Traditional hummus is delicious and often deemed as a healthy choice for snacks, but when you're on a special diet, it may not fit the bill. While the nutrients are there, the biggest flaw is how high in calories it can be, its carb content, and chickpea sensitivity in some people.
If you go by the recommended serving size, you might be safe - but would you really stop eating it after 2 tablespoons? If you calculate your macros and realize that eating hummus will put you over your limits, there are still a few solutions.
Cauliflower hummus is keto-friendly, Paleo, gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free, and so tasty! Whether it be by the balcony, overlooking a vacation view, or at a party, it's also is the perfect fit for an appetizer or snack.
Here are some great reasons to make the switch to cauliflower hummus rather than traditional hummus:
- Low in Carbs, High in everything else
Cauliflower is renowned as an excellent source of nutrition for low-carb diets. As a versatile vegetable, it serves to replace grains and legumes- and in this instance, it replaces chickpeas.
While cauliflower lacks in calories and carbs, the vegetable itself still holds one great nutritional profile. In 1 cup of cauliflower alone we have:
- Calories: 25
- Fiber: 3 grams
- Vitamin C: 77% of the RDI
- Vitamin K: 20% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 11% of the RDI
- Folate: 14% of the RDI
- Pantothenic acid: 7% of the RDI
- Potassium: 9% of the RDI
- Manganese: 8% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 4% of the RDI
- Can’t forget about fiber and antioxidants
Do you know what’s unappreciated? Gut bacteria. Especially in keto diets, fiber is important in feeding healthy bacteria in your gut, reducing inflammation, and promoting good digestion. Consuming recommended amounts prevents conditions of constipation and the dreaded inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). At the same time, cauliflower-based hummus is rich in antioxidants- beneficial in inflammation reduction and protection against chronic diseases.
With 3 grams of fiber in one cup of cauliflower, Naya’s cauliflower hummus dip is made with exceptional ingredients designed to promote good health and fit your diet.
- Cauliflower Dip is perfect for all diets.
As a staple of the Mediterranean culture, we don’t look to replace hummus; rather provide that great dish to the varying range of diets that exist. Cauliflower dip is an excellent snack buddy for pallets following vegan, vegetarian, keto, paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free dishes.
As versatile as cauliflower itself, cauliflower dip doesn’t have to be just a dip! We’ve found it great in salads, sandwiches, and even pasta. A great tasting topping, a great tasting dip- cauliflower hummus just makes sense.
Try some now and you may never go back!