Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hummus = Yummus

However, I was disappointed to find that while chickpeas = protein, the commercially-prepared hummus I bought at WinCo today had only one freaking gram of it. To the Protein Queen, this was quite distressing. I might as well have bought a Snickers bar to snack on.

Maybe it's all the other stuff in the hummus - high fructose corn syrup is always high on my list of "yeah, gimme some more of that" ingredients - but I was really hoping that the hummus would have more protein in it than the pita chips I bought to eat it with. Heck, I've got cereal made with refined white flour here that has more protein than this hummus, which I think was made with actual chickpeas.

Hopefully, we're checking labels and making sure we know what we're buying before we bring it home. I'm sure this is obvious to everyone else, and personally I've checked more labels just in the last week than I probably have my entire adult life, but I trusted this hummus. As a new vegetarian, I put my heart in its little hands, and look what happened.

My dear friend Elasticwaistband Lady tried her hand at making homemade hummus not too long ago. Her experience is linked-to in our "Recipes" portion of the sidebar.


Elizabeth-W said...

Blast you, WinCo!!! I was there the other day and saw they also had a second brand--not the main one they've carried for years--can't remember the name. When I'm there on Monday I'll look to see if that one has more protein.
Today at work a lady brought in the BEST guacamole I've ever tasted. I asked her for the recipe and when she said 2 cups of sour cream, I knew why I loved it so much.
Now we're on a mission to perfect the hummus recipe, huh? I can never get it just right, either.

Scarehaircare said...

I really like making my own hummus and keep tahini on hand just for that. I also have a good black bean hummus recipe and a few others I will post later.

Hummus makes a great vegetarian club sandwich filling. I will have to find that recipe, too.

Heffalump said...

Ah hummus. I had never had hummus until the nice sample lady at Costco let me try some. I liked it! However, my hubby doesn't so I have only bought it when it was on clearance.

Millie said...

I ended up eating one, possibly two Snickers bars yesterday.

I can't figure out why I haven't lost any weight yet.