to think i have a hummus problem...

(53 Posts)
ParadiseChick Thu 13-Jun-13 21:42:57

I love, worship, adore the stuff. So anything possible in it, bread sticks, cucumber, pitta bread, tomatoes, crisps fingers and peppers.
Thing is dh says I don't dip as such, more shovel.

I buy 4 tubs a week, have it with most meals and snack at night.

So how much it's too much? It's it good for you? Other been avoiding checking the calorie content just in case it's horrendous.

foreverondiet Thu 13-Jun-13 21:45:03

It's fine - reasonably healthy but if you eating that much better to make it yourself - much cheaper and you can use olive oil to make it healthier still.

Knackerelli Thu 13-Jun-13 21:48:49

I love it too! Put it in my salads, in fajitas, on crackers or sandwiches....can you put it on cereal?!?! (Also avoiding calorie count)

Make it yourself, forgo the olive oil and use some water instead.

Cheaper and healthier and in this house we think it tastes the same.

OHforDUCKScake Thu 13-Jun-13 21:52:50

"Forgo the olive oil and use water instead"

YUCK! Dont do that, bleurgh!

I go through feck loadsa hummous as well. Its full of iron and calcium and other lovelies.

Gives you garlic breath though.

greencolorpack Thu 13-Jun-13 21:57:53

I get about three tubs a week myself. I love it in toast or bagels. I don't think it's bad for you.

I like to think if I went to some kind of prison and was told "all you can eat for the rest of your life is humours" I wouldnt mind a bit!

EarlyInTheMorning Thu 13-Jun-13 22:00:42

it is incredibly calorific

foreverondiet Thu 13-Jun-13 22:04:22

No don't miss out the olive oil! It's a healthy fat and will help you feel satisfied. And the homous won't be at nice with water.

TiggyD Thu 13-Jun-13 22:06:49

Be aware of how much you eat. You need to keep your sense of hummus.

HeffalumpTheFlump Thu 13-Jun-13 22:12:05

Hummus is so delicious... I love it on toast :D and any sort of vegetable. However I don't approve of the fancy different flavoured varieties...

youmeatsix Thu 13-Jun-13 22:13:32

YABU only from the fact you buy it, roasted red pepper is my favourite, and home bargains sell hooge big jars of them for 79p, they have a much better flavour than roasting them yourself

wharrgarbl Thu 13-Jun-13 22:14:18

Can't eat it sad Am hideously antisocial after contact with legumes, chickpeas particularly. Utterly delicious, and yes, quite calorific.

Saralyn Thu 13-Jun-13 22:16:50

Agree that olive oil is not necessary when you make our own with chickpeas, water, tahini, lemon juice, coriander and garlic. Lovely, and the olve oil doesn't add that much to the experience.

Saralyn Thu 13-Jun-13 22:17:34

And yeah,the one you buy in the shop has as many calories as a big dinner.

HappyGirlNow Thu 13-Jun-13 22:20:08

Oh I love it too, mmm

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Thu 13-Jun-13 22:23:30

Olive oil is good for you - you need 'good' fat.

Costco do lovely big vats tubs of it - devine.

hugoagogo Thu 13-Jun-13 22:31:10

mmm

Have you tried the goats cheese and pepper stuff from tesco-extra lovely.

Are you my DS? He literally does shovel. Breadsticks are carefully moved out of the way for extra houmous with his houmous.

He's not yet 2 though and basically hates vegetables, so I'm rolling with it!

TidyDancer Thu 13-Jun-13 22:36:29

Houmous is usually running through my body in equal measure with my blood.

It's heavenly stuff.

ParadiseChick Thu 13-Jun-13 22:40:54

I'm on lidl lemon and coriander, 2 tubs for £1.50

Southeastdweller Thu 13-Jun-13 22:43:51

I also can't get enough of it.

I agree with everyone who's advising to make your own. Much cheaper and healthier (the ones in supermarkets have too much salt in them). You can get tahini paste almost everywhere now.

ivanapoo Thu 13-Jun-13 22:50:22

It's all about Sabra hummus. Yes it's more expensive but means I eat less of it.

My home made stuff tastes bugger all like it unfortunately.

MalcolmTuckersMum Thu 13-Jun-13 22:54:48

I'm with you OP - I bloody love the stuff. Recently made some of my own and was horrified on the first batch just exactly how much oil it sucked up. Tried again and used plain yoghurt instead of oil and it was bloody lovely. I always roast the garlic first as well otherwise I find it tastes a little harsh.

hiddenhome Thu 13-Jun-13 22:54:51

What exactly is hummus?

FreudiansSlipper Thu 13-Jun-13 22:55:34

I love it too my own, waitrose or tescos is the best not keen on flavoured ones

I used to eat it for breakfast often lunch and dinner too but went off it when I was pregnant

It is high in fat but so delicious and better for you than some other dips

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