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10 Reasons Hummus Is The Food That's Been Missing From Your Life

Hummus is as close to a friend as food can get. So grab yourself some Sabra Hummus and celebrate National Hummus Day on May 13!

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Public Service Announcement: Hummus is BAE.

It only wants the best for you, boo!

It only wants the best for you, boo!

1. First of all, hummus is the kind of friend who encourages you to have that cake if you want that cake.

Spicy hummus adds great flavor to classic baked goods such as cakes and muffins. It can also be used to substitute out some of the wet ingredients such as oil.

Spicy hummus adds great flavor to classic baked goods such as cakes and muffins. It can also be used to substitute out some of the wet ingredients such as oil.

2. Hummus is there to help make sure you eat enough veggies.

Hummus is high in fiber and a great dip for vegetables. This makes it the perfect food to make your veggies yummy without sacrificing flavor or fiber!

Hummus is high in fiber and a great dip for vegetables. This makes it the perfect food to make your veggies yummy without sacrificing flavor or fiber!

3. Hummus knows you like a morning bagel but tries to make it even more delicious (which is true love).

If you love a bagel (but are over the whole cream cheese thing), spread some hummus on top to add a little something special to your breakfast.

If you love a bagel (but are over the whole cream cheese thing), spread some hummus on top to add a little something special to your breakfast.

4. Hummus fully supports ordering heavy salad dressing.

Using a hummus-based dressing can add some much-needed nutrients to an otherwise decadent part of most salads. So feel free to knock yourself out.

Using a hummus-based dressing can add some much-needed nutrients to an otherwise decadent part of most salads. So feel free to knock yourself out.

5. Hummus knows a good friend helps to make sure you feel good inside.

Hummus is traditionally made with chickpeas, which can help treat diabetes, lower the risk of heart disease, and possibly cancer.

Hummus is traditionally made with chickpeas, which can help treat diabetes, lower the risk of heart disease, and possibly cancer.

6. Hummus is also there to help you be fit and feeling good on the outside.

Hummus has a high level of protein. Protein helps with muscle growth, which helps you stay fit and active year-round.
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Hummus has a high level of protein. Protein helps with muscle growth, which helps you stay fit and active year-round.

7. Hummus would never make fun of you for leaving out the cheese in your quesadilla.

Not everyone who likes cheese can eat cheese, but now there's hope. Substitute the queso in your quesadilla for hummus and live your best (lactose-free) life.
Via fitmencook.com

Not everyone who likes cheese can eat cheese, but now there's hope. Substitute the queso in your quesadilla for hummus and live your best (lactose-free) life.

8. Hummus is ready to bring some home-cooked pasta vibes to your friend/family dinner.

Pasta can be a pretty heavy piece of most people's family dinners back home, but this hummus-based pasta is turning that heavy staple into something light and refreshing.

Pasta can be a pretty heavy piece of most people's family dinners back home, but this hummus-based pasta is turning that heavy staple into something light and refreshing.

9. Hummus wants to pamper you with soup when you feel sick (or just want soup).

Hummus soup is here to save us all from the sniffles! The next time you're feeling under the weather, snuggle up with a bowl of this hot sustenance.
Via cravingsomethinghealthy.com

Hummus soup is here to save us all from the sniffles! The next time you're feeling under the weather, snuggle up with a bowl of this hot sustenance.

10. Hummus is in support of pizza. Case closed.

Hummus can be used to add something special to a lot of our favorite meals, and pizza is one of the best. Whether you substitute the sauce, the cheese, both, or neither, adding humus to pizza is a win for us all!

Hummus can be used to add something special to a lot of our favorite meals, and pizza is one of the best. Whether you substitute the sauce, the cheese, both, or neither, adding humus to pizza is a win for us all!

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National Hummus Day is just around the corner. So go grab some Sabra Hummus for everyone you know and celebrate the day on May 13!

Simon Brown