My 10 Must-Have Foods for the Fridge


Made from pureéd chickpeas, this Mediterranean staple is a heart-smart alternative to rich, fat-laden dips and is also a good source of vegetarian protein. Chickpeas are a low-glycemic food packed with soluble fiber, which helps to regulate blood sugar and provide long-lasting energy. For a snack with impressive fill power, enjoy a quarter cup of hummus with unlimited amounts of your favorite veggies for dipping. In my house, we also use hummus as a creamy sandwich spread in place of greasy mayo.