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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 Silver Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Love hummus with raw veggies! 

by Angie on Apr. 30, 2013 at 11:16 PM

I've had hummus many, many times.  It's delicious.  In fact, there are a lot of food Arabic foods that I have eaten (authentic, too) and I enjoyed them very much.  I wish I knew the proper names for them! 

by Bella on Apr. 30, 2013 at 11:47 PM
I love hummus!
by on May. 1, 2013 at 12:03 AM
I have chick peas soaking right now and my tahini was made earlier. Tomorrow, I'm making lemon and garlic hummus. My kids love it.
by Gold Member on May. 2, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Yup...finally made it. Babaganoush on the left and hummus on the right. NOM NOM NOM.

(Oh this is Generica btw...found my original profile! I'll be deleting Generica)


Jen #1238904688930684906

by Silver Member on May. 2, 2013 at 9:42 PM
I love the sabra brand of hummus....garlic and orasted red pepper are my faves
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