Tags: hummus

8 Oct 2010, Comments (3)

Crazy Camel Peanut Butter Dessert Hummus

Author: Healthnuttxo

MMM… Peanut Butter!
MMM… Hummus!
MMM… Peanut butter hummus?

Yep!

Crazy Camel makes DESSERT hummus! Flavors like Toasted Almond, Chocolate Mousse, and PEANUT BUTTER! I tried a few (and reviewed some) in the past, and today it’s all about the Peanut Butter Flavor!

Being the peanut butter lover I am, I was happy excited to try this flavor. Something peanut buttery, that I could dip things into, other than peanut butter? Hmm… 🙂

So I opened up the container and tried a little bit- yummmmayy! 🙂

It was a light peanut flavor, that was slightly sweet as well. I could taste the chickpeas, but it wasn’t overpowering. I would have preferred a bit of a stronger peanut flavor, and a more savory flavor, but it was still good. I decided to have it on some toast- but, I mixed it with some actual peanut butter as well. It was good!

Overall, I give this 4 stars. While it wasn’t a substitute for peanut butter, it was a nice peanut butter tasting treat. It was also all natural, gluten free and dairy free too!

28grams is 70 calories, 2 grams of fat, 11 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 6 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.

So here’s a question if you’d like to answer,- If you could make ANY flavor hummus, what would it be?

*I was provided this hummus to try for free from Crazy Camel**

9 Aug 2010, Comments (9)

Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Author: Healthnuttxo

One of my new favorite things is hummus. I have not really tried it until this year, and I am so happy I finally did after seeing and hearing great things about it.

So, Sabra sent me a coupon to try a free hummus, and I picked the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. I wasn’t sure really why I had picked that flavor to be honest- I’m not even really a big fan of red peppers! But, it looked interesting and I figured Why Not?

And, after trying it, I am saying to myself Why Not Why Have I Never Tried This Before!?!?

Honestly, this was absolutely DELICIOUS. It is a pale yellow in color, with a center of pieces of red peppers. Super creamy, with a great flavor, I’m almost at a loss how to describe the taste other than delicious. It had a great salty flavor, with bits of garlicy flavor too. What I also liked was that the hummus itself did not have a really powerful red pepper flavor, and I could enhance the red pepper flavor to my preferences simply by mixing some of the middle in with the hummus. Perfection!

Overall, this gets 5 stars. I can CERTAINLY see myself eating this again. I find it very versatile and tasty, and I can’t wait to try other flavors that Sabra has to offer!

* What is your favorite way to enjoy hummus and favorite brand/flavor? If you’d like to answer, please leave a comment below! *

1 serving, 2 tbsp. is 70 calories, 6 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 0 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

Cooked Chickpeas [Chickpeas (Garbanzos), Water], Tahini (Ground Sesame), Soybean And/Or Canola Oil, Red Bell Pepper, Garlic, Salt, Citric Acid, Seasoning And Spices, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate Added To Maintain Freshness.

9 May 2010, Comments (5)

Crazy Camel Dessert Hummus

Author: Healthnuttxo

Wait a second, Dessert Hummus?

Yep, you read correctly! 😉

Crazy Camel produces dessert hummus that according to them, has the “same calories as traditional Hummus, but half the fat!” These hummus’ are gluten free, vegan, dairy free and are all natural. They come in Chocolate Mousse, Pumpkin Pie, Peanut Butter, Toasted Almond, Maple Walnut and Caramel Apple.

Well, I was sent a variety pack of their flavors by the company in the mail. Unfortunately, I only got to do a review of the chocolate mousse and caramel apple flavors. I was excited to receive these, but nervous at the same time. I have tried Sabra Hummus in the Roasted Garlic flavor– and that hummus was in NO WAY, SHAPE, or FORM, sweet, or dessert like. In fact, what was I going to eat these new desssert hummus’ with?

 I tried the caramel apple flavor first. I opened the tub (which was VERY tightly packed!!) and looked at it. It was brown, with visible apple chunks. I took a sample of it with my finger- yum! It definitely had more of a caramel flavor than apple, but it was still yummy. The apple chunks reminded me of apple pie, soft, but still had shape and a little chew. The consistency overall was a mixture of applesauce and pumpkin puree. I dipped apple slices in it and crackers. Delicious!

Chocolate Mousse- ooh- now this ones yummy. By itself it wasn’t super sweet, but more chocolatey. It has a mixture of a brownie batter/chocolate cake mix taste, and was actually “fluffy” in consistency. But a-ha! I had an idea. I mixed this chocolate mousse flavor with a scoop of Suzanne’s Ricemellow Creme– INSTANT YUM! Like, so good! I had it on 2 slices of whole wheat bread for a chocolate-fluff sandwich, and I also used this hummus as a dip for pretzels. Amazing! 🙂

Overall, these are certainly yummy. Of the 2 I reviewed, I didn’t taste ANY chickpea flavor at all. Truly dessert-worthy hummus! I give them 4 stars, as they were tasty, had no refined sugars, and ever provided some filling fiber! 

Caramel Apple- 28 grams is 60 calories, 1 gram of fat, 12 carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein.

Chickpeas, Evaporated Cane Juice, Dried Apples, Safflower Oil, Caramel Extract, Apple Extract.

Chocolate Mousse-28 grams is 60 calories, 1 gram of fat, 11 carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein.

Chickpeas, Evaporated Cane Juice, Cocoa, Safflower Oil.

15 Apr 2010, Comments (6)

Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus

Author: Healthnuttxo

Well, I recieved a free coupon for Sabra Hummus in the mail, and I was finally going to get to try some of this special spread for myself!

I decided to go to the store the next day to pick a flavor, and I settled on the Roasted Garlic Flavor.

So I got home and opened up the container. A pungent smell of garlic certainly filled the room- and it should! When I looked at the hummus itself, there was a pile mound of chopped garlic in the middle, followed by bits of red peppers dispersed throughout the spread. It had a pale orange/tan color, and also had little pools of orange liquid, (presumably garlic oil?) on the surface as well.

I decided to take the plunge. I took a carrot and dipped it in- yumm! It was CERTAINLY garlic-y, and had a distinct taste for sure! It was creamy and smooth, the only chunks being the garlic pieces if you chose to eat them. Very flavorful, and the perfect blend of garlic, chick peas and salty after taste.

I enjoyed this hummus three ways so far- one with plain/salted soy chips, one with veggies like carrots, and one (my favorite way!) in egg salad on whole wheat bread. Since I loooove egg salad, it was a great way to add flavor to the sandwich and add an extra kick due to thegarlic.

Overall, I give this hummus 4 stars. It was tasty, provided healthy fats, a little fiber, and is a much better replacement for ranch dip for dressings or mayo for spreads. And, although 2 tbsp doesn’t seem like a lot for a serving, it’s the perfect ratio if you are having a little baggie of baby carrots (of course, more veggies= more hummus!! 🙂 ). It really is delicious, and I plan on trying it with pretzels soon, too.

1 serving (2 Tbsp) is 70 calories, 6 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber and 1 gram of protein.

Cooked Chick Peas (chick peas (garbanzos) water), Tahini (ground sesame), Soy Bean and/or Canola Oil,  Garlic, Salt, Citric Acid, Red Bell Pepper, Seasoning and Spices, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate added to maintain freshness.

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