Most major food guides tell us to substitute meat for alternatives from time to time. Hummus is just one example of a great alternative to meat. Made from chick-peas, hummus is an excellent source of both protein and carbs. Combine with a whole-grain pita for a complete post-workout punch.
1 whole wheat pita bread, halved
1/2 cup hummus
1/3 cup lightly packed shredded lettuce or baby spinach
1/2 cup assorted raw vegetables such as halved cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots, sliced cucumbers or avocados
Spread half of the hummus inside each pita half then fill with lettuce and vegetables and serve.
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 pita half, 210 calories (70 from fat), 8g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 9g protein