Hummus and vegetables is a great way to start. It's available in most super markets already made (look for the one with the "cleanest" ingredients). It's also simple to make if you have a food processor. All you need is a can of cooked chick peas (garbanzo beans), tahini (sesame butter- I prefer Joya brand), lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. But the can of beans in the food processor (don't put all the accompanying bean liquid in just yet, save it in case you need to thing the hummus), the juice of 1/2 lemon, a good heaping tablespoon of the tahini, a tales (or less) of olive oil, and about 1/2 tsp (measured) salt (start with less and add more if needed). Blend until smooth, adding more bean liquid if needed to make a smooth dip. Eat with veggie sticks and pita bread. Eat well: only foods that PROMOTE health, and you won't need to count calories!