; 2) They soak and cook their beans the old fashioned way, which gives the hummus a very unique texture; 3) The hummus is cold pressed and has no preservatives!

My favorite way to eat hummus is throw it in a salad! This particular salad had a ton of amazing things: Stir Fry Greens (Swiss Chard, Bok Choi, Mustards, Beet Tops, Kale), Fat Free Balsamic Vinagrette, Carrots, Cucumbers, Corn, Edamame Beans, Apple Slices, Tomatoes, Flax Seeds, and Red Pepper Ithaca Hummus


Knife: Miyabi Kaizen / Cutting Board: N/A (similar)


*In collaboration with Ithaca Hummus