There’s no doubt about it: we live in the age of junk food. Potato chips, candy bars, sodas, fast food, and filler-laden mainstream “health foods” dominate market shelves. Even with the recent popularity of organic health food, you’re facing an uphill battle to find low calorie foods that fill you up. Obviously everyone wants to eat more vegetables… but you can only have so much rabbit food!
If you want to eat healthy, you can’t simply depend on low calorie foods. The real strategy behind a healthy and sustainable diet is finding low calorie filling foods!
Obviously, any diet rich in healthy filling foods is going to be well-stocked with hummus! This delicious dip contains generous amounts of muscle-building protein, complex carbohydrates, heart-healthy fats, and vitamins and minerals. On top of that, hummus is one of the best health foods that fill you up for a long time! This is why for years, the health food world has embraced hummus as a true superfood.
Healthy Hummus for Healthy Filling Foods
Before we get on to recipes, make sure you check the hummus in your fridge! Hummus’ healthy reputation as a healthy and low calorie filling food has attracted plenty of food brands eager to capitalize on its success… without necessarily being that healthy! A quick check of your hummus label may reveal some disturbing facts: canola, sunflower, or olive oil instead of genuine extra virgin olive oil; conventional ingredients instead of organic; and synthetic additives and preservatives that are definitely not on any health food list!
This is why we make HOPE Hummus. We provide premium-quality hummus that meets the highest standards of health:
- USDA Certified Organic – all our ingredients, from seed to shelf, are certified to be free of unhealthy pesticides and additives.
- High Pressure Processed – this unique method of preservation uses pressure instead of applying heat and artificial preservatives. The result is a fresher tasting product that is less at risk of bacterial contamination, all without artificial preservatives!
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) – move over, bland substitutes! Our hummus contains only 100% organic EVOO, which is often called the healthiest fat on earth because of its high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Check, check, check! With a container of HOPE Hummus in hand, you’re ready to whip up some delicious and healthy filling foods!
Healthy and Filling Hummus Recipes
Without further ado, here are some examples of how you can use different hummus flavors to make a variety of foods that fill you up for a long time. And if you want more, check out our Instagram channel or HOPE Kitchen for more creative ideas!
Breakfast Toast by @thecuttingveg – Sesame toast, Thai Coconut Curry hummus, pickled onions, arugula, avocado, and soft-boiled egg are all low calorie filling foods that deliver a flavor boost in this delightful breakfast combination!
Veggie and Hummus Zoodle Bowl by @Katliveshealthfully – Everybody loves pasta… but if you want to make it out of low calorie foods that fill you up, then check out this meal of zucchini noodles, Original Recipe hummus, snap peas, kale, roasted carrots, tuna, seed crackers, and more!
Spicy Avocado Radicchio Tacos – Talk about a vegan delight! These tacos are full of healthy filling foods. Radicchio shells filled with Spicy Avocado hummus, avocado, radish, onion, tomato, jalapeño and microgreens deliver tons of energy while being light on the calories.
Japanese Sweet Potato Fries from @foragingforfigs – French fries definitely aren’t healthy… but this awesome take on fries definitely places among the low calorie filling foods. Baked Japanese sweet potato fries dipped in Original Recipe hummus mixed with beetroot powder provide a tantalizing presentation for a delicious appetizer.
As always, cheers and happy eating.