Hummus is one of the foods that can be a “go to” staple for your healthy eating pattern. You can have it for lunch or as a snack in the mid to late afternoon. You can also use it as a sandwich spread in lieu of mayonnaise or other high fat/high salt dressings. It is quite flexible and will never disappoint. When you buy commercially made hummus in the grocery store, it may be high in salt. Be sure to read the label to know exactly what you are getting. Some brands also add preservatives and other ingredients that you can omit when you make it at home. Hummus provides around 7 grams of protein per 2 oz. serving Since it is made from a legume (traditional hummus is made with … Read More
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I created this site for people who want healthy and delicious recipes from around the world with ingredients from around their kitchen. I also wanted to provide science-based nutrition information and guidance about making healthier choices whether eating at home or out at a restaurant, every day of the week. I believe food should be easy to prepare and enjoyed with family, friends and great conversation.
My overall mission is to share what I've learned over the years about food, recipes, and nutrition so you can relax and enjoy your meals while living a vibrant life.
If you follow a lot of nutrition sites on the internet, no doubt you've seen breakfast smoothie recipes galore. Here's my version of a banana berry smoothie which has around 260 calories per serving and delivers 26 grams of protein. To reduce the calories, try making this smoothie with water instead of skim milk (protein will also be reduced). Add some greens to boost the nutrition in this smoothie. Spinach or swiss chard are both good choices to try that won't change the flavor much. What's whey protein? This smoothie uses whey protein powder as one of its main ingredients. Whey is a protein found in milk. The other protein in milk is called casein. There are some reasons to … Read More