According to Statistic Brain, some 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions but only 8 percent are successful in staying the course. Perhaps one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is adopting a healthier lifestyle, which may include eating a more balanced and nutritious diet as well as exercising.
However, people often have difficulty changing their eating habits, and may find it confusing if not plain hard to incorporate healthier foods. In these cases, it’s best to approach healthy eating and exercising as a total and complete lifestyle change, as opposed to an arduous chore. By making simple, gradual changes, such as swapping out sodium and fat rich condiments for healthier choices, you’re more likely to stay on track.
What if there was a savory, rich, and flavorful condiment that was not only good for you but versatile as well? Luckily, there is! Enter hummus dip.
While there are a variety of hummus dip recipes and varieties available, most hummus dips start off with a base of ground chick peas, sea salt, fresh garlic and lemon juice. Some varieties may include tahini, which is a ground sesame seed paste or a touch of extra virgin olive oil. Many hummus dip recipes included added flavors or toppings such as additional garlic or roasted red pepper.
Hummus dip is considered one of the healthiest, most versatile condiments, and can be used as a replacement for butter and other spreads, ketchup, mayonnaise, and other fatty dressings. Simply use hummus as you would any other condiment! It can be spread on toast, used as a dip for vegetables or even chicken wings, or mixed into a chicken or macaroni salad.
While hummus tastes like it would be a guilty pleasure, it’s far from it. It’s packed with lean protein and fiber, plus the added antioxidant properties of garlic and lemon. so go ahead and indulge! You’ll be glad that you did.