Thursday, July 13, 2017

Low Fat Hummus - 30 Days 30 Recipes - Day 4

Here is day four of my 30 Days 30 Recipes Challenge!  As a reminder, these are Weight Watchers recipes.  

Today I tried out the Low Fat Hummus.  I have a hummus that I really like, but it's high in calories and 10 POINTS per serving.  And when I'm trying to lose weight, it's not something that makes the menu too often.  I figured I'd give this version a try and let you know how it turned out and if it's a good substitute.  

So the consensus is, at a savings of 8 points per serving this recipe was a very good substitute.  It had a super garlicky kick!  That could be due to the larger heads of garlic I used.  I didn't mind it at all.  It gave the hummus a nice bite.  My daughter, however, found the garlic far too "spicy".  

In the future, I'd add one less clove of garlic.  Also, I would add toasted sesame seeds.  Instead of the two tablespoons in my other recipe, I would cut it down to one.  At 52 additional calories for the whole recipe, I feel it would be worth it for the flavor.  Overall, though, this recipe is quite good as is.

Find the original recipe on page 39: 100 Favorite Weight Watchers Recipes

Taste Score - 8
Ease of Preparation Score -8

Low Fat Hummus 


3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup low fat plain yogurt
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 19-ounce can chick peas, drained

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.  Chill.

Nutrition Information
Serves 4
serving = 
128 calories
2 grams fat
21 grams carbs
4 grams fiber
5 grams protein

Calculated at

Weight Watchers POINTS - 2 
Weight Watchers Points Plus - 3
Weight Watcher Smart Points - 4

All nutrition information is approximate and is calculated at

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