edamame hummus

I love hummus, the beans keep you powered with protein and fiber, and the tahini is an excellent source of calcium.  It’s insanely easy to make, it’s cheap and turns a so-so snack of veggie sticks into something wonderful!

I found this chart on pinterest, it is from Shape magazine.

(click on photo, it will bring you to the recipes!)


 Trader Joe’s sells an edamame hummus that is SO good and my whole family loves it!  This edamame hummus recipe is just as good!  Plus, I didn’t have to drive 45 minutes to Trader Joe’s to get it…score!  I will definitely be referring to this chart in the future and look forward to trying out all the variations!

edamame hummus ~vegan, gluten free~ So simple to make!

Edamame Hummus

1 3/4 cups edamame (cooked and shelled)

1/3 cup tahini

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 garlic clove

~blend and enjoy~

(I added 2 tablespoons of water to give it a “whipped” consistency and a little sea salt for extra flavor!)


pina colada chia seed pudding

I can’t keep enough chia seed pudding in the house!  We’ve been eating it for breakfast, as a snack and as dessert.  (yes, it tastes that good!)

It’s so quick to prepare and is packed with nutritious chia seeds!

 (you can read about the health benefits of chia seeds here)  

There are so many variations of chia seed pudding, but this has become our new family favorite!

pina colada chia seed pudding ~vegan, gluten free~

Pina Colada Chia Seed Pudding

1 can coconut milk (regular or light)

1 cup crushed pineapple (fresh or canned in juice, not sugar!)

1 banana

1/3 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut

-In a food processor or blender, puree coconut milk, pineapple and banana.

-Pour mixture into a bowl and stir in chia seeds and shredded coconut.

continuously stir for a few minutes to prevent chia seeds from clumping.

-Cover and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until chia seeds absorb most of the liquid and has formed a pudding like consistency.

-Top with fresh pineapple, shredded coconut and enjoy!


caprese stuffed avocados

Avocados were Noah’s first solid food and the only one that has remained a favorite!  They are my “go-to” food for him on those picky days when all he wants to eat are cheese sticks and popcorn!  We made caprese stuffed avocados for our afternoon snack today!


Caprese Stuffed Avocados

1 avocado, halved and pitted

6 cherry tomatoes, halved

1 scallion, chopped

1 tablespoon pine nuts

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

sea salt and pepper to taste

-In a small bowl mix the tomatoes with the balsamic vinegar.

-Place tomatoes in the center of the avocado, where the pit was.

-Top with scallion, pine nuts and sea salt and pepper.


caprese stuffed avocados ~vegan, raw~