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Hummus

Hummus, a traditional Middle Eastern dip, requires only a few basic ingredients. Chickpeas are blended with lemon juice, garlic, and tahini, a sesame seed paste. From there, the variations are endless. Hummus can have added spices and the chickpeas can be swapped for other legumes or even vegetables.

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Sweet potatoes' orange glow gives away their beta-carotene content. By serving this dip with whole-wheat pita and raw vegetables such as red peppers and broccoli, you also get selenium, vitamin C, and sulforaphane.

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Hummus is traditionally enriched with copious amounts of olive oil and sesame paste. In this version the amount of fat is drastically reduced; be sure to use high-quality olive oil and tahini for the best flavor. Per serving: 153 calories, 7 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 19 g carbs, 538 mg sodium, 5 g protein, 4 g fiber

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This year, revamp party food with recipes that make it easy to have the gang over and keep your resolutions intact. Jazz up purchased hummus with a combination of fresh herbs that add bright flavor to this green dip.

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