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How Hummus Helps You Lose Weight

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 I stick to the traditional Arab recipe because thats the only way I have ever made it and the only way anyone in this house will eat it. Any other way they would say it's not hummus but hey what can you expect from a house full of Arabs lol. Although I am sure all the variations are good.

They say you can use a blender but I don't recomend it. It comes out allot better and is allot easier with a food processor.

Also don't forget to only use cold pressed extra virgin olive oil and no other kind of oil.

When it comes to having a healthy fridge, staying stocked with low-calorie, high-nutrient foods makes eating right an easy choice. That's why we love keeping ours stocked with hummus. Here's why the condiment classic can help you drop pounds.

  1. It's a low-calorie substitute: Who needs mayonnaise (90 calories per tablespoon) when a dollop of hummus (27 calories per tablespoon for a basic hummus recipe) on your sandwich satisfies just as well? The creamy spread also works well to quiet dip cravings or as a salad dressing substitute to help you shave calories in your daily meals.
  2. It keeps you full: Made from chickpeas, hummus is a great source of protein and fiber, both of which will help keep you feeling full. Adding hummus to your favorite healthy meal will help give your body sustained energy for your workouts or will keep you from reaching for junk food when your stomach starts grumbling in the afternoon. In fact, a small study even found that people who ate more chickpeas in their diet ended up eating less low-fiber, high-fat foods — and ended up losing more weight because of it.
  3. It's easy to make: It's well known that homemade food helps you keep pounds in check, since you know exactly what's in your meals. Luckily, not only is making a batch of hummus simple to make — just throw your ingredients in a blender — but also, the versatile condiment lends itself to many different flavor profiles to keep your taste buds from becoming bored. Check out a few of our favorite healthy hummus recipes to get inspired!

by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 5:45 AM
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by Lawyerupbeeches on Apr. 30, 2013 at 1:16 PM
Hummus is a staple in our house. It's my 15 month old's favorite food along
With baba ghanoush.
by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 1:18 PM
its delicious ! and the garlic ,sundried tomatoes make it even better. I buy it though. I havnt tried making it.
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by Gold Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 1:50 PM

 I love hummus...SO makes a kick ass homemade naan...mmm...

by Bazinga! on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:15 PM

 Hummus is amazing

by Khaleesi on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:33 PM

I freaking love hummus. Any time someone says hummus I run to the refridgerator and dig mine out. I'm eating it now with nut crackers. 

by Platinum Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 2:35 PM

 Good. I love hummus and eat it all the time. 

by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 3:43 PM


Quoting fireangel5:

Which recipe do you use?

 I really can't give you exact measurements because I have been making it most my life and just eye ball it but I know you could very easily look it up and get the measurements for however much you want to make.

I soak the chick peas until they get soft, add tahini (sesame), garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice and food process it to a paste. Depending on where you live and if there are any Arabic stores in your area you may not be able to find the tahini. But if you have Kroger in your area they have an international food isle where you can find it under the Arabic foods. Also if you have any Arabic restaurants close to you they would have it and it is very cheap even if you get a large tray

by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM


Quoting Generica:

I've made hummus at home several times. yummmmy

I would like to try to make babaganoush sometime

 You make it the same way as the hummus but instead of chick peas you use egg plant

by Silver Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 3:46 PM
I love hummus! All kinds too.
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by Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 3:46 PM
I eat a lot of hummus. And kale. Kind of my whole diet right there haha
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