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25 Different Ways To Eat Hummus. #5 Is Absolutely Authentic!

25 Different Ways To Eat Hummus. #5 Is Absolutely Authentic!

Hummus has definitely become more popular throughout America today than it has been in the past.  Hummus is such a delightfully tasty, and healthy alternative to most dips, or spreads that you find in most grocery stores.  The many different ways it can be incorporated in meals, and snacks is absolutely amazing.  Check out these 25 different recipes that involve hummus.  You will be sure to be eating more hummus.

1. Hummus Crusted Chicken

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    My lovely girlfriend stumbled across this recipe one night when trying to find a new way to cook chicken.  The hummus definitely made the whole dish.  You can use original hummus, or experiment with the flavored kinds.  Either way, you cant go wrong.

    2. Egg, Kale, and Tomato Breakfast Wraps 

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      Totally reinvent breakfast.  This hearty, and healthy recipe is sure to become a main request in your house.  This recipe is also very versatile, making it easy to still make it if you are lacking some ingredients.

      3. Avocado, Hummus, and Egg Toasts

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        Another great twist on a breakfast sandwich.  This is a very quick, and simple recipe to make for any time of the day.

        4. Quinoa and Hummus Scrambled Eggs

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          Face it, scrambled eggs can get to be a really boring breakfast choice.  Try this recipe, and experience scrambled eggs in a whole new way!

          5. Authentic Middle Eastern Hummus

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            If you are going to eat hummus, you have to try this authentic hummus recipe.  You can always modify it how you want, but you can not beat the original taste.  Try this as a dip, or even use it on one of these amazing recipes!  Either way, you are going to fall in love with this.

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            6. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Smokey

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              This recipe is a perfect way to get that picky eater in your house to try hummus.  Everything about this recipe is packed full of flavor.  Its sure to be a hit at the dinner table.

              7. Hummus Sriracha Deviled Eggs

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                Deviled Eggs have always been a big holiday favorite in my family, and this recipe has definitely changed the game for us.  The hummus, and sriracha gives the eggs a whole new flavor that cant be beat.

                8. Portobello Mushrooms with Hummus and Feta 

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                  An amazing recipe to try, if you are a mushroom lover.  This is better than most stuffed mushroom recipes I’ve tried thus far!

                  9. Mushroom and Hummus Soup

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                    Another amazing recipe for those mushroom lovers.  All of the different ingredients come together to create such an amazing flavor.  This recipe is also easy to mix and match certain ingredients to make it just how you like it.

                    10. Grilled Pizza with Spicy Hummus, Vegetables, Goat Cheese and Black Olives

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                      This is a must try for all pizza lovers.  I like to add chicken, or Italian sausage to this in place of some of the vegetables.

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                      11. Mediterranean Pasta with Hummus and Charred Tomatoes 

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                        I will never go back to normal sauce in my pasta again.  The hummus in the sauce gives it an almost creamy taste to it, and gives it a taste that is to die for.

                        12. Hummus Mashed Potatoes

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                          Who doesn’t love Mashed Potatoes?  Why not throw some hummus into them?  Try these with all different flavors of hummus.

                          13. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Avocado, and Feta Sandwich

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                            Its amazing how well hummus, and avocado go together.  This sandwich is the perfect lunch, or anytime food.

                            14. Steak and Hummus Sandwich

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                              This is one of my all time favorites.  It is really good if you add green peppers, and make it on a toasted bun.

                              15. Southwest Hummus Wrap

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                                This tastes so good, you almost forget that it is actually pretty good for you.  Its like a flavor explosion inside of your mouth.

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                                16. Cucumber Roll-ups with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

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                                  These are the perfect any time snack.  They are good with any flavor of hummus, so you don’t have to feel limited to what the recipe calls for.

                                  17. Avocado and Hummus Quesadilla

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                                    Make the mini versions, like the recipe calls for, or make them bigger for a great tasting meal for your family.

                                    18. English Muffin Hummus Melt

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                                      Don’t let the image fool you.  This recipe tastes so much better than it looks.  Try adding mushrooms, or any other of your favorite ingredients to it.

                                      19. Stuffed Peppers with Rice and Hummus

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                                        This recipe is a good one if you are a vegan, since it does not include any animal byproducts.  If you are a meat lover, try adding ground beef, or spicy sausage to the recipe.

                                        20. Spicy Chickpea Salad with Olive Hummus Dressing

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                                          This is perfect for a light meal, or even as a side salad.  This is another good recipe to try and experiment with different flavors of hummus.

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                                          21. Hummus and Sun Dried Tomato Bites

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                                            These are a good anytime snack, or even put them out for dinner guests!  These are sure to be a hit no matter what crowd you are trying to please.

                                            22. Creamy Garlic Broccoli 

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                                              A great, healthy alternative to broccoli and cheese.  This is a good recipe to get your kids to eat healthier!

                                              23. Spicy Hummus Muffins

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                                                These are a delightful treat for any time of the day.  You won’t have to worry about them going bad, because they will not last very long!

                                                24. Spicy Hummus Cake

                                                This is another sweet treat that will be sure to please the whole family.  Be sure to make two, because this will not last either!

                                                25. Hummus Quinoa Cakes

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                                                  This is a perfect fix for any veggie lover.  This makes a great, quick meal for the whole family!

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                                                  Last Updated on May 22, 2019

                                                  10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                                                  10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                                                  There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

                                                  One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

                                                  In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

                                                  Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

                                                  1. Cat Camel Stretch

                                                  Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

                                                  Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

                                                  Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

                                                  Here’s a video to guide you through:

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                                                  2. Go for a Walk or a Run

                                                  This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

                                                  Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

                                                  The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

                                                  Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

                                                  Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

                                                  3. Jumping Jacks

                                                  Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

                                                  Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

                                                  4. Abductor Side Lifts

                                                  Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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                                                  Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

                                                  5. Balancing Table Pose

                                                  This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

                                                  Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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                                                    6. Leg Squats

                                                    Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

                                                    Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

                                                    The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

                                                    7. Push Ups

                                                    You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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                                                    An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

                                                    Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

                                                    This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

                                                    8. Bicycle Crunches

                                                    There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

                                                    Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

                                                    9. Lunges

                                                    Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

                                                    Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

                                                    This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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                                                    10. Bicep Curls

                                                    You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

                                                    Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

                                                    Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

                                                    Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

                                                    Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

                                                    These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

                                                    You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

                                                    Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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