2. Hummus, Tomato, and Cucumber on a Whole Wheat Bagel
Garbanzo beans, also known as chick peas, are a great source of fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals, and are the main ingredient in hummus. Forgo the expensive store-bought hummus; making it at home is easy and much less expensive.
Prepare hummus over the weekend and store it in the refrigerator.
- Drain and rinse a can of garbanzo beans.
- Spin it in the food processor with a couple of garlic cloves, 2 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes (optional), salt, and pepper to taste.
- Drizzle in 3 -4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or more, until you reach your desired consistency.
- Slather over a freshly sliced and toasted whole wheat bagel, and top with thin slices of fresh tomato and cucumber. I have found that bagels from the grocery store’s bakery department taste just as good as bagels from a bagel shop and cost much less.