Saturday, May 30, 2009
Snacky Saturday: Two-fer!
May 30, 2009
Snacky Saturday: Two-fer!
That's right folks, two, two, two - two snacks for the price of one! And since this review is, well, FREE, that's a pretty darn good deal.
Today I'd like to talk to you about hummus. I loves me some good hummus. My mom turned me on to hummus after taking me to a little falafel shop in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn when we first moved back to New York. We actually went there for the babaganoush, but the hummus was just as yummy.
Since then I've made my own hummus, which is actually pretty easy, but with two little ones hanging off my legs, I don't usually have the time to whip some up. Thus came my quest for the perfect pre-made hummus.
I've been very happy with Sabra hummus. Out of the brands sold at my store, this one is the creamiest and has the best flavor. I usually go for the plain or luscious lemon, and sometimes I get the one with the pine nuts (pinolis to Italians - pinoli cookies are my absolute fave cookie ever. But I digress...). Here's the NI for the plain hummus:
In an effort to incorporate my yummy hummus (look at all those mmm's) into my new lifestyle, I decided to pair it with a pack of Special K crackers, 90 calories for the pack. Cracker NI:
The result is quite tasty! The crackers are nutty, and have a flavor that works very well with the hummus. I usually have about two heaping tablespoons of hummus with one bag of crackers, a snack that is quite filling and satisfying. A bit of crunch, great flavor, and takes a while to eat.
All total the calories are about 160, which I think is well worth it for the satisfaction and fiber that I'm getting.
I buy both items at BJs, so this is an economical snack as well. One box of cracker packs has like 100 packs in it, and the huge tub of hummus lasts us a few weeks (my Hubs is a big hummus fan as well. We're still trying to convert the kids).
Friday, May 29, 2009
In all healthy ashley history I have never tasted a food and then written a review 5 minutes later.
But heaven-in-my-mouth Sabra is an exception.
I enjoy hummus, but it was always something I could take or leave. No biggie.
….until I tried my first taste of Sabra hummus 5 minutes ago!
Sabra is AMAZING!!
CREAMY (I mean really creamy! Luscious creamy!)
I wish I could reach through all your computer spoons and give you a big spoonful of this stuff. Not even kidding.
Sabra hummus definitely makes my list of foods I can’t live without. Seriously. I have tried many hummus brands, but none compare to this. I ate 1.5 servings straight from the spoon!!!
Do you do hummus? What is your favorite brand? Flavor?
Thursday, May 21, 2009
New Chesterfield firm’s workers visit
May 21, 2009 http://www.timesdispatch.com/rtd/business/local/article/B-SABR21_20090520-213410/268925/
One of the Richmond area's newest manufacturing companies is starting to acquaint itself with the region.
Sabra Dipping Co., a food products company that is building a factory in Chesterfield County, brought about 30 employees from its U.S. sales, marketing and executive team to Richmond this week for a three-day meeting.
Based in Astoria, N.Y., Sabra makes kosher, vegetarian foods. The company announced in November that it would open a plant in the Ruffin Mill Industrial Park in Chesterfield County to make refrigerated dips and spreads, including hummus.
The employees visited the site, where work has started on the plant. The factory is expected to create 260 jobs when it opens by mid-2010.
"Our plans are moving forward," said Meiky Tollman, the company's general manager and executive vice president
Yesterday, the employees took the afternoon to do some community service, helping with cleanup and repairs at the A.P. Hill Community Center in Petersburg.
"We see our future as being part of the community," Tollman said. "We wanted to learn about the community, and to be of service, and to start out the relationship the right way."
Sabra is a joint venture between Strauss Group, Israel's second-largest food company, and Purchase, N.Y.-based beverage company PepsiCo., which owns snack maker Frito-Lay. -- John Reid Blackwell