Nutritional Facts of Spinach Hummus with Cucumber Sticks ( Tiffin Treats), Calories in Spinach Hummus with Cucumber Sticks ( Tiffin Treats)

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How many calories does one tablespoon of Spinach Hummus  have?

One tablespoon (20 grams) of Spinach Hummus  gives 39 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 20 calories, proteins account for 6 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 13 calories. One tablespoon of Spinach Hummus  provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Spinach Hummus recipe makes 21 tablespoons of 20 grams.

39 calories for 1 tbsp of Spinach Hummus with Cucumber Sticks ( Tiffin Treats), Cholesterol 1.6 mg, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 1.5g, Fat 1.4g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid is present in Spinach Hummus with Cucumber Sticks ( Tiffin Treats)

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spinach hummus is a quick healthy Indian style spinach hummus can be super for palak hummus for kids tiffins.

Kabuli chana, also known as chick peas, is the prime ingredient of any hummus. In this spinach hummus, chick peas are soaked and cooked till done. Spinach, garlic, green chillies and lemon juice are added to it as flavour enhancers. 

Curd and olive oil in this homemade Spinach hummus is to ease the process of blending and give a smooth texture to the hummus. Curd will add on to your protein levels while the olive oil will lend omega-3 fats – the healthy fats known to protect your heart in healthy parsley hummus.

Imagine packing a nice, satiating palak hummus for kids tiffins in your kids’ snack box along with something refreshing like cucumber or carrot sticks. it would transform their break into a very jolly and relaxing time. 

The Spinach Hummus is the perfect choice for this, because it is colourful, healthy and filling too as it is loaded with chickpeas and spinach. Apt ingredients like green chilli paste, curds and lemon juice impart an exciting flavour and perfect texture to the hummus, which stays fresh in the tiffin box for around 5 hours. To save time, you can cook the chickpeas the previous night itself. If doing so, add a little more water when blending the chickpeas the next morning. Also pack some Chatpata Popcorn in another tiffin for a perfect short break combo. 

You can serve the Spinach hummus along with Lavash or Chips, to make a wonderful finger food. You can munch on it while watching a movie, but it is so tasty that it can be served at parties too!

Is Spinach Hummus  healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Spinach (Palak) : Spinach is one of the richest plant sources of Iron and it should be part of a healthy diet for everyone.  Raw spinach is very rich in insoluble fibre, 25% having soluble fiber and 75% insoluble fiber.  Spinach is good for the heartdiabetics and eyes. Read this on the 17 benefits of spinach and why you should eat it.

Kabuli Chana ( white chick peas) Kabuli Chana which is used popularly in Chole in India is a complex carbs which prevents surges in blood sugar levels and is good for diabetics. Chickpeas are high in Fibre resulting in your stomach feeling a lot fuller than refined carbs. One cup of cooked chickpeas has 14 grams of protein, which is a really good amount. See here for 10 fabolous benefits of chickpeas

Garlic : Garlic has been proven to lower cholesterol. The active ingredient allicin present in garlic aids in lowering blood pressure. Garlic is also alleged to help regulate blood glucose levels for diabetics. Garlic is great for the heart and circulatory system. Garlic has an antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal function and can help in relieving common cold and other viral infections. To boost your immune system, have a garlic clove a day. Garlic is a top anti-viral food. The thiosulphate compound, Allicin, found in garlic acts as a strong antioxidant and protects our body from damage of free radicals.  Read here for complete benefits of garlic

Olive Oil, Extra Virgin Olive oil : Olive oil is a strong antioxidant and good for heart. Also it has anti inflammation properties. This is one of the healthiest oil you can opt for. It has around 77% of MUFA. Olive oil, especially the extra virgin olive oil, is unrefined oil in its natural state and free of chemicals. Moreover, olive oil also possesses polyphenols – a type of antioxidant which protects body cells and maintains heart health as well. Popular in Mediterranean cooking, this oil works best for salad dressings or quick sautéing recipes. They cannot be used for prolonged cooking at high temperatures. Note that it's fat at the end of the day so don't consume too much. Read the super article of  which oil is the healthiest, avoid vegetable oil

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have the Spinach Hummus   ?

Yes. Kabuli Chana which is used popularly in Chole in India is a complex carbs which prevents surges in blood sugar levels and is good for diabetics. Chickpeas are high in Fibre resulting in your stomach feeling a lot fuller than refined carbs. One cup of cooked chickpeas has 14 grams of protein, which is a really good amount.

Can healthy individuals have  the Spinach Hummus  ?

Yes, this is healthy. Olive oil is a strong antioxidant and good for heart. Also it has anti inflammation properties. This is one of the healthiest oil you can opt for. It has around 77% of MUFA. Olive oil, especially the extra virgin olive oil, is unrefined oil in its natural state and free of chemicals. Moreover, olive oil also possesses polyphenols – a type of antioxidant which protects body cells and maintains heart health as well.

Value per tbsp% Daily Values
Energy190 cal10%
Protein7.5 g14%
Carbohydrates25.9 g9%
Fiber12.1 g48%
Fat6.3 g10%
Cholesterol0.6 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A672.9 mcg14%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.3 mg11%
Vitamin C7.5 mg19%
Vitamin E1.1 mg7%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)90.6 mcg45%
MINERALS
Calcium103.6 mg17%
Iron2.3 mg11%
Magnesium82.8 mg24%
Phosphorus137.4 mg23%
Sodium16.9 mg1%
Potassium392.7 mg8%
Zinc1.3 mg13%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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