Hummus is a creamy dip made from mashed chickpeas. I am a firm believer that you can never eat too many chickpeas. A lot of families in the United States consume hummus every day. In Israel, hummus is served with every meal.
Most American households use hummus as a dip. However, hummus has several other uses as well including using it as a spread and salad dressing.
A few people believe that hummus is an aphrodisiac that enhances sexual functions. Scientifically, hummus contains iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc, which may to some extent improve sexual function.
Here is a list of what you can dip in hummus
|Healthy Veggies||Naan||Ritz Crackers|
|Pretzel Sticks||French Onion Sun Chips||Bread|
|Wheat Thins||Bagel Chips||Rice Cakes|
|Black Bean Chips||Pita Chips||Roasted Potatoes|
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Hummus is generally very healthy and at the same time it is super tasty. It is rich in proteins, healthy fats, and minerals. However, there are a few options in the market that are healthier compared to others.
Here are a few healthy hummus options for you.
- Pita Pal
Pita pal has one of the highest protein contents when it comes to hummus. Very few brands in the market have more than 3 grams of protein.
It also has very few calories per serving which makes it one of the healthiest hummus in the market. It is a healthy hummus option.
- Abraham’s hummus
Abraham’s hummus has an even lower calorie content compared to Pita pal.
It only has 2 grams of fat and 25 milligrams of sodium which makes it a super healthy option.
- Hope Foods hummus
This hummus is one of the few that is made from whole-food ingredients. The USDA certified it as organic.
It contains virgin olive oil and also has no preservatives since it is preserved by high-pressure processing. It is definitely healthy hummus.
My favorite thing about this hummus is its creaminess. It is arguably creamier than all the other hummus brands, Yorgo’s is organic and it contains just the right amount of each ingredient.
It also tastes heavenly and I am tempted to say it is my favorite.
Roots are hummus that is made from real foods. Some of these real foods include garbanzo beans and lemon juice.
Roots have a very low sodium content which makes them stand out. Since the hummus is made from real foods, it is full of flavor. If you are in the search of healthy hummus, this one should be on your list.
Low Carb hummus brands
Low carb hummus is usually in high demand because a lot of people are trying to heat healthy thus they embrace low-carb diets.
You can still maintain your waistline and enjoy hummus goodness at the same time. These hummus brands are the perfect low-carb hummus brands.
- Emerald valley kitchen
Emerald valley only has 2 grams of carbs. It is also organic. It is my go-to low carb hummus.
Other than being the creamiest hummus in the market, it also has very low fat, sodium, and carbs content.
On the other hand, its fiber content is quite high compared to other brands. Yorgo’s is a great option when it comes to low-carb hummus.
Hannah’s hummus is made from whole food ingredients. For this reason, the amount of carbs in it is pretty low. It is one of the brands with the lowest amount of carbs.
Abraham’s hummus only has 4 grams of carbs. It is my second favorite low carb hummus brand.
What to dip in hummus low carb
There are several different food items that you can dip in hummus low carb. I believe in keeping an open mind since hummus is quite versatile.
- Fried asparagus
Fried asparagus tastes amazing when dipped in hummus. This is a great way to eat vegetables.
The combination of cauliflower and hummus is heavenly. Ever since I discovered this I never eat it any other way.
- Carrot sticks
Carrot sticks and hummus always go together.
I don’t particularly enjoy the taste of eggplant, so I usually dip it in hummus for a different taste and texture.
- Low-carb tortillas
Low-carb tortillas taste amazing when dipped in hummus.
Crackers for hummus
Any time I want a great snack I go for crackers. I absolutely love eating my crackers with hummus. Most of the time I use hummus as a dip for crackers. For some reason, my kids enjoy it more than when we use guacamole as the dip.
I love eating Ritz crackers with my hummus. The salty taste of the crackers go perfectly well with any creamy hummus.
You can also make tiny mini sandwiches using hummus and crackers. Simply spread some hummus on two crackers and place them together to make yummy sandwiches.
Cheese crackers also go well with hummus. You can make homemade cheese crackers for dipping if you want to have the best experience. Alternatively, just buy ready-made cheese crackers at the store and enjoy your snack.
There are a variety of brands of crackers in the market. However, some of them do not taste as good as others. Sample a few until you get the one you like best.
What to dip in hummus
I usually refer to hummus as the king of all dips. In my household, it is the go-to dip for everyone, including the kids. I love it because it is healthy and it is amazingly versatile.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to what you can dip in hummus. Its amazing taste wakes up my taste buds.
I love experimenting with the different things I can dip in hummus. I now dip with many food items in my hummus.
Here is a list of a few things I dip in hummus.
- Healthy veggies
I have had an issue with eating vegetables from the time I was young. However, I am trying to incorporate them into my diet as much as possible.
I discovered that dipping them in hummus makes them taste better thus I enjoy eating them. Here are some healthy veggies that I dip in hummus.
- Cucumbers: Cucumbers have a flat taste on their own. I dip them in hummus to make them more desirable and tasty.
- Bell peppers: Bell peppers are super tasty when dipped in hummus.
- Celery: I love the scooping power that celery has. You enjoy more hummus with every bite.
- Carrots: Dipping carrot sticks in hummus has been a trend for the longest time. I would not have my carrots any other way.
- Broccoli: I have never been a great fan of broccoli, but every time I dip them in hummus I eat more than I usually would.
- Cauliflower: I always dip my cauliflower in hummus and, just like broccoli, they taste way better.
- Grape Tomatoes: Grape tomatoes dipped in hummus are a gem! They are super healthy and taste great too.
- Pretzel sticks
Pretzel sticks and hummus is a great combination. Homemade pretzel sticks usually taste better than the ones we buy at the store, so I prefer making them at home for the perfect experience.
- Wheat thins
Wheat thins have a distinct cracker flavor that goes well with hummus. Although they are quite small, they taste delicious when dipped in hummus. I can literally eat a whole box of wheat thins. I like how I can use them to scoop hummus.
- Black bean chips
The bean flavor of black bean chips complements that of hummus. I wouldn’t choose any other dip for black bean chips.
Naan is an Indian pita bread. Naan tastes delicious when dipped in hummus. You can have naan and hummus as an appetizer. The taste is to die for.
- French onion sun chips
This is my number one dipping option when it comes to hummus. I can’t get enough of it. The sour cream and onion flavor balances perfectly with hummus and the large surface area allows me to eat a lot of hummus at once.
- Bagel chips
Bagel chips are quite addictive when dipped in hummus. I mixed and matched different kinds of bagels with different flavors of hummus to get the perfect combinations.
- Pita chips
I love pita chips because other than having the taste of pita bread, they have the crack of a chip. I go for simpler flavors because they taste way better when dipped in hummus.
- Ritz crackers
Creamy hummus goes perfectly with the Ritz crackers. You can also use hummus to make mini sandwiches with your Ritz crackers. They taste delicious.
Bread in hummus has always been a great combination. The softness of bread in the creamy flavor of hummus is just what you need.
- Rice cakes
Rice cakes dipped in hummus make the perfect snack. They come in different flavors and whatever flavor you choose is bound to go well with hummus.
- Roasted potatoes
I am one of those people that love potatoes in any form. Roasted potatoes are one of my favorites. Dip them in hummus to get that super delicious flavor. Simply blend your potatoes into hummus. Thank me later.
Those are a few of the things I dip in hummus.