Friday, August 15, 2008

Hummus Lover

Honestly, I didn't know what hummus was until my DH went to Egypt for a year. On mid tour he came home & told me how Egyptions eat this stuff all the time and how healthy it was. I thought yeah, whatever! He went to the store & bought some for me to try. One look at this stuff I though ewww, that looks like baby poop but the smell was amazing ... yes I tried it, I was hooked. Hummus from the stores is rather expensive considering what it's made of & how tiny the package is so DH & I decided to make our own. Below is an amazing recipe for hummus. Of course you can add any kind of spice to change the flavor ... I'm only adding the traditional recipe. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Hummus is great on pita bread!

  • 1 Lbs. canned garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper, optional

Cooking Directions:
Coarsely mash garbanzo beans. Mix in remaining ingredients, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

My Food Plan:carb down day
B= 4 cups of coffee, 2 egg whites, 1 whole egg, 1 oz cheddar cheese, 4 cups of water
S= 1/2 cup of cottage cheese
L= 1 slice of bread, string cheese, can of potted meat, 4 cups of water. (not the most nutritonaly sound lunch but hey all protein)
S= 1 boiled egg
D= citrus chicken, steamed broccoli, cucumber salad
S= Protein shake (only if I feel hungry)
Daily Total:


  1. one of these days I am going to have to try this ..everyone loves it on big brother

  2. I agree, hummus is yummy! the teenagers I used to cook for ate it like candy! Dannelle

  3. I LOVE HUMMUS!!!  I have made my own, too!!!  Thanks for posting the recipe!!


  4. Hi! Thank you for your comment on my blog! Thank you for telling me, but I know and have always told people to never go below 1200 calories, you just caught me the one time (2 days) I did it. I was trying to shock my body after a pms binge, todays food is not all eaten yet and I will probably either add more chicken to my salad or have a protein shake later. My friend is doing this with me and we are also going to raise our calories on exercise days. The corndogs and ben & jerry's diet last week was not good! :) Thanks again for your comment! Hope to read some of your journal after I eat dinner and feel free to come visit mine. Hugs, Kelly :)