For a “no cook” dinner that’s not only fast, but delicious, start with hummus. There are many variations, but classic hummus contains a pureed mixture of cooked chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans. Some varieties are seasoned with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, or other seasonings. To increase the protein content and make this a meal, you’ll be adding chopped, cooked chicken or canned chicken.
Hummus with Chicken and Veggies
2 small (or one large) carton on hummus (look in the Deli section)
1-2 cups chopped, cooked chicken or canned chicken
2 cucumbers, chopped
¼ – ½ cup (or more!) green onions (or any onions), chopped
Bell peppers, cut in strips
Mix all ingredients well. Use bell peppers as “chips” to dip with. This meal is fast AND yummy!
*This dinner is very low in carbs. For those desiring more, use chips or pita bread as the dipper.
Karen Donaldson, MS, RD, LD is a registered dietitian, personal trainer, and an EFT Certified Weight Loss Coach who specializes in helping people with emotional eating issues. Her office now accepts insurance for nutrition counseling. She can be reached at EXCEL Weight Loss Solutions at 233-0593.