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Making Houmous part of your healthy diet

Houmous. For many it is a bit like Marmite, you either love it or you hate it. The thing is, houmus does not have the best reputation. Many people who turn their nose up at it have probably never even tried it. But when Healthy Food Reviews were looking for a new healthy recipe to add to our healthy diet, we stumbled upon houmous. We’d had it before, but it was never an integral part of our meal plan until we found this recipe…

Houmous can be part of your healthy diet staple

Who doesn’t love houmous? Well, as we already mentioned, the majority of the British public are not huge fans. This can be seen as controversial. But not so long ago, we were part of that category. Slowly but surely, we added houmus and carrots as part of a healthy snack to include in our healthy diet.

What’s more this low-calorie recipe is also suitable for vegetarians, so for a lot of people, it is a win-win. Another aspect of houmous is you can pretty much mix it with anything. Whether its a side of your healthy diet and purely used for dipping carrots into or you want to go ahead and mix and match with a variety of options from the fridge. For this recipe, we are going to focus on a hard-boiled egg houmous recipe.

Ingredients for this healthy recipe

To create this delicious recipe, you’ll need to allocate time to it. Like all things healthy, it does take a while and means you will have to adapt from your fast food splurge. This is because, for these sorts of meals to be included in your healthy diet, it can take up to 90 minutes to prepare.

The prep time for a meal such as loaded houmous can take up to 45 minutes if you want to do it correctly.

It takes just as much time to cook something like this. But it can serve up to a family of 5, or 2 if you are feeling greedy. But you wouldn’t really be on this page if you were feeling greedy, would you?

Getting down to it, this healthy recipe requires you to have 600g of cooked chickpeas, 2 garlic cloves, 80ml of lemon jouce and also 190g of Tahini. You’ll also need to measure 120ml cup of cold water and 3/4 tsp of sea salt. Remember our number one tip at Healthy Food Reviews, make sure you eat before you go shopping! You only want to be buying what you need!

Whilst at the supermarket, you will also need to pick up some hard boiled eggs, as well as having a jug of water ready. For this hard boiled egg houmous recipe you will need to do the following:

Method for this part of your healthy diet

So, for this recipe, you have your chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, tahini and sea salt already. If you have a food processor or blender then this would be perfect. If not, you’ll have to do it the old fashioned way with a mixing bowl and a strong hand. Blitz all the ingredients together until it is pureed.

From there, you will need to prepare other bits whilst the blender is still going or you have someone else mixing your foods. Gradually add water to the bowl, but only add 2 tablespoons at a time. This should then cause the ingredients to from a creamy consistency and it will start to look like the houmous you so love so much. If you prefer it a little creamier, just keep adding water to it until you are satisfied. Now, you are so close to adding a new recipe to your healthy diet.

All that is left is to add the hard boiled eggs which you picked up from the shop.

Eggs as part of your diet

You’ve decided you want eggs to play a part in this houmous recipe. Well, here’s how you do it. Place your eggs in a small pot and cover this entirely in water. Bring it to the boil and then keep it bubbling away for a minute or so. You’ll want the eggs to cool down next so you can let it sit for around 10-15 minutes, depending on how you like your eggs (in the morning). <- Sorry, couldn’t resist!

Swiftly run the eggs under cold water and allow them to cool before peeling the shells of the eggs. As though you were having a low-calorie egg salad as part of your healthy diet, you’ll slice the eggs up into circles and swap them into the houmus. Thus, you are now creating a loaded houmous recipe. Delicious and tasty with the added benefit of hard-boiled eggs. What’s not a winner?

To see more of our healthy recipes, check out the recipes on Healthy Food Reviews. Good luck with your healthy diet!

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