Home-made Hummus


Short & simple post on a great healthy snack option.

A client recently asked me for ideas of what could she snack on, because when I said ‘snacks’ she automatically thought on chocolate and crisps etc.

If you change your mindset on this by preparing your food in advance, especially before a day in work then it will prevent you from snacking on whatever is available, like the usual canteen/vending machine snacks.

Going into work knowing exactly what you have for lunch and to eat throughout the day adds that bit of structure to your diet making you more in control of what you eat throughout the day and less likely to binge.

I’ll say it again……. “Preparation is key”


-1 tin of chickpeas, drained

-1/2 lemon, juiced

-2 tbsp tahini (ground sesame seeds)

-1 clove garlic

-1/2 tsp cumin powder

-1/2 tsp paprika

-pinch salt/pepper to taste


  1. Add all ingredients except chickpeas and blitz until combined.
  2. Add half chickpeas and blend, adding some water if consistency is too thick.
  3. Add remaining chickpeas and more water depending on how you like the consistency.
  4. Serve as a side for fresh vegetables to snack on or great as a spread for ryvita etc.

No need for store-bought hummus, this way you know exactly what you are eating and saving money doing so 🙂

Nutritional Info

(Per ¼ serving)

Calories: 86

Carbs: 6g

Fat: 5g

Protein: 4g

Fibre: 1.5g

 Alana xo

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