One day Justin had a coupon for Sabra’s hummus. Good stuff really but everyone here should know by now I prefer to make things from scratch without all the additives in them. However, the flavor we picked happened to be caramelized onion & paprika. I LOVE caramelized onion so I killed this hummus with some black bean chips we happened to pick up too. This was pre 60-day-challenge diet when chips and hummus were typically a weekend treat.
So this hummus was so good, and gone so quick, that it was the inspiration for my next humus flavor. Of course, most things don’t tell you ALL the ingredients on the label…they’ll say things like “herbs and spices” because they don’t want you to be able to copy the flavor. So I just used my creativity and went to town on it. And it ended up tasting nearly identical to the store-bought stuff – but much cheaper!
This is one of the more time consuming ones because you have to make the caramelized onions but a lot of times I make a batch of those for the week anyway. They go with my eggs for breakfast or just on some random meals throughout the week. Depends on what else I prepped though. They definitely go great with burgers or stuffed sweet potatoes – both things I have started to phase out of my diet a bit because it was too high-starch before. The benefit of that is steadier blood sugar levels which means fewer energy crashes and fewer cups of coffee throughout the day.
Hummus is probably my favorite go-to snack prep. But unfortunately I realize one of my diet problems might be that I’m getting TOO much fiber because nearly all my carbs are from fruit, vegetables, and beans. That’s a lot of fiber. So I need to cut back the hummus and veggies…after having just made a huge batch the other day. Ooops.