Words cannot express how much we love this Spicy Chickpea and Avocado Hummus Bagel. This sandwich is more than looks; it’s a stacked sandwich that is a vegetarian delight, packed with protein, and probiotics, and perfectly curated with layers of chickpeas, avocados, peppery arugula, egg, and a final layer of juicy tomato. It’s all brought together by Lifeway Farmer Cheese. Way better than cheddar, our small-batch probiotic-rich Farmer Cheese belongs on this sandwich because its tangy flavor complements everything. It also fortifies your lunch with protein and probiotics, which your body will appreciate. Check the “Where to Buy” tab to find Lifeway Farmer Cheese near you.
Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know
With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.
Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunity, improve allergies, and improve digestion.
Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health. Our Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all these nutrients, just in a different format for all the cheese lovers out there.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems.
- 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
- 2 medium avocados
- 2 tbsp. tahini
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups Farmer Cheese
- Bagel of choice
- 1 egg, over easy
- 1 tomato
- 1/2 cup chickpeas
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp. cayenne Pepper
- fresh arugula
- In a food processor, blend together all hummus ingredients until smooth and creamy.
- Toast bagel.
- Toss chickpeas in olive oil, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.
- Over the toasted bagel, add the hummus, tomato, chickpeas, arugula, and over easy egg. Eat up and Enjoy!