As I've been cooking for my mom during her chemo, I've been working on recipes that are friendly to a chemo affected tummy. Yes, chemo tummy and chemo brain are real things. We've discovered this together.
Mom is very good at listening to others who have had experience with chemo. Her neighbor said that this recipe helped her when she was going through chemo. Off I went to work on a recipe suggested by my mom's neighbor. Just tell me your ideas; and off I go to the kitchen to figure out how to make it.
As I was making the hummus deviled eggs, I realized the eggs and hummus would be good for diabetics too. Obviously some recipes are good for cross purposes. What isn't obvious are the health benefits of eating hummus...
It is full of plant-based protein.
The olive oil and tahini in hummus have anti-inflammatory properties.
The high dietary fiber promotes digestive health by feeding your gut bacteria.
Healthy fats with the fiber make hummus a food with a low glycemic index that is great for diabetics.
Chickpeas and olive oil in the hummus may reduce your risk of heart disease.
The fiber in the chickpeas may promote weight loss.
Hummus is an option for people with gluten, nut, and dairy intolerances.
It's extremely easy to add to your diet.
Source: "Is Hummus Healthy? 8 Great Reasons to Eat More Hummus"
- 4 boiled eggs
- 1/2 cup of hummus dip
- a dash of paprika
***I like to use garlic flavored hummus dip. Some chemo patients tummies will be upset by fresh garlic. Powdered garlic may be an option. Every person is unique.
Boil some water.
Add the eggs and cook for 8 minutes.
Pour off the water and cool for 10 minutes or rinse with cool water.
Peel the eggs and cut them in half.
Use a spoon or gently pop the egg yolks out.
Using a fork, mix the yolks and hummus dip in a bowl until well blended.
Use a spoon to stuff the filling back into the eggs.
Sprinkle the paprika over the eggs.
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Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, but a compilation of research from medical sites. Make sure to see your doctor and have up to date lab work.