Friday, May 09, 2014

Homemade Hummus for a Healthy Waistline and Healthy Hair | Fitness Friday


I have no trouble convincing myself to go to the gym or to run a couple laps around my neighborhood. Exercising makes me happy and when I go for days without a serious sweat session, I actually feel incomplete---like something is off. Slowly...very slowly I'm working on loving healthy snacks. And it's hard. VERY hard. Then I discovered my veggies bff: hummus. A cheap, simple, and delicious dip that makes me want to eat more good stuff. It's #fitnessfriday *the crowd goes WILD* and I'm sharing my favorite (so far) hummus recipe that's good for my waistline and my hair!


Chickpeas: 
Your Waistline- Rich in both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber plus loaded with tummy filling protein.
Your Hair- Our hair is made almost entirely of protein. Eating protein feeds your muscles and your hair zinc, iron, and B vitamins to keep your strands strong. 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 
Your waistline- helps lower your risk of heart disease
Your hair- improves the elasticity of your hair

Garlic:
Your waistline- Research shows that garlic is responsible for lipid-lowering, anti-hypertension, antioxidant and anti-microbial effects on you body. 
Your hair- Garlic has also been believed to combat shedding for your hair. 


Can't get enough hummus? Check out these recipes from SHAPE magazine. You can have a different dip every day! How do you convince yourself to eat more veggies?

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Besitos!
KLP





18 comments:

  1. I love hummus especially with pita bread

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  2. I have been saying over and over again that I want to try hummus because I genuinely love chick peas! I'm going to try this recipe soon and I'll post in one of my FF updates how I liked it!

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    1. It's so easy to make! Especially since you already have a magic bullet. I like using it as a spread on sammys or wraps for my kiddos. But shhh don't tell them what it is! LOL.

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  3. MMMMMMMM!
    I love hummus!!!!

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    1. My favorite part is the price. I'll never buy a store hummus again!

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  4. I love hummus! I also really like how you pointed out the benefits of each ingredient :)

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    1. Thanks Zoe! Simple food. Simple ingredients. Simply delish!

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  5. Mmmm looks so yummy, need to try this! x

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    1. Its great on a veggie tray for parties too!

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  6. Looks yummy! I've never tried but it looks great. I see we are opposites in one area cause I love healthy snacking and I have to force myself to work out lol.

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    1. My snacking habits are atrocious. Like: seriously. But I'm trying and one day I hope to say that my habits used to be atrocious! Thanks for stopping by chica!

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  7. I love hummus with crackers. Great recipe.

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    1. My favorite dippable for hummus are carrot sticks. That slightly salty acidity creaminess paired with the crunchy sweet carrot....YES MA'AM! Lol!

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  8. Yumm, looks yummy, believe it or not, I've never tried hummus, but anythign with chicke peas has to be delish! Btw I nominated your blog for a Liebster award. I can't wait to see your replies :)
    http://www.chrisamorbeauty.com/2014/05/Liebster-blogging-award.html

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    1. If you love chickpeas then you'll definitely love hummus! Thanks for the nom chica!

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  9. This is on my to do list, I love hummus and it's so easy to make, not sure why I keep buying it.

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    1. DIY tastes 100% better than pre-packaged. Trust me on that one!

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