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SONYALATRECE
SparkPoints: (89,348)
Fitness Minutes: (35,792)
Posts: 7,154
9/10/10 1:01 P

Sabra red pepper hummus



KISSFAN1
Posts: 6,256
9/10/10 10:43 A

I suggest Trader Joe's. They have at least 10 different varities available (so far I've loved them all) but my favorites are: Meditterean, 3-layer, horseradish, and roasted pepper.





TIGGERJEAN
Posts: 338
9/10/10 9:45 A

Ooo...Making my own sounds really good. Blended Canned chickpeas sounds easy enough. I know what I'll be trying out this weekend!!



HAMNKING
Posts: 1,818
9/10/10 9:38 A

A big vote for making your own - you can curtail it to your own tastes. Of all the brands I've tried, I make the best with the exception of a restaurant in my area. Experiment and see what you like.

Oh, and it's super cheap to make. A batch of about 3-4 cups costs about $2.25 to make.



FITMAMA2FOUR
Posts: 32
9/10/10 9:26 A

Thank you everyone!



NIRERIN
Posts: 11,801
9/9/10 6:01 P

cedars is my favorite.



SKIPMOM
Posts: 38
9/9/10 5:59 P

I make my own a lot, but if you just want to buy, Trader Joes has a great Garlic hummus. It is 50 cal and 2.5 grams of fat for 2 tbsp, which is quite a bit. I don't track sodium, so I am not sure how it rates there, but it is great for a homemade hummus wrap.



GLASS_GLASS
Posts: 298
9/9/10 5:54 P

Make your own.

I don't cook the chick peas. I used canned.

My recipe:
•Chick peas = 16oz can, blender on chop till desired texture
•Tahini Paste = tbs for a 16 oz can, this acts as a thickener and adds a peanut like flavor. Adjust 1tbs at a time to your personal taste
•Garlic = Get the stuff in a jar. Start out with 1/2 a tbs and add more to taste. With the garlic, its going to get stronger as it marinates in the fridge just like dill dip can. If you over flavor, just add more plain chick pea mash.

Optional:
• add italian roasted red peppers to make a red pepper version. I like zesty stuff so I add at least two to a 16 oz can
• plain yogurt - to give it a creamy fluffy texture, its less oily than the olive oil recipes if you want to make a comparison and the oil in the jarred garlic kinda makes up for not putting olive oil in.


Homemade is the cheapest and the best.



ARACOS79
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Fitness Minutes: (1,823)
Posts: 189
9/9/10 3:45 P

Making your own is definitely the way to go! I was a little intimidated at first, and my first attempt was really terrible. The trick was cooking the chickpeas correctly. But once you get it right, it is totally worth it. You control the ingredients and you can flavor it anyway you want. I love to add roasted peppers to mine, or some curry powder and cumin.

It really comes down to the four major ingredients:

Chickpeas
Tahini Paste
Garlic
Olive Oil

Just play with the ratios until you find what works for you. :)



CCFIRECRACKER
Posts: 2,030
9/9/10 3:19 P

you might want to try making your own, it's super easy. spark recipes probably has a number of hummus recipes.

or if you don't want to make it, Whole Foods or a local health food store is probably your best bet for the least processed hummus.



REBECANOLA
Posts: 3,275
9/9/10 1:29 P

Pretty much all the hummus I've seen has been pretty much the same nutritionally. When I buy hummus, I tend to buy the Tribe or Sabra brands. But, I've found that it's so easy to make - and in the end cheaper than buying it - that I just make it myself. That way, you also get to control how much olive oil is in there. I like adding extra garlic.

Edited by: REBECANOLA at: 9/9/2010 (13:29)


FITMAMA2FOUR
Posts: 32
9/9/10 1:16 P

I am new to reading lables, and I am hoping to get some advice on a healthy Hummus brand! Can anyone direct me?



 
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