Monday, March 31, 2008

Hummus and weight loss

Classic Hummus
2 cups canned chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
2/3 cup tahini paste
4 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 cloves garlic
Salt and pepper to taste

Throw everything into a food processor. Grind it up. If the mix is too thick, add a little water. Feel free to experiment by adding different flavors. Extra garlic, chili peppers, grilled tomatoes, grilled veggies, or artichoke hearts all make interesting, not to mention healthy, twists. This will help you with those cravings at parties to make sure that your not breaking your weight loss program. Makes three cups. Serving size is 1/3 cup. Also enjoy with your P90x workout.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Nutritional Information: (per serving)
Calories: 223 Protein: 6 g Fiber: 4 g Carbs: 16 g Fat Total: 16 g Saturated Fat: 2 g

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