When you’re on a journey to healthier eating, finding ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner isn’t always the hard part: it’s finding healthy snack alternatives that won’t derail your diet. Hummus is one of the healthiest dips you can use for snacking, and it’s extremely easy to make at home. Made from garbanzo beans and a few other simple ingredients, it’s packed with protein and fiber to keep you feeling fuller longer, while acting as a great base for other flavors like garlic or roasted red pepper.
Hummus pairs well with everything from fresh veggies (think peppers, carrots and cauliflower) to tortilla chips and pita bread. You can learn how to make your own easy homemade hummus in this short video; all you’ll need are a few simple ingredients and a food processor. To make hummus, you’ll need garbanzo beans, a lemon, minced garlic, tahini, cumin, olive oil, and fresh parsley. Any basic food processor will do the job of blending these ingredients into creamy, easy homemade hummus!
You’ll start by adding the garbanzo beans into the food processor—this is the base of the hummus. Next, squeeze the lemon into the food processor and add the rest of the ingredients. It truly couldn’t be simpler to make this delicious dip or spread in the comfort of your own home, and it makes for the perfect healthy snack between meals. Pack a container of your easy homemade hummus with pepper slices, carrots, or whole wheat tortilla chips and you have a satisfying and nutritious snack that won’t throw off a day of healthy eating.