Hummus is good for the heart, mind and soul.

Emerging research suggests that chickpeas may play a beneficial role in weight management and glucose and insulin regulation, as well as have a positive impact on some markers of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Hummus, which is made primarily of chickpeas (which is a legume) and tahini, oil, lemon juice and garlic, is a great tasting dip loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.

Legumes are not only good for the heart, they also deliver a myriad of benefits for the mind, body, and soul.

Hummus is a great snack for toddlers and school kids. Offer it with veggie sticks to dip or spread a little on fresh wholemeal bread.

Now try making hummus yourself because once you’ve tasted homemade hummus, you will never want to eat store bought hummus again. Click here for the recipe.