Hummus turned out great!! I like my hummus to taste fresh and bright (not very heavy with garlic, cumin, etc.) so this was a perfect combo for me. Those of you who like it stronger might want to play around with the mix-ins. But the consistency was perfect and I was happy with the amount I got for the nutrition.
- 1.5 cups garbanzo beans (mine were dried + boiled)
- 1/2 a cup of plain yogurt (4 oz)
- 1 tbsp tahini (18 grams)
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Red pepper flakes
I actually put the lid on and blended part of the lemon in it!! I had to fish out the chopped off piece, but you might want to add lemon zest to the ingredient list 🙂
Since there’s obviously no way of knowing how many servings this makes in tablespoons (and I had absolutely NO guess as to how many calories this would be), I like to use my scale to get the total weight and then I have a “per gram” serving amount. This guy made about 400 grams. I add up the total ingredients in CalorieKing and then divide by total grams. My lunch serving was 140 grams – easily calculated to 190 kcal, 6 grams fiber and 10 grams protein.
On to lunch!!!
I went to workout from 11-12 (did the ET and walking on a treadmill for an hour) and had to stop at the grocery store to return my trans-fat cooking spray and pick up a lemon. By the time I got home, showered, made the hummus and prepped lunch, I was starving!! It was unfortunate because I would have enjoyed this lunch more had I had a normal hunger level. My stomach is still trying to get over the hunger.
But lunch was delicious!! Obviously the hummus was the star ingredient.
My tasting plate! (I LOVE eating lunch at home to prepare this kind of thing!)
Sliced cuc, carrot and baby dill pickles with the lemon-yogurt hummus –
Strawberries (I like to call them “strowlburys” with the accent on “strowl” like the English 🙂 ) and kiwi –
I also had a Stonyfield low-fat yogurt. I like these every now and then and think Stonyfield’s line has an excellent nutritional profile for a sweetened yogurt –
Hot tea –
All together –
This lunch was about 530 kcal, 17 grams of fiber and 22 grams protein.
More paper, then errands!