In lieu of my favorite spreadable snack addition, I have been getting creative in how I satiate my creamy, snack companion needs.
HUMMUS. Yes, hummus. Typically made from chickpeas, hummus is made from beans. It's a good source of protein, a relatively low calorie spread (especially compared to my sprove ---- my "spread-love," peanut butter) and I find it to be just an all around, uber versatile addition to a healthy diet. It's delish on a piece of nicely toasted pita. It adds a nice, almost nutty creaminess when mixed into your favorite salad dressing and, it has become one of my sandwich spread staples too! I mean seriously. It's like right up there with mustard. Yeah.
So, hummus, you're all right. I'll definitely keep you around.
I find mine in the chilled section in my grocery store. There are so many options too, like "Classic," "Red Pepper," "Garlic," and even some with a little extra heat so, I see no reason why me and hummus shouldn't enjoy a long, lovely, spready relationship.