One of my favorite snack when I’m bored and want to keep my mouth busy is carrot and hummus. We all have those days where we just want something to keep our mouth busy but we are not hungry. So what do we eat? Crackers, rice cakes, chips…. sounds familiar? Sometimes we feel bad after eating those because we know they are not good for our body or they simply just don’t satisfy us.
Next time when you are in the store, grab some rainbow blend baby carrots instead of your typical orange carrots. It is crunchy, sweet and satisfying naturally. Low calories and guilt free!
We are trained and taught that carrots is only available in orange. Wrong, in many Country, carrots comes in varieties of color. Red, purple, white and yellow.
What are the difference amount the color?
Orange: beta and alpha carotene pigment. This promotes vitamin A product by our body and it is great for eye health.
Purple: anthocyanin, beta and alpha carotene pigment. Provides vitamin A and prevent heart disease.
Red: lycopene and beta-carotene pigment. Lycopene is the same red pigment as tomato and is linked to lower risk of certain cancer.
Yellow: Xanthophykks and lutein. Both are linked to cancer prevention and better eye health.
White: loaded with fiber and promotes healthy digestion.
Wanna learn more fun facts about carrots? click here.
If you don’t know what hummus is, it is a Middle Eastern dip made with chickpeas, olive oil , garlic, lemon juice and tahini.
Hummus is loaded with protein, fat ( good fat) and fiber so it will keep you full. Hummus will also give you a number of essential vitamins and minerals, while keep you satisfied!