Pumped-Up Hummus (#StrangeButGood)

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I am always looking for a way to get the most out of my time spent in meal prep. If I can prep one item and meet two needs, it is a real time saver!

I came up with the idea for this recipe in an effort to give my hummus an extra “boost” of protein. That way, I could avoid having to prep an additional protein source for my meal. While I don’t meticulously track calories, I keep a fairly good account of my intake with the LoseIt! application. This has really helped me to make sure I am meeting my macros for gaining lean muscle (one of my main fitness goals).

You can use your favorite hummus for this recipe. I usually make my own, but was running short on time and used pre-made.

I love that the addition of the egg whites and cottage cheese resulted in a less dense and almost whipped-style final product!

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PUMPED-UP HUMMUS

PUMPED-UP HUMMUS
🥣 Ingredients:
👉🏼8oz hummus (plain or flavored)
👉🏼230g liquid egg whites
👉🏼150g Fat Free Cottage Cheese
Optional (add if using plain):
👉🏼1/4 tsp smoked paprika
👉🏼pinch garlic salt
👩🏻‍🍳 Directions:
1/ Cook the egg whites in a frying pan sprayed with cooking spray until set (like you would make an omelette, but just flip and cook through without stuffing and folding).
2/ Allow to cool for a few minutes after cooking.
3/ Place the cooked egg whites and all remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor and run until smooth.
4/ Serve with raw veggies, rolled up in deli meat, as a spread on wraps/sandwiches, or however else you like to use your hummus!!
Makes 8 servings (a little over 2 oz each)

Nutrition:

90 Calories | 4F | 7C | 8P
📝 Notes:
👉🏼Nutrition is calculated using plain hummus that was calories per 1oz (2 tablespoons) serving.
👉🏼You can adjust the ingredients to tweak your preferences.
👉🏼You can add feta cheese on top or mixed in.
👉🏼Play with flavor variations using different spices and roasted vegetables blended in as well!

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Feeling really experimental? Try this: cook 2 eggs over-easy, then top with some diced tomatoes, this hummus, a couple crumbled sausage links (turkey/chicken/veggie sausage of preference) and a TBSP or two of nutritional yeast! I know it sounds odd, but if you are a fan of runny yolks, it is pheNOMenal!!

Don’t forget to stop in at the #strange but good headquarters!

Reader Question:

What is your favorite hummus flavor?

| Kaci

3 Comments Add yours

  1. This sounds delicious and easy! Thanks for sharing it. Happy New Year!

  2. Whoa… mind = blown. This is really, really cool (in a #strangebutgood way). I want to run out and buy some hummus right now!

  3. Hayley says:

    Wow great idea!!

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