Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hummus Love and Weekly Meals

We went shopping at Costco over the weekend, and I was very excited when I finally found the individual Sabra hummus packs. I have always wanted to buy them so that I wouldn’t find the teenager’s “leftovers” in my big hummus container… Yes, I have told him many times to please not dig right into "my” container with veggies, crackers, chips, pita bread, etc., but somehow he never seems to hear me… I can’t wait for him to have kids (actually that’s not exactly true!) and find “leftovers” in his hummus container…

Anyway, my Costco didn’t carry the individual containers for the longest time. But now it does. And here is a cute little container that I enjoyed with some veggies (carrots, cucumbers, and mini peppers). The teenager already ate several containers on his own… Yes, I also can’t wait for him to have teenage boys who eat ALL his food within hours of bringing it home from the grocery store…



After not planning meals for a few weeks, I was ready to get back to planning meals this week:

Tuesday: Quesadillas with sautéed onions, mushrooms, and peppers. On the side we’ll have chunky, fresh guacamole.

Wednesday: Salmon in a ginger/lemon grass sauce over quinoa and a salad.

Thursday: Lettuce wraps: marinated tofu, carrots, and cucumbers wrapped in lettuce. We’ll have some almond butter sauce on the side for dipping.

Friday: We are getting our second CSA delivery, and I hope to be inspired. In the last delivery we got a Napa cabbage, and I made a slaw with a buttermilk dressing. If there is another Napa cabbage, that’s what I’ll make. I’m also thinking of some sort of a veggie stir fry and some brown rice.

Questions: What is your favorite hummus? What is your favorite way of eating hummus? Have you entered the Chobani giveaway yet? If not, click here.


Be well,
Andrea

23 comments:

  1. I have yet to find the Sabra Hummus at my Costco. I am going to look for it again. and I too have leftovers in the hummus, but I think hubs is to blame. haha

    my teenager could eat his weight in potatoes. he loves em.

    I love your menu this week. the quesedillas sound PERFECT! I am hungry now!
    Happy Tuesday

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  2. great meal plan! and I need more hummus soon! I forgot to get some at Costco when visiting inlaws!!!

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  3. sabra is by far my fav hummus. it's so smooth and wonderful ... just how i like it :) i really like the roasted garlic one or the roasted red pepper. i can't seem to find the new flavors at my stores, but i'm dying to try the chipotle!

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  4. Seriously, I love the idea of hummus containers, single serve style. I love hummus. My fave hummus is that made by my step dad's mom. They are egyptian, so it is the real deal hummus. She makes it for any occassion we have get togethers. She even served it at my bridal shower. It is the best ever and now I am craving some.

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  5. I love hummus! The best kind is homemade. Sometimes the store-bought stuff is too garlicky for me.

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  6. I love hummus and usually get just a regular one but I like the red pepper and spicy one sometimes. I eat mine with toasted pita.

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  7. I usually get hummus from Trader Joe's and love trying all the flavors!

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  8. Mom's hommade hummus... I can eat it by spoonfuls

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  9. Homemade hummus is tied with TJs sundried tomato basil hummus.

    *swoon*

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  10. Hummus is awesome of course. Here in Canada President's Choice has started making Topped Hummus and it comes in a variety of flavours. My favourite is topped with chipotle and roasted red pepper. Delish! I like pretty much any veggie dipped in hummus. Or nice crunchy crackers. mmmm. hungry.

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  11. i make my own hummus when i eat it. I dont do well with too many beans so i am not a hummus maniac like some people can do, but it's just easier and cheaper to do my own i think.

    i love your meal planning..as a mom, we kinda have to to stay sane, right! :)

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  12. I love any variety of Sabra hummus. I usually eat mine with raw veggies or whole wheat pita bread. Your meals look great... you have me craving quesadillas now :)

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  13. I love making my own hummus. I keep it simple and only using chick-peas, carrots, garlic, salt and pepper and a little water to thin. I eat it with raw veggies. Yummy :)

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  14. Did I miss those quesadillas tonight? They sound wonderful!

    I love Sabra hummus -- the roasted garlic or pine nut. It's wonderful!

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  15. What a great idea! These single packs make it so much easier to eat this healthy snack.

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  16. Hummus is so yummy! I've made my own on occasion but since I don't have a food processer I find it hard to make it smooth.

    Meal planning makes my life so much easier!

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  17. I've heard the best things about sabra - but never had it! I still can't find the little containers! :( My favorite is Trader Joe's spicy hummus. yuuummmm.

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  18. I love the Trader Joe's spicy hummus - it's the best.

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  19. Napa cabbage is great for rolling up dumpling fillings, too. That's what my mom does. It's delish. And kimchi, of course! :-)

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  20. Saw your chia comment...you DO need to git on the wagon :)
    it rocks.
    well
    at least it IS GOOD FOR US :)

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  21. Oh teenagers. They just have the worst hearing..what's the deal?! Mine came back when I was about 20 .... :)

    My favorite hummus is the red pepper hummus. I believe it is by the Atheno brand (is that a brand?). In general, I like any flavor of hummus, it's all good!

    Your menu sounds fantastic. Mmm, leetuce wraps. I like that idea a lot. Perhaps I'll do that for my cookbook!

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  22. I like the Sarba roasted red pepper hummus the best. I'm gonna have to check to see if my Costco carries the little containers...

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  23. I love the individual Sabras. It makes portion control so much easier as I can eat half the regular size tub in one sitting. Okay, really I can eat the whole thing!

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