Not only are chickpeas packed with protein, hummus also gives you an excuse to eat more fiber-rich vegetables—for a fraction of the calories of higher-fat sour cream or mayo-based dips. Pair hummus with snap peas, jicama, carrots or celery and enjoy it when you get home from work and are making dinner or waiting for take-out to arrive, suggests Taub-Dix.
Cutting calories? No need to subside on spinach and egg whites alone. Stock your kitchen with a variety of healthy foods that are high in protein and fiber and you’ll feel satisfied enough to stick to a weight loss plan past January.
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