My doctor told me one of the things I should do is have several small meals throughout the day which include both protein and carbs.
So, I thought -- what's protein-y that I like?
- Cheese (yum)
- Beef Jerky
- umm.... other kinds of cheese?
So I've just been watching what food shows are cooking, and what my friends are eating. I've come up with some ideas of things that I both like, and combine carbs and protein:
- Cottage cheese with tomatoes (and possibly a cracker)
- Pistachios (these are great because while you're cracking them it takes a while to eat them)
- and I've recently become a fan of hummus.
I used this recipe as my beginning point. Then I'd talked with a few friends about how they made their hummus better.
I used just one can of garbonzo beans, 4 cloves of garlic (I love garlic), probably around 2 tsp of olive oil, a couple shakes of cumin, 3 or 4 shakes of cayenne pepper (I like things with a little kick), a couple of squirts of lemon juice, 1'ish tsp. of tahini sauce. Frankly -- I think that was too much -- I am NOT a fan of this stuff, but I do think it needs a very small amount to make it take hummus-y. Also, I reserved some of the liquid from the beans to use to thin out the hummus (it makes it a little creamer than just water, or so I hear).
Anyway, so I had that with some veggies yesterday. I went to Trader Joe's and bought some whole wheat naam (I think that's how you spell it -- it's Indian flat bread, kinda like a rectangular pita) that has lots of fiber. So far, so good.
I like how hummus is so easily altered to your tastes, and I see so many yummy looking recipes out there.
Anyway, do you have a favorite snack that involves both carbs and protein (and his hopefully lower in fat than the cheese quesadilla I had considered making)? Do you make hummus?
Really, I'm gonna be healthy if I have to die trying. :)