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
*In collaboration with Ithaca Hummus