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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 September 18, 2020

                                                  7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                                  7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                                  Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                                                  Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                                                  1. Exercise Daily

                                                  It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                                                  If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                                                  Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                                                  2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                                                  Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                                                  One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                                                  This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                                                  3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                                                  Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                                                  Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                                                  Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                                                  4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                                                  Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                                                  The basic nutritional advice includes:

                                                  • Eat unprocessed foods
                                                  • Eat more veggies
                                                  • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                                                  • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                                                  Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                                                    5. Watch Out for Travel

                                                    Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                                                    This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                                                    If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                                                    6. Start Slow

                                                    Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                                                    If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                                                    7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                                                    Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                                                    My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                                                    If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                                                    I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                                                    Final Thoughts

                                                    Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                                                    Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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