Hummus is the Ultimate Choice For New Party Appetizer Ideas
Did you know that from 2012 through 2013, Canada grew 158,000 tons of chickpeas? Canada is actually a top five exporter of chickpeas worldwide. What does that have to do with your next backyard BBQ or get-together at work? Well, it means that the next time you dip a pita chip or some carrot sticks into a bowl of hummus, you can thank the Canadian growers that helped make it possible.
When it comes to fast and easy appetizers, hummus may be the one of the ultimate party appetizer ideas — along with chips and salsa. Not only is hummus delicious, but it is also the perfect snack that won’t pack on the pounds. A published study in 2014 from the Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences found that people who choose to snack on hummus have a 53% lesser chance of being obese. They are also 51% less likely to have high blood sugar than those who don’t eat hummus.
According to Canada’s Food Guide, three-fourths of a cup of hummus can be substituted for one Food Guide Serving of meat. Rather than eating too much meat at those holiday parties, eating hummus instead is a healthy choice. Any vegetarian friends and family will be appreciative as well.
Another reason that hummus varieties are perfect party appetizer ideas? Their versatility. There are many different brands of hummus along with many flavors of hummus. You can dip nearly anything you like into hummus, but it also makes a great spread for sandwiches, substituting for mayonnaise and making an excellent foundation for vegetarian sandwiches.
Whether you’re a fan of roasted garlic hummus, roasted pepper hummus, sun dried tomato hummus, or plain hummus, this popular dip is a super way to combine nutrition and great taste in one snack.