We all know how amazing humus is: dip some carrots or cucumber into humus and you have a great mid morning and mid afternoon snack. My only issue, when creating a meal plan for my clients and personalising their protein, most struggle reaching their targets if they start including humus every time as humus, whilst made out of chick peas that does contain protein, it is not exactly a lot of protein, only 2-3 grams if we wish to keep it around 100 calories, even if it is a low-fat humus.
So, I had an idea… instead of chick peas, how about making a similar dip with boiled from frozen green soya beans as 80 grams are around 11 grams of protein and only 100 calories.
The reason why the amount of protein is important is because ensuring optimum daily amount based on client’s body composition ensures not only stable blood sugar levels, but also not just weight loss, but a fat loss as lean muscle is maintained through personalised protein.
Now, back to the soya bean dip… In your processor, mix 80 grams of cooked soya beans, clove of garlic, one whole tomato, raw chilli pepper, teaspoon of olive oil, some pepper, salt and voila… dip is ready to enjoy whole with some veggies. Absolutely delicious and the whole amount will not break a calorie bank and certainly will hit protein sweet spot and keep you fuller for longer energised and ready to go on until next meal.