Hummus for Weight Loss

Hummus for Weight Loss

Hummus for weight loss? There have been stranger things happen.

Our insatiable need to shake excess fat from our bodies has seen several weight loss diets creep into the health and fitness market during the last couple of years. Most of the time, these diets fail to help people lose those extra kilos, but some produce very satisfactory weight loss results. One of the weight loss ideas that have been found to be quite effective when it comes to reducing hunger pangs and food consumption is eating hummus regularly as part of a balanced diet. Incorporating hummus into your diet gives you a massive boost of protein and keeps you fuller for longer. You might also try eating tabbouleh to give you the greens your body needs.

Losing weight with healthy eatingWho invented it?

Hummus dip has its origin in the Middle East, with the main ingredients as olive oil, chickpeas, salt, garlic, tahini, and lemon juice. Humus serves as a snack or side fish, and offers you very tasty and nutritious variety to your weight loss diet plan. You can make humus a part of your daily food intakes to achieve better results.

Plan your daily food intake to incorporate humus as a way of reducing your calorie intakes. To maintain your weight, you need about 15 calories per pound of body weight to maintain your weight. This means you need about 500 calories less than this to shave 1 pound in a week. According to dieticians, humus provides you a better substitute to the Mayo-based condiments that are known to be very high in calorie counts. These high calorie condiments make a dent on your weight loss diet plans by adding the weight back on in the form of low nutrient calories.

 

How to Eat Hummus

You can always spread humus on your crackers or sandwiches instead of fatty condiments. Dip your vegetable sticks or crackers into hummus to have a more filling tasty snack. Always use veggies rather than the fatty chips whenever you can, as this will give you better results. You can add red pepper slices, the vitamin C contained in them helps the body absorb more of the iron contained in the hummus. Sliced cucumbers, carrots, Zucchini or asparagus spears are equally good ideas.

Always insist on low calorie hummus and make it yourself at home whenever you can. If you must use store bought then the traditional hummus is always the best, but some manufacturers make use higher amounts of olive oil, some brands contain extra flavorings to increase the calorie content, so be aware of this when purchasing. Eat Hummus as part of your healthy diet.

How to Make Light Fluffy Hummus

How to Make Light Fluffy Hummus

How to Make Light Fluffy Hummus

Some people like their hummus heavy and moist while others prefer it lighter and fluffy. Here are some tips and a video recipe to help you keep your hummus more on the light side. We have a lot of hummus variations on this site and there are also some surprising new recipes to add to your arsenal.

This recipe uses Tahini. Some people prefer their hummus without the Tahini, but that’s something for another day. Inspired Taste website claim that the secret to the light and fluffy hummus lies in how long you leave it in the food processor to process. Try our peanut butter hummus recipe which is a delicacy that can’t easily be put into words.

People who are passionate about making hummus will go to great lengths to create the perfect hummus recipe. Making an awesome tried and tested recipe for hummus usually involves a lot of trial and error, trying new things until you come up with the perfect combination of ingredients and mixing.

The video below shows some passionate people making their own signature hummus dish. The video gives you a good idea about the extra mixing they are talking about. Recipe sourced from here.

how to make light fluffy hummus

Basic Hummus Recipe

Basic Hummus Recipe

Basic Hummus Recipe – For the Love of Hummus

Lovely traditional hummus recipe with chickpeas and tahini. Perfect for any occasion and incredibly healthy, hummus has been made for centuries. Use this recipe as a base than you can add different ingredients to your hummus depending on your taste and the occasion. We have a huge range of hummus and other middle eastern type dip recipes on this site. So be sure to browse around to see everything.

 

Ingredients

Hummus

600g Can of Chickpeas. Drain the can and rinse the beans under cold water.
3 crushed garlic cloves, or two teaspoons of store bought crushed garlic.
100ml good quality olive oil (leave a teaspoon left over for drizzling on top of finished hummus)
2 tablespoons tahini paste (Hulled)
Lemon juice. Either squeeze a whole fresh lemon or 2 tablespoons of pre made lemon juice.
1 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
1/4 cup (60ml) water
1 teaspoon of Sumac for garnish

Method

Place all items in a food processor. Process on low speed for one minute until combined. Add water slowly until you get a nice texture for your hummus. Scrape down the sides often. Blend for up to 5 minutes depending on how fluffy you prefer your hummus to be.

Serve on a plate, drizzle olive oil on the top. Garnish with sumac. You can add all sorts of different ingredients to make some cool hummus variations.