Hummus: The #1 Superfood for Your Plant Based Diet!

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Burned out on Big Macs? Weary of Whoppers? Plant based diets are gaining traction around the world for a variety of reasons. Maybe it’s just because eating too much meat is bad for your health. Maybe it’s because of inhumane treatment of animals at factory farms. Maybe it’s because of antibiotics and preservatives found in nearly every meat product on the market shelf. Whatever the reason, many people have found that plant based diets improve their health and energy.

Before we continue, it’s important to understand your way around plant based diet vs vegan eating, as the two are very different.

  • Vegans do not eat any animal products whatsoever, meaning no meat, dairy, eggs, or honey either.
  • People on plant based diets forego meat whenever possible—instead eating mainly vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and nuts—but do not abstain from it altogether.

So if you can’t go without the occasional steak or chicken wing, the good news is that a plant based diet food list isn’t nearly as strict as a vegan one! And thankfully, whether you’re on a vegan diet or a plant based diet, you don’t have to give up our favorite yummy dip: hummus!

Super Hummus Nutrition for Plant Based Diet Recipes

Whether you’re a foodie expert or someone checking out a plant based diet for beginners, hummus is an indispensable ingredient. Packed with all 3 vital macronutrients, as well as a healthy dose of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, hummus provides a delicious and filling nutritional boost that will energize your plant based diet food list. Also, with tons of creative hummus flavors on the market, you can be as inventive as you like with your plant based diet recipes!

Still in the dark about how healthy hummus is? No worries! Here’s a quick breakdown of what a 3.5-ounce serving will do for you:

  • 175 calories
  • 20 grams of complex carbohydrates
  • 5 grams of whole protein
  • 8.5 grams of heart healthy fats
  • 4 grams of dietary fiber
  • A  vitamin cornucopia of manganese, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C, phosphorus, and copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, thiamin, calcium, and potassium

Especially when you’re on a plant based diet, you want to make sure you’re getting enough protein. Any plant based diet recipes should include protein, to make sure that your muscles are well fueled… and that’s where hummus comes to the rescue! So now that you know why this superfood should be on your plant based diet food list, let’s get to some tasty recipes!

Plant Based Diet Recipes with Hummus

Want to keep your stomach full and happy? Try a few of these delicious and filling plant based diet recipes—or visit our HOPE Kitchen, Instagram page, and YouTube channel to tons of scrumptious meals that our foodie community is raving over. We’ve got great flavors to suit a plant based diet for beginners OR a gourmet chef on the lookout for healthy dishes!

Buffalo Bleu Hummus Stuffed Peppers

Let’s get the party started! This appetizer is perfect for plant based diets… just grab some sweet peppers, cut them in half, and fill with Buffalo Bleu hummus. Then you can top it with whatever you like. We suggest feta, tomato, and cilantro.

Kale Pesto Veggie Pizza by @flora_and_vino

This one goes full vegan. A butternut squash pizza crust with a layer of Kale Pesto hummus, topped with roasted veggies like bell peppers, red onion, and broccolini—this tasty plant based diet recipe makes a great lunch or dinner!

Plant Based Breakfast Toast by @thecuttingveg

YUM. This combo of sesame toast, Thai Coconut Curry hummus, pickled onions, arugula, and soft boiled eggs is the perfect plant based diet breakfast. With a side of sliced cherry tomatoes, it’s packs a ton of nutrients and is super filling. Perfect start to the day!

Spicy Avocado Breakfast Tacos by @cookinglikeamrs

These simple tacos are another perfect idea for your plant based diet breakfast. Organic corn tortillas, Spicy Avocado hummus, scrambled eggs, and a pico made from tomato, jalapeño, red onion and cilantro, make for a solid south-of-the-border treat.

As we said, these are only a few of the ideas available from our foodie friends. Check out more at our Hope Kitchen, or on Instagram and Youtube!

If you’re on a plant based diet, make sure you buy the best hummus. With HOPE Hummus, you can always be sure you’re eating the best—Certified Organic, free of synthetic preservatives and additives, and using only extra virgin olive oil. Vitalize your plant based diet recipes with a container of HOPE, and join the healthy revolution!

As always, cheers and happy eating.

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