National Nutrition Month Tip #21

Hummus is a protein and calcium rich food that is a great on the go snack anytime, but especially during pregnancy.  Pair it with some fresh organic veggies (carrots, celery, bell pepper) and you have a healthy addition to your eating arsenal.  The chickpeas in the hummus provide the protein, which is really critical during pregnancy as a woman’s protein requirements nearly double.  Sesame seeds are a great source of calcium, so unless you have an allergy, be sure to choose a hummus that has tahini, or add tahini if you make your own.

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