Think of hummus as a healthy dip. It's a tasty dip, too -- in addition to creamy chickpeas, it may contain tart lemon juice, nutty sesame oil and a host of other flavorful ingredients. It's full of protein and it also contains plenty of fiber to help make you feel full [source: Real Age]. Plus, there are lots of options for its use. You can dip celery or carrot sticks in a bowl of hummus or put it on pita bread. Spread some hummus on several romaine lettuce leaves and wrap them around diced veggies and you've practically got a meal. A note of caution: Just because a particular food is good after a run doesn't mean it's good before a run. Eating hummus before a run can result in bloating and intestinal distress.