Healthy Snack: Hummus & Pita Chips

I get asked often what I eat when I am in the mood for "junk" (most cases, that just means "snacks"). Or someone has asked for a healthful way to get the same "crunch" they once enjoyed in salty chips and dip. I have several healthy snacks that I eat, in rotation, because I typically get bored easily if I am eating the same snack every time I am in the mood. Hummus & pita chips have been my go to snack for quite some time now. I have recently found a brand of pita chips made by H-E-B (my favorite grocery store in Texas) and a hummus brand that I can count on, Pita Pal. I will say that most people I know do not like hummus based solely on the look of it, but I always recommend tasting a food first before judging it by its appearance.

Hummus is basically mashed garbanzo beans (chickpeas) blended with tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon and salt. Different brands make different flavor hummus. It is very popular in the Middle East, but has made its mark in the US among healthy eaters, like myself. If you are not a fan of the crunchy texture, try buying regular pita bread and cutting them up into little triangles for dipping.

Give it a try and thank me later!