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Got chickpeas? - Metabolic Balance

It is very easy to just stick to the same options in your Metabolic Balance® plan, again and again. But if you do so, you will not only limit the variety of nutrients in your diet, but also risk developing an intolerance for that food group! So let's be a bit creative and try some of the other ingredients in your list, for example, got chickpeas? If so, homemade hummus might be a good option for you! Please pay attention to some of the restriction/options next to each ingredient.

  • 1 lemon (if it is one of your fruits: counts as your fruit with that meal)

  • Canned chickpeas, drain and rise (protein portion)

  • 2 TBSP olive oil (If you are in Phase 2, substitute vegetable broth for oil)

  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • ¼ cup sparkling water (~230 ml)

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  • Weigh your ingredients according to your plan requirements. Remember, if you used canned beans, double the amount indicated in your plan.

  • If lemon is a fruit on your food list, you can either zest the lemon and put in the food processor/mixer or cut it in half and squeeze the juice (remember, it'll be your fruit for that meal!)

  • Add remaining ingredients in and mix until the desired consistency has been achieved. You might want to add the water slowly, as it could not all be needed, depending on your chickpeas consistency.

  • You can add any other spices you like!

  • Enjoy!​

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