Red pepper and pita hummus
Usually, my children pack their own snacks and lunches. They are 11 and 13 years old and they are capable, but this winter, I have been helping her because she is 11 years old because she participates in a skiing competition. Very strong They also leave school three days a week and on Saturdays. In addition, there are Sunday games. There are many things that a child has to solve, and I strongly believe in giving him time to rest. As a result, I went back to the packaging of his lunchbox, which worried me about making sure we had enough healthy options to eat and really eat these things.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
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Over the years, we have had countless debates about the composition of healthy lunch boxes. One of our rules is that snacks or lunches must include at least one piece of “fresh” food. For example, oatmeal bars can be packed but must be combined with some freshly cut vegetables or a piece of fruit. We also talk about making sure there are proteins (not all carbohydrates).
Hummus is one of his favorite casual and lunch meals. We go through many things! They like to dip the sauces with slices of pita and fresh vegetables. When I have time, I try to start from scratch. When I do this, I always like it, why don’t I do it often? A batch of homemade hummus has a much longer life than a store-bought bathtub. In addition, homemade hummus contains no preservatives or odor.
Homemade roasted red pepper hummus in a black bowl on blue gray concrete surface
I mean, friend, I agree with the hummus I bought in the store, we are all busy, and I know that doing it from scratch doesn’t always happen! But I don’t like the taste of citric acid that hummus buys in stores. It is too hard and does not taste like lemon like real lemons. I also try to avoid the use of soybean oil (unless certified as organic or GM free). In addition, hummus is also related to the fruity taste of premium olive oil, right?
Anyway, I mean, I love hummus, my girls love hummus. I try to start from scratch as much as possible, and … today I have a great recipe for roasted red pepper hummus for you! And, if you think you don’t have time to do it, keep in mind that when we add it to the pre-dinner preparations over the weekend, we are happy to have a week of hummus with your lunch! It will taste much better and will be much cheaper!
I should also mention that this roasted red pepper hummus is a great party (healthy snack) (Hello, Super Bowl fans!) Especially when it comes to roasted red peppers, sesame seeds and All very well decorated!
Is hummus healthy?
Yes, hummus is a healthy food.
It is rich in fiber and important for digestive health, as well as healthy fats in sesame (sesame sauce) and olive oil.
In the smallest portion (2 tablespoons), it is actually low in carbohydrates and only 3 grams of net carbohydrates. So, if you follow a low carb diet, you can include a small amount of hummus. Please consult your doctor first.
It also contains some protein (2 grams per 2 tablespoons). Note: Although some protein in snacks is always better than none, be sure to read the article on my Italian balsamic chicken to find out why it is important to get enough protein daily (and how much you need).
Chickpeas and legumes contain resistant starch, which can also help healthy bacteria in the intestine to eat, so they can make your stomach happy!
In summary, since homemade hummus is made from whole foods (hummus, lemon, garlic, sesame and olive oil), it is naturally a healthier option for snacks and lunches.
What about lectins in gastric juice?
Recently, there has been an exaggeration (thanks (thanks) to a popular book on plant lectins called the plant paradox). These are natural substances in beans and whole grains. The theory basically states that beans will prevent your body from getting available nutrients, and doing so can cause a variety of health problems.